After a few hours of downtime, the Fortnite 19.40 update is now live on all platforms. You can read through all the new content, changes, and fixes heading to Epic Games’ battle royale shooter in the latest Fortnite update right here.
As announced yesterday, tennis champion Naomi Osaka is the star of the show in Fortnite 19.40, with her virtual likeness heading to Fortnite as part of the Icon Series. The Naomi Osaka Cup – a solo tournament granting the full Naomi Osaka skin set for the top-performing players in each region – starts tomorrow.
Alongside, Fortnite 19.40 signals the start of Amazing Web Week, tasking players with hunting down Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters. The update also introduces proximity voice chat to Impostors and now allows you to change the time of day in replays.
Fortnite 19.40 also bundles in the usual share of bug fixes and changes. You can sift through all these in the Fortnite 19.40 update patch notes at your leisure just below.
Fortnite 19.40 Update Patch Notes
Amazing Web Week
The v19.40 update presents Amazing Web Week! From March 1 at 9 AM ET to March 8, 2022, at 8:59 AM ET, find Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters as Chest loot on the Island. (In addition to their regular spots!) If you want even more airtime — or just wanna send villains out of your sights — Bouncers will be unvaulted for Amazing Web Week. Find them on the ground and from Supply Drops!
While in aerial action, you can complete “Amazing Web Week” Quests for extra XP.
A new themed week will begin after Amazing Web Week ends. This week starts March 8 at 9 AM ET, bringing with it a new batch of special Quests. Stay tuned for more info!
Proximity Voice Chat in Impostors
v19.40 enhances the Voice version of Impostors! The “Impostors (Voice)” playlist now uses proximity voice chat, meaning who you hear is based on who’s around your character. As before, voice communication is split between players who are and aren’t eliminated while mixing both the Agents and Impostors together. Even though eliminated players can’t voice chat with non-eliminated players, they can still hear them to keep up with the drama.
Players who prefer no voice communication can still select the “Impostors” playlist (which has Quick Chat enabled only).
Adjust the Time of Day in Replays
On platforms that support Fortnite replays, you can now change the time of day when playing back a replay! This can be done for replays that take place in Battle Royale or in Creative Islands, where the time of day hasn’t been set by the Island’s creator.
To adjust the time of day in a replay, select the camera settings (denoted by the camera with the gear in the middle), navigate to the clock icon, then use the slider to choose the time of day you want. You can also choose to pause the time of day.
Fortnite 19.40 – Competitive Notes
- The Amazing Web Week loot change and Bouncer addition are not included in competitive playlists.
Fortnite 19.40 – Major Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue involving Outfits sometimes glowing with a bright blue “hologram” effect in the Lobby.
- Fixed the issue in which POI names would appear on the map only in English regardless of your selected language.
Fortnite is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. For more details on the latest Fortnite update, head to the official website here.