It’s a new week in Fortnite Season 6, and Epic Games have dropped a brand-new update for the popular battle royale game on PS5, PS4 Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, including a new Exotic Marksman Six Shooter weapon.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7 is just a few weeks away now, but Epic Games continue to drop bi-weekly updates for the game in an attempt to keep things feeling fresh.
Tuesday, May 11 sees the fifth major update of the season, and introduces a new Exotic weapon to the loot pool, along with a brand-new POI located in the southwest of the map.
On top of that, Epic have been hard at work addressing bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game, so there’s plenty to sink your teeth into when you download this update. Take a look at the full Fortnite v16.40 update patch notes below.
Fortnite v16.40 patch notes
Exotic Marksman Six Shooter
A new weapon is the headline addition to Fortnite with the 16.40 update, with the exotic Marksman Six Shooter pistol making its debut in-game.
The “fast-firing sidearm” deals 24 damage-per-shot with a magazine size of six. While it may not hold many bullets, the reload time of 2.1 seconds makes the magazine size less important, with Medium bullets the ammo of choice.
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How players can get their hands on this pistol isn’t confirmed just yet, but it’s likely you’ll need to purchase it from an NPC like the other exotic weapons.
The Dub shotgun vaulted
While Epic Games giveth, they also taketh away. The introduction of the Marksman Six exotic means they’ve decided to take The Dub shotgun out of rotation, storing it away in the game’s vault for the time being.
Of course, vaulted weapons can always return in the future, so this may not be the last we see of The Dub.
Wild Week 2
The second Wild Week of Season 6 is officially on its way, with Epic using a fish emoji on Twitter to tease the theme of this one.
What this week will entail remains a secret, but we won’t have long to wait to find out, as it kicks off on May 13.
Fortnite 16.40 bug fixes
As always, the developers have been hard at work addressing some bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game over the last few weeks. While Epic don’t release full patch notes, they have updated their official Trello board so we can see what has been fixed.
- Visual issues on Toon Meowscles and similarly-styled Outfits on certain platforms.
- Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
- Trail color of the Harmonic Axes Pickaxe doesn’t always match the selected Style.
- Landing at a different location than intended.
- Long-pressing the Inventory Button selects first Craftable item.
- “Hunt Wildlife” Quest not tracking progress properly.
- (Creative) HUD displaying incorrect memory cost before placing device or Gallery.
- (Creative) Build not properly editing when building/editing fast in Creative.
- (Creative) Prop-O-Matic features not functioning correctly.
- (Creative) “Recent Islands” list does not update.
- (Creative) Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails.
Fortnite 16.40 update size
Despite including the same content, file size changes depending on which system you play Fortnite on. You can view the patch size for your platform below.
- PlayStation 5: 2.2GB
- Xbox Series X: 2.5GB
- PC: 1.37GB
- Nintendo Switch: 2.4GB
- PS4: 3GB
- Xbox One: 2.5GB
- Android: 1GB
Image Credit: Epic Games
How to get Thanos skin in Fortnite Season 7
The mad titan Thanos has returned to Fortnite as part of a new Duos event, and here’s how you can unlock the new Fortnite Thanos skin.
Three years after his LTM debut in Fortnite, Epic Games have brought Thanos back to the battle royale in Chapter 2, Season 7, and here’s how you can get your hands on the Fortnite Thanos skin.
Epic Games are looking to do another Marvel crossover by having Thanos return to the game for the first time since Season 4. The mad titan will be part of a new in-game event, and here’s how you can unlock him.
How to unlock Thanos in Fortnite Season 7
Thanos will become available in the Fortnite Item Shop for the first time from June 26, 2021. The mad titan will come with his own Infinity Gauntlet Back Bling, complete with all six Infinity Stones.
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You can unlock the Fortnite Thanos skin and his cosmetics earlier by competing in the Thanos Cup on June 21. This will require you to complete a total of 10 matches in 3 hours to earn a point as part of a Duo.
The Fortnite Thanos skin and Back Bling will be the rewards for the top-performing teams in each region, and players that earn 8 total points will receive “Thanos Watches” spray.
If you wish to participate in this event, you’ll need to have an Epic Account at level 30 with 2FA enabled. Thanos was initially available as part of an LTM in Season 4, but now he is here to stay when players start to get the Fortnite Thanos skin.
The Fortnite Thanos skin is a cool-looking outfit, and you can cause some serious havoc around Fortnite Island using the Infinity Gauntlet. The mad titan’s arrival from outer space fits perfectly with Season 7’s alien theme.
For more Fortnite Season 7 news, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and be sure to check out our guide on how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible.
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Where to find graffiti-covered walls at Hydro 16 & Catty Corner for Fortnite Week 2 Quests
Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Season 7 Week 2 Quest to find Graffiti-covered walls at Hydro 16 and Catty Corner.
There are brand-new challenges in Week 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, and here’s how you can complete the one that requires you to find graffiti-covered walls at Hydro 16 and Catty Corner.
One of the Week 2 Epic Quests requires you to search for a Graffiti-covered wall at either Hydro 16 or Catty Corner. Here’s exactly where you can find each of these locations and get this done.
Where to find the Graffiti-covered walls at Hydro 16 and Catty Corner in Fortnite
To complete this Fortnite challenge, you’ll first need to complete another Quest that has you collect spray cans from warehouses around Pleasant Park and Dirty Docks. You should be able to find those easily enough.
Once that’s done, you can find a Graffiti-covered wall at the hydro plant known as Hydro 16, as well as in Catty Corner. Once you’ve located one of these, you’ll need to walk up to it and interact with it.
To make this easier, we’ve marked both of the Graffiti locations on the map below:
Fortnite graffiti locations
The Hydro 16 landmark is located near Slurpy Swamp, and you can find it by heading along the road east out of that area. The Graffiti will be on a wall around the front, right above the murky water.
Alternatively, you can choose to visit Catty Corner near the southeast corner of the map. Rather than finding the wall directly inside the area, you’ll need to make your way east along the road out of there.
The Graffiti will be on a wall that’s along the road next to a bunker. Interact with it, and this will net you a total of 30,000 XP.
Just be sure to drop directly into either of these areas after you jump from the Battle Bus. However, other players may also have the same idea, so it’s best to be ready for a battle.
That’s all you need to do to complete this weekly challenge in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7. You can also check out our guide on how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible.
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New “Zero Gravity” POI leaked in Fortnite Season 7
Some new Fortnite leaks have emerged which point to the arrival of a new Zero Gravity POI in Chapter 2, Season 7.
Some leaked audio files are pointing at the arrival of a mysterious ‘Zero Gravity’ POI to Fortnite in Chapter 2, Season 7, set to be a brand-new location on the map.
Fortnite Season 7 is already proving to be an exciting new start with all the impressive content that’s being added, including UFOs, an alien invasion, new Exotic weapon locations, and a Superman skin.
There have also been some major map changes, and some leaks have revealed that another new location might be on its way. This new “Zero Gravity” point of interest will reportedly bring a unique feature to the game.
This leak came from notable Fortnite data miner HYPEX, who was digging through the battle royale’s game files. As the name implies, this new POI will reportedly create a “no gravity area.”
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It will appear near the center of the new Season 7 map, and audio files in the game’s code give some credibility to the rumor. The data miner discovered unique audio cues that are specific to this new location.
These include sounds for jumping around in Zero Gravity, audio for entering and exiting, and a background sound for when you’re inside the new biome.
While we’ve seen low gravity in Fortnite before, the battle royale has never had a pure Zero Gravity POI in previous seasons. This sounds extremely exciting, but it’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks.
Epic Games haven’t officially announced another POI for Season 7 yet, so take this information with a grain of salt. If the rumors are true then the new mechanic will provide a unique gameplay experience.
We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this new POI, and will be sure to let you know once there are any new developments. For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass quickly.
Image credits: Epic Games
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