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Fortnite Update v11.40 Brings Sidegrading and A Ton Of Other Stuff

Fortnite just released a new update that is targetted towards bug fixes but also brings in a bunch of new things to the game like sidegrading and clickable L3 R3 buttons for mobile devices. With this, you also have a bunch of other things listed as well.

Update v11.40 brings new items to the most played Battle Royale game and the patch notes are listed below:


By The Fortnite Teamv11.40 is live for Battle Royale and includes the following changes:

  • Introducing Sidegrading: the Heavy Assault Rifle returns.
  • In non-competitive playlists, you can now use Upgrade Machines to “Sidegrade” your Assault Rifle into a Heavy Assault Rifle.
  • UPDATE: We’re aware that the Sidegrading feature is present in competitive playlists. This is unintentional — the feature will be disabled in competitive playlists in our next major release.
  • Reduced material costs for upgrading weapons at Upgrade Machines.
  • Added the following items to Battle Lab:
  • Flint-Knock Pistol (Common and Uncommon)
  • Shockwave Grenade
  • Impulse Grenade
  • The iPad Pro (2018 release) now supports 120 FPS.
  • Clickable thumbstick buttons (L3 and R3) are now usable on supported iOS controllers.

Bug fixes:


  • Players’ Star Wars Achievements have returned to the Legacy timeline.
  • Resolved an issue involving the “F” key not enabling proper movement after direction was remapped to it.
  • Resolved an issue involving editing quickly causing players to remain in Edit mode.
  • Falling into a Hideout no longer causes the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle’s crosshairs to disappear.
  • Resolved an issue involving the “Visit different bus stops in a single match” Remedy vs. Toxin
  • Challenge not tracking progress for some bus stops.
  • The Spectrum Contrail again changes colors while in motion.
  • Continued to make improvements regarding FPS drops and hitching on mobile devices.
  • Resolved an issue involving mobile players getting stuck in a loop on the Select Fire Mode screen.
  • Resolved an issue involving console players being unable to progress through the gifting process if they did not have Two-Factor Authentication enable

These are the patch notes for update v11.40, make sure that you keep checking out GamerTweak for more updates on Fortnite.