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Fortnite 7.40 update that adds new weapons, overtime challenges and Nerfs

Fortnite season 8 is just around the corner now, but not before the developer Epic Games launches another patch for the successful real battle game. The 7.40 update is scheduled to reach all platforms, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, on February 12, and it looks like it will introduce another new weapon to the game.

The news source of the Fortnite game is causing the arrival of a new type of weapon called the Infantry Rifle. His description does not offer many details on how it will be handled, but the weapon appears as "coming soon". Given that Epic frequently announces new weapons and items in the News feed just prior to its latest updates, the Infantry Rifle will likely arrive as part of patch 7.40 this week.

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That is not the only change that Epic has reserved for Fortnite this week. In a publication on Reddit, the developer detailed a series of game and balance adjustments that he is implementing with the 7.40 update. Full patch notes will be available once the update goes live, but, among other things, Epic increases the reload time of rocket launchers and reduces the amount of damage to the structure caused by hand cannons. In addition, the Stormwing vehicle will no longer be able to hit the structures.

In addition to that, a new set of overtime challenges will be available after the 7.40 update. Epic has not shared any details yet on what these missions will involve, but they are part of the recently announced Share the Love event, and will give players the chance to win five new Valentine's Day themed rewards. Battle Pass holders can also unlock new styles of Trog, Powder and Onesie skins.

Although Epic has not announced when Fortnite season 8 will begin, the developer confirmed that season 7 ends on February 28, so players only have a little more time to complete the remaining challenges. We have gathered tips and guides for the most difficult in our full summary of Fortnite season 7 challenges. The developer will also have two XP double weekends before the end of the season to give players another opportunity to level up their Battle Pass; the first is scheduled for February 15-17, while the second will take place from February 22 to 24.

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