Fortnite Update Version 2.16 Patch Notes v8.40.1 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch)

Fortnite update version 2.16 is available to download now on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Here are the patch notes for this revealing what’s included in it.

Fortnite has received a new limited time mode with the last update. Air Royale is basically the same gameplay design as the regular Battle Royale mode but this time the battles are taken to the sky. You will ride an airplane and use it to take down opponents while avoiding the same happening to your character.

Fortnite Update Version 2.16 Patch Notes v8.40.1 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch)

Fortnite update 2.16 patch 8.40.1 deals with some of the minor bug fixes that cropped up after Epic Games released the last patch for the game.

Fortnite Update Version 2.16 Patch Notes v8.40.1 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch)

Battle Royale
Fixed the following issues:

  • Players were incorrectly being shown that they were being dropped to a lower Division in Arena.
    • This was a visual-only issue, players were not actually being moved to a lower Division and the correct Division for each player is now displayed in-game.
  • Blackheart’s beard was growing uncontrollably in the Deep Fried Food Fight LTM and would cover most of a player’s screen. He has visited a barber and his beard is back to its previous glory.
  • Bushes were not appearing in any game modes after playing a match in the Air Royale LTM.
  • Nameplate and ally indicators were missing from the UI in the Deep Fried Food Fight LTM.
  • Extra buttons on mobile devices weren’t functioning properly when quickly alternating between clicking dedicated weapon select and building buttons.

Creative Mode

  • Made stability improvements specific to Creative Mode.

Save the World
Fixed the following issues:

  • Fixed an issue that would cause players to constantly get kicked out of matches.
    • This is currently only a PC fix. We will have a fix for console players in the near future.

All Modes
Fixed the following issues:

  • Throwable items were not dealing damage if it was the last item consumed in a stack.
  • The countdown for the Item Shop was showing an incorrect time.

Fortnite is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.


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