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Fortnite 15.40 Update patch notes: Flint-Knock Pistol, Air Royale & Floor is Lava LTMs

Fortnite’s 15.40 update brings back fan-favorite LTMs Air Royale and Floor is Lava, along with the powerful Flint-Knock Pistol.

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Fortnite’s latest major patch brings back two classic LTMs, plus the Flint-Knock Pistol, as the v15.40 Update rolls out on Tuesday, February 16 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.

Fans of Epic’s battle royale have grown accustomed to regular updates to the game, which the developers use to keep things fresh by tinkering with the loot pool, adding new locations to the map, or by switching up the Limited-Time Modes that players can enjoy.

Hype for this week’s v15.40 patch has been high, ever since Japanese content creator Urara claimed it would be “the most amazing thing ever.” The YouTuber’s bold statement has proven to be correct, with fan-favorite LTMs Air Royale and Floor is Lava both confirmed to return.

On top of that, the powerful Flint-Knock Pistol is also making its way back into the loot pool, while the Exotics stock has been increased too. You can check out everything in the 15.40 patch below.

Fortnite players flying a Stormwing plane.

Fortnite v15.40 patch notes


Returning LTMs: Air Royale, Floor is Lava

Throughout all of Fortnite’s history, few Limited-Time Modes have captured the hearts of players quite like Air Royale and Floor is Lava. After a significant absence, both are making a welcome return to the game thanks to the 15.40 Update.

Floor is Lava originally appeared on the game’s first island, with lava slowly rising from the lowest part of the map to eventually cover every inch of the terrain. The goal? To make sure you stay above it, and be the last man or team standing while the rest have been gobbled up.

Air Royale is perfect for anyone who’s dreamed of being in Top Gun, letting players jump back into the Stormwing planes for some aerial combat.

Flint-Knock Pistol returns & Exotics change

The Flint-Knock Pistol hasn’t been seen in Fortnite since October 2019, but after a year-long absence, the powerful pistol is back in the loot pool thanks to the 15.40 Update.

The Flint-Knock certainly packs a punch, with the Common rarity dealing 86 damage, while the Uncommon boosts that up to 90. While it is strong, it does have only one bullet in its chamber, and with a reload time of three seconds, you need to be accurate to get the most out of it.

Epic have also confirmed that NPC characters across the island will also have more Exotic weapons in stock, meaning more players can use their hard-earned gold to get their hands on some serious hardware.

Fortnite's Flint-Knock Pistol

Fortnite 15.40 bug fixes

As always, Epic have been hard at work squashing bugs and fixing glitches that have been affecting the game. There isn’t an extensive list this week, but with issues addressed across battle royale, Save the World, and Creative mode, things should be a little smoother than they were before.

You can check out the full list of bug fixes thanks to the official Fortnite Trello board below.

General

  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Purple XP Coins disappearing when driven through (without granting XP).
  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if unreadied player leaves early.

Creative Mode

  • Phone Booths do not respect island settings when players change Outfits.

Save the World

  • Mythic Lead Survivor portraits appear only as silhouettes.
  • Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.

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Fortnite Gold Cube: Location, travel path & more

The Gold Cube in Fortnite Season 8 has started to move, but what’s it for and where is it going? We’ve got the lowdown right here.

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Fortnite Season 8 is here with plenty of Cube-themed content for players to tackle. One of the most mysterious new additions is the Fortnite Gold Cube which has begun traveling around the map. Here’s where to find it and where it’s headed.

Fortnite Season 8 Cubed has landed, and it’s brought with it a whole host of new changes to the world-famous battle royale. From another Marvel crossover with Venom and Carnage to an entirely new dimension called The Sideways.

In a throwback to the first season, Epic has also brought back Kevin the Cube, and he isn’t alone this time.

A strange Gold Cube can also be seen rolling around among the numerous alien Cubes populating the map. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Kevin the Cube in Fortnite Season 8

What does the Fortnite Gold Cube do?

The actual purpose of the Gold Cube is currently unknown. When the other purple squares began making their moves, it remained stationary but has since started to travel as well.

This more prestigious Cube will likely play a massive part in the end-of-season event that will take place before Season 9 begins.

As always, we will keep you updated with any fresh news on what role the Fortnite Gold Cube will play.

Fortnite Season 8 artwork

Fortnite Gold Cube location

The mysterious Fortnite Gold Cube started near Holly Hedges and Weeping Woods before it began its long journey.

At the time of writing, it can be found in between Boney Burbs and Believer Beach, and it is set to head towards Pleasant Park.

As the object now appears to be continuously moving, its location will change drastically throughout Season 8.

It is expected to go past many of the named locations around the outskirts of the map before reaching its final destination.

