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Fortnite: it smells like the end of Season 2 of Chapter 3 with update 20.40 and the return of Detour weapons

Epic Games prepare for the end of Chapter 3 – Season 2now that the battle of Tilted Towers was won by the rebellion. The developers are today launching the 20.40 update of Fortnite with a base of operations in the town square, and weapons of the Detours are back on the map.

Without further ado, here are the new features and changes brought by this patch 20.40 in the mode Battle Royale of Fortnite :

BATTLE OF DETOURS WEEK

The Detours may be gone, but the Detour weapons are back! When Battle of the Detours weekwhich starts today and lasts until May 24 at 2:59 p.m. (CEST), the detour rifle and the Detours minigun are reintroduced, allowing them to once again contribute to the fight for the future of the island. You will be able to find these weapons in chests and on the floor. Finally, to improve these weapons now that there are no more cube monster parts, nothing could be simpler: find an improvement workbench!

Earn some extra EXP by showing how good you are with the Detour weapons: Battle of the Detours Weekly Quests are active for the entire duration of the theme week! Get ready for a new batch of special quests when the next themed quest launches on May 24 at 3 p.m. (CEST).

PROTECTIVE BUBBLES AGAINST BALLS

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The trial period for the protective bubbles and balloons is over and it’s now time to vote! Find funding stations to choose between the two objects in all the important places. So don’t hesitate to vote with your ingots to choose your favorite item! The first of two objects to be 100% funded will win and be immediately included in the loot!

USEFUL NEW TACTICS IN ZERO BUILD

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With the reintroduction of feint items last week, the spawn rate of utility items had been increased for a limited time. In Zero Build mode, the spawn rate of shock wave grenadesfrom flaws all ready and stone plow will remain more important for an indefinite period! Keep fighting while staying on the move.

V-BUCKS PURCHASED ON PLAYSTATION ARE ADDED TO FORTNITE’S SHARED WALLET

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As of Update 20.40, V-Bucks purchased on PlayStation can be used on all other Fortnite Shared Wallet compatible platforms (PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Android and cloud services). As always, V-Bucks earned on any platform through the Battle Pass, Quest Packs, or Save the World are shared across all platforms. Check out our recent article regarding Fortnite Shared Wallet to know more.

LATENCY REDUCTION ON PLAYSTATION 5 AND XBOX SERIES X|S

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We’ve improved performance on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to display at 60 frames per second. Players can now reduce keystroke latency by choosing “Low Control Latency Mode” in Settings (Settings > Game > Additional Game Options). Low latency command mode is enabled by default.

PLAYSTATION 5 – CHANGE OF ACTIVATION OF 120 FPS MODE IN FORTNITE

It is now easier for PS5 players to enable 120 FPS mode in Fortnite.

For this, players no longer need to go to the console settings. Instead, 120 IPS mode can be enabled as follows:

  • In Fortnite, open the settings from the sidebar.
  • Select Graphics.
  • Set the 120 fps mode on Yes.
  • Select Apply.

Remark : The 120 FPS option will not appear if your TV or display device is incompatible with 120 FPS.

MIDDLE EAST SERVER CHANGE

Options for Middle Eastern servers have changed. To ensure that all players in the region can play in the best conditions, this setting is again set to Auto if you had manually chosen the Middle East as the region.

This means that some players who normally connect to Middle Eastern servers will now connect in Europe or Asia. For those who participate in the competitions, be sure to check the schedules in the Competition tab to find out what time the cups start.

Players can return to the Middle East region if they wish, but doing so is likely to result in high ping.

NOTES ON COMPETITIVE MODES

  • The Arena Fill option has been enabled.
  • Weapons reintroduced in Detour Battle Week are not available in Competitive Modes.
  • The winner of the choice between the protective bubble and the balloon will not be available in competitive modes.

MAJOR BUGS FIXES

Fixed an issue that caused some players to not receive social notifications if they were in a party match with another player.

Fixed an issue that caused the Anvil Missile Launcher UI to not display.

The mode Creative is also entitled to its updateyou can find the changelog on the second page. Finally, the pack of Club of May allows to obtain the style Crystal Shard of left-handedwith an outfit, the back accessory electrocounter and the pickaxe electric flail. Subscribers are also entitled to three loading screens and music from the show as a gift. If you are missing V Bucksyou can as a reminder buy on Amazon.

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