Fortnite Update 14.40 Patch Notes Include Shadow Royales, New Weapons

Fortnite Update 14.40 patch notes explain a little of what's new in the update.
Fortnite Update 14.40 patch notes explain a little of what's new in the update. / Photo by Epic Games

Fortnite Update 14.40 hit live servers Wednesday, bringing the Fortnitemares Halloween celebration to Fortnite for yet another year. Without official patch notes from Epic Games, we can only know about the banner additions that arrived in the update. Here are the patch notes as best the internet can suss out.

Most of the changes in Update 14.40 come under the banner of Fortnitemares. This year's iteration has been branded Midas' Revenge. Dead players in solos, duos and squads will return to the fight as Shadows. