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Fortnite Surprise Patch 15.40.1 Out Now – Patch Notes


A surprise Fortnite Patch has hit players, that being the v15.40.1 update. But what's in this surprise Fortnite update? We'll tell you.

You all know Epic Games by now. They’ll announce any and everything in advance. It’s like they sometimes even want to share if one of them takes a poop. But this patch? They just released it.


Maybe it's just come out like this because this patch is not actually a patch, but a hotfix.

What Does Fortnite Patch 15.40.1 Change?

Comeback Squads is coming to Fortnite later this week. Also, the Hand Cannon is once again available in Fortnite after The Flint-Knock is vaulted.

Fortnite Surprise Patch 15.40.1 Out Now
Wow... this looks like something straight out of the CoD Universe. (Credit: Epic Games)

It’s been over a year since the Hand Cannon was last seen on The Island, but now this banger returns. Quite literally. Because the Rare variant of the Hand Cannon deals a whole lot of damage with an insane fire rate. A piece of advice? Go get it.

Get it before the 12-year-olds do.

This update dropped today at 10 AM ET and according to leakers, you won’t have to wait too long for Patch 15.50. They predict it dropping on March 2nd.

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