UPDATE 2: Fortnite developer Epic Games has started to test the next update on its staging servers, which mean a launch is imminent.
According to Fortnite leaker Lucas7Yoshi, update 11.40 should launch next week. Expect it to drop alongside server downtime on January 14.
v11.40 has been added to Epic’s staging servers. This means epic has begun testing of the build internally. Should be coming out next week.
UPDATE: Fortnite developer Epic Games is yet to make an official announcement about update 11.40, which probably means it will be released next week. Stay tuned for more information about this hotly anticipated patch, which should ring the changes – as you can see below.
ORIGINAL: Fortnite fans are counting down to the release of the next major Battle Royale update. After weeks without any Fortnite updates, Epic is gearing up to make some much-needed fixes and changes to PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, PC and Nintendo Switch. It’s all coming as part of update 11.40, which should launch very soon.
While there’s no official word on the update 11.40 release date, there’s a chance it could go live as early as 9am UK time on January 9.
If there’s no sign of an update this week, then the next most likely date is January 14 at the same time. Expect an official announcement soon.
As a major update, the next patch will almost certainly be accompanied by a period of server downtime, which should last for a couple of hours.
Thanks to the official Fortnite Trello board, we also have a pretty good idea about what to expect from update 11.40.
According to the early 11.40 patch notes, the new update will fix an issue with the gifting process for console players.
Epic will also fix an issue with the Quick Bar, as well as Star Wars Legacy entries, Sniper Rifle crosshairs and editing.
You can see a full list of early 11.40 patch notes below.