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Fortnite 18.40 update patch notes: Naruto arrives, B.R.U.T.E returns, Cube Town Pyramid, more

Fortnite’s 18.40 update has finally brought Naruto to Season 8, as well as brought back the B.R.U.T.E.S and another Cube Town evolution.

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As Fortnite Season 8 draws to a close, the 18.40 update sees the highly-anticipated Naruto crossover, brings back B.R.U.T.E.S., Shopping Carts, and another Cube Town evolution. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s 18.40 update.

After another season full of exciting crossovers and new weapons, Season 9 is set to arrive on December 6. But Epic Games aren’t finished adding content to Season 8 yet, with the 18.40 patch notes finally bringing the Naruto crossover and more.

Here’s everything included in Fortnite Season 8’s 18.40 update patch notes, including Naruto, Mechs, and more.

Naruto x Fortnite crossover: Skins, Kunai weapon, more

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It’s been leaked since Season 7 that Fortnite would crossover with popular anime show Naruto: Shippuden, and it’s finally arrived with the 18.40 update.

Naruto and the rest of Team 7 (Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, and Kakashi Hatake) have arrived on the island as purchasable skins for the official Fortnite x Naruto crossover.

The store is chock-full of Naruto cosmetics to purchase, and you can even get your hands on the Paper Bomb Kunai weapon. You’ll be able to find it in Chests and Loot Llamas or purchase it from Kakashi Hatake with Gold Bars.

Fortnite Naruto paper bomb kunai

Fortnite’s Creative Hub has been given a Naruto overhaul too, becoming Hidden Leaf Village! You can explore iconic locations from the show such as Hokage Residences, and Ichiraku, but you’ll need to visit Naruto himself to see the Hidden Leaf Village Adventure Map.

There will also be Naruto-themed challenges to complete, which will unlock new areas such as the Final Valley and the Chunin Exam arena.

B.R.U.T.E. Mech returns in Fortnite 18.40

Anyone who played Fortnite during Chapter 1 will remember the B.R.U.T.E.S. – massive player-controlled mechs that dominated Season X. The B.R.U.T.E.S. have now returned in Chapter 2, Season 8, but without the unstoppable power.

The Mech is now called Salvaged B.R.U.T.E., which has a “stripped down armor hull with no overshield, making it easier for clever opponents to counter and dismantle.” But, Epic Games revealed that it “comes battle-ready with combat effectiveness tailored for taking on wave after wave of Cube Monsters.”

To get a B.R.U.TE., you’ll need to spend Gold Bars at Salvaged B.R.U.T.E. Stations. Epic said you’ll need to spend “lots of Bars” to fund them, and once they’re fully funded, “they’ll drop in Salvaged B.R.U.T.E.s available to Loopers in their matches.”

Cube Town Pyramid

Popular data miner HYPEX leaked that the Convergence, or Cube Town, would turn into a Pyramid – and it’s finally happened in the 18.40 update.

Four columns converged to form a pyramid shape over Cube Town, with the Cube Queen hovering over the tip. It’s not a true pyramid, but Cube Town will likely keep evolving as we draw to the end of the season, which some believe will mark the end of Chapter 2.

Shopping Cart unvaulted

Fortnite shopping cart

A classic item from Fortnite Chapter 1 has been unvaulted in Season 8 – the Shopping Cart.

The Shopping Cart was Fortnite’s first ‘vehicle,’ where one player would push, and the other player could hop inside to use weapons and items. Plus, you could pick up some great speed if you manage to find a steep hill. These can now be found all over the Season 8 map.

Fortnite 18.40 major bug fixes

  • Grapplers have returned to Team Rumble and Battle Lab.
  • Collection book entries can now be viewed when using Performance Mode.
  • Cars will no longer vanish or move when entering or exiting.

And that’s all of the major changes in Fortnite’s 18.40 update! You can also check out all of the NPC locations in Season 8.

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Leaked Fortnite x Dead by Daylight crossover: Rumors, possible character skins

A Dead by Daylight crossover is reportedly on its way to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about it, including all leaked cosmetics.

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Epic Games are reportedly gearing up to bring a Dead by Daylight crossover to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know, including all leaked cosmetic skins and rumors.

Epic Games have added numerous crossovers that have brought new cosmetic skins to Fortnite, from popular fictional characters like Indiana Jones and Spider-Man to real-life celebrities like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

We’ve also seen crossovers with other popular video game franchises, and some new leaks suggest that Fortnite’s devs are currently planning a collaboration with survival-horror game Dead by Daylight.

Dead by Daylight characters in poster

Fortnite x Dead by Daylight leaked cosmetic skins

On June 26, prominent Fortnite leaker ‘Shiina’ tweeted that an anonymous source sent them images of a new Llama Charm as well as a new cosmetic skin of Meg Thomas from Dead by Daylight.