Fortnite Gold Cube

If the Cube is moving, then where exactly is it going? Well, according to a leak from dataminer HYPEX, the Fortnite Gold Cube – along with every other alien square – is actually heading to the center of the map.

This location has been significant for some time in Epic’s ongoing narrative, especially in the Zero Point storyline that has dominated many of the game’s seasons.

It appears that all of the Cubes, except Blue, which is yet to budge, will all be meeting in the same place eventually.

What happens when all of the Cubes make their way to the middle remains to be seen, but if history is anything to go by, then fans can expect something big when they are reunited.

For more on Fortnite Season 8, check out all of the Exotic Weapon locations and how to complete Bounties.

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How to get Fortnite Balenciaga cosmetics: Outfits, Backblings & free Sprays

Fortnite Season 8 includes a crossover with luxury fashion brand Balenciaga, so here’s how to get all of the associated cosmetics.

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Fortnite Balenciaga crossover outfits

Fortnite’s latest crossover is with luxury fashion house Balenciaga, so here’s how to get your hands on all of the deluxe cosmetics arriving in Season 8.

Fortnite Season 8 is continuing the trend of ambitious pop-culture crossovers, bringing Carnage and Naruto to the game. In true Fortnite fashion, the crossovers only get more ambitious, this time collaborating with high-end fashion house Balenciaga.

A ton of Balenciaga Outfits, Backblings, Pickaxes, and more, are coming to the battle royale, along with new challenges to earn some free goodies.

Here’s how to get your hands on all of the Balenciaga Fortnite crossover cosmetics.

How to get Balenciaga cosmetics in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Balenciaga Game Knights outfit

The majority of the Balenciaga cosmetics will arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on September 20 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM PT / 1 AM BST (September 21).

There is no confirmation of how many V-Bucks each item or Bundle will cost, however.

From the Item Shop, you’ll be able to purchase:

  • Unchained Ramirez Outfit
  • Shady Doggo Outfit
  • Fashion Banshee Outfit
  • Game Knight Outfit
  • Logo Lugger Back Bling
  • Skate Pocket Duffle Back Bling
  • Everyday Sleekpack Back Bling
  • Camo Carrier Back Bling
  • Speed Sneaker Pickaxe
  • Parasail Purse Glider
  • Signature Look Wrap
  • The Look Emote

Also, the Shady Dogg outfit is based on a real-life Fortnite x Balenciaga collaboration, which you can purchase in Balenciagas stores and on the website.

How to get free Balenciaga Sprays in Fortnite

Fortnite Free Balenciaga Sprays

There are also some free Balenciaga Sprays you can unlock as part of their collaboration with Fortnite.

The Shady Doggo character will offer you two Quests, and you’ll get the free Sprays for completing them. These Quests go live on September 21 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST and last until September 28.

To unlock the Fashion Doggo Spray and Knight Looks Spray, you’ll need to:

  1. Pull off the perfect pose against graffiti
  2. Fetch Doggo new Triple S sneakers

Once you’ve completed these two challenges, the Balenciaga Sprays will be in your inventory.


For more Fortnite, you can check out how to complete the first batch of Punchcard Quests and check out the best weapons in Season 8.

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New leak claims Fortnite is adding another Warzone feature

Some new Fortnite leaks suggest that Epic Games are planning to implement a feature from Warzone in the game.

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Ghost from Warzone and Jonesy in Fortnite

Some new leaks have emerged which suggest that Epic Games will be adding the sliding mechanic from Call of Duty: Warzone to Fortnite in a future update.

Battle Royale titles are highly competitive, and fans often call for these games to take inspiration from each other. Apex Legends players want Warzone’s matchmaking, and Warzone fans want Halo: Infinite’s Battle Pass system.

Now, some new leaks have revealed that Epic Games might be planning to add a feature from Warzone to Fortnite, as the game will reportedly get a sliding movement mechanic soon.

Fortnite characters walking towards crashed Mothership

These leaks came from notable data miner HYPEX, who claims that the Fortnite developers are working on a new movement type in the game. This will come with a few benefits for players.

“It will increase your FOV by 15 when you’re sliding and it will make your camera shake, with a cooldown of 2 seconds,” HYPEX tweeted. “I don’t know the release date or if it’s gonna be an item!”

This sliding movement has been a staple of both Apex Legends and Warzone, so it might provide to be an exciting addition to Fortnite.

It’s worth keeping in mind that this is currently just a leak, and you should take this information with a grain of salt until Epic Games confirms this. If it’s true, then this might be an exciting change.

The developers could introduce a cooldown timer so that players don’t abuse this mechanic in combat. If it arrives in the game soon, then we will probably see some big changes in player tactics.

We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this. For more Fortnite, check out all the Bounty Board Locations in Season 8, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL!

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