Fortnite’s 20.40 update is upon us and we have all the details you need, including the first patch notes, expected new features, and downtime details.

After weeks of battling the Imagined Order together with the resistance team of the Seven, Fortnite Chapter 3 season 2 is nearing its end, but not before a final mid-season update.

Fortnite’s 20.40 update is the last big patch of the season, so expect some exciting new content (including an Obi-Wan Kenobi skin) and potential tips at the end of the Doomsday device.

Below are the first patch notes for Fortnite 20.40 update.

Fortnite update 20.40 details on downtime

The downtime for the 20.40 update will begin around 1:00 PT / 4:00 ET / 9:00 BST on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 with pairing disabled 30 minutes earlier.

It’s unknown how long the downtime will last, but it’s typically one to two hours, depending on the amount of new content added to the game.

Fortnite update 20.40 initial patch notes

Here’s everything to expect in the 20.40 update based on leaks and rumors. This may change when the update comes out and there will likely be features we don’t know yet!

Obi-Wan Kenobi Collaboration

There have already been a lot of Star Wars skins in Fortnite, but Epic Games doesn’t stop there as it looks like Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming to the island next.

It makes sense, as the famous Jedi will have its Disney + spin-off series starting May 27, so expect it to arrive in the next couple of weeks.

Lightsabers are thrown

We hope you enjoyed living your Jedi fantasies all over the island as the lightsaber weapon was removed after Fortnite’s 20.40 update.

This is because the current Star Wars “May 4th” celebrations will end after two weeks. Fingers crossed they come back soon!

Ali-A Icon Series cosmetics are here

Following in the footsteps of creators like LoserFruit and Bugha, YouTube star Ali-A is getting her own matching skin and cosmetics as part of the Icon Series lineup.

You will be able to purchase the Ali-A skin in the Item Shop starting Thursday 19 May. You will also have the chance to win the free outfit at the Ali-A Cup on Wednesday 18th May!

Final event of the Doomsday device?

During this season, Dr. Slone and the Imagined Order have caused an apocalyptic device that could be catastrophic for the island and the circuits that inhabit it.

Recent challenges have suggested that this device may be hidden under Loot Lake. Will it be related to the season finale? We have a feeling we’ll find out after this update…

Fortnite update 20.40 bug fixes

As always, Epic Games will be sending out a number of bug fixes with the 20.40 update, which you can see below:

  • Players do not receive toast notifications during a group match with another player.
  • The user interface of the Anvil rocket launcher is missing.
  • Legendary Perks cannot be changed using the Perk Recombinator in Save the World.

That’s all we know about Fortnite’s 20.40 update! We will keep this page updated when more details are confirmed.


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