According to the leaker, this crossover “might happen soon” and would add new cosmetic items for both games. Dead by Daylight players will be able to earn the Llama Charm, and the Meg Thomas skin will arrive in Fortnite.

Rumors of this crossover were sparked by Twitter user ‘McNeil Racing77’ who shared a few images on June 9, claiming that Dead by Daylight characters had been spotted in a Fortnite survey.

These mentioned the names of David, Dwight, and The Legion from the horror-survival title, and it’s possible that they might all be added to Fortnite as part of the same cosmetic bundle. Interestingly, Meg Thomas wasn’t mentioned in this leaked survey.

While this all seems exciting, it’s worth keeping in mind that this information has yet to be verified by the developers of either game, so be sure to take it with a grain of salt until there’s an official announcement.

We’ll keep checking for more leaks and information about the Fortnite and Dead by Daylight crossover, including the release dates and additional cosmetic items. Once we learn more, we’ll be sure to update you.


For more Fortnite content, check out this leak claiming that skateboards are coming soon to Fortnite as well as our guide on how to unlock Super Styles in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3.

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Fortnite leak claims skateboards coming soon as new movement mechanic

A new leak has emerged, suggesting that Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 will add a skateboard and skating mechanic.

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According to new Fortnite leaks, Epic Games are planning to add skating mechanics and a new skateboard vehicle in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3.

Epic Games brought plenty of new content for players to explore in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, including the addition of the Indiana Jones cosmetic skin and new mechanics such as Runaway Boulders.

The developers always keep the game fresh with new content, and a new leak suggests that they’re currently working on a new mechanic and vehicle that will be introduced in Chapter 3, Season 3.

Fortnite character sliding

Notable Fortnite leaker ‘HYPEX’ claims that Epic Games are developing new skating mechanics that will make way for the addition of skateboards or roller skates in the battle royale title.

The leaker stated that this new mechanic will be similar to the in-game sliding, as you’ll be slower when going uphill and faster coming down. If this leak is accurate, then players will have a new way to get around the map.

Another leaker with the name ‘InTheShade’ tweeted a gameplay video showcasing this new mechanic in action. While the video is obviously just a rough test, it shows the Fortnite player sliding across the map without crouching.

The character also moves faster when going downhill and is able to kick the board to pick up some speed. Moreover, it seems like jumping from heights with a skateboard will allow you to avoid heavy fall damage.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear if this mechanic will actually make its way into Fortnite, as this information is based purely on leaks. We’ll need to wait for Epic Games to confirm whether or not players will be able to skate in the game.

The developers have added skating-themed summer cosmetics in the Item Shop before, so it would make sense for them to add skateboards as well as a new POI that resembles a skate park.


For more Fortnite content, check out the v21.10 Fortnite update patch notes and how to get Fortnite’s new Ripsaw Launcher.

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How to unlock free Naruto Fortnite cosmetics with Nindo challenges

Here’s how you can complete the Nindo challenges and earn rewards in the new Fortnite and Naruto collaboration.

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Naruto characters in Fortnite

There is a new set of Naruto cosmetics available in Fortnite, and you can get your hands on them by completing the Nindo challenges for Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 features a ton of fun crossover content, and the new Naruto collaboration has added plenty of brand-new cosmetic items along with challenges for you to complete.

Tackling these Nindo challenges will allow you to redeem new Naruto cosmetic items for free. We’ll go over each Nindo challenge that you need to complete along with the rewards that you can earn.

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How to complete the Fortnite Naruto Nindo challenges

In Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, there are Nindo challenges available from June 21 to July 7, and you’ll need to sign in with your Epic Games account on the Fortnite website to track your progress.

There are different paths for the characters Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru. These require you to complete tasks such as catching fish, scoring eliminations, and surviving storm circles.

Here’s a breakdown of all character paths along with their respective rewards.

Character PathRewardHow to unlock
ItachiShocked Itachi EmoticonFinish in the Top 6 a total of five times
GaaraFocused Gaara EmoticonSurvive 24 storm circles
HintaByakugan Hinata EmoticonCatch 20 fishes
OrochimaruOrochimaru’s Smile EmoticonGet 18 eliminations in total

Successfully completing any character’s path will grant you the Akatsuki Weapon Wrap along with 20,000 XP. You can complete all four paths in order to earn a total of 80,000 XP along with the free Manda glider.

After you’ve signed in with your Epic Games account on the Fortnite website, it will track the in-game points that you earn by completing these challenges and then deliver the rewards directly to your account.

Fortnite Naruto Nindo challenge rewards

For more Fortnite content, be sure to check out how to get the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 as well as everything we know about Juice WRLD coming to Fortnite.

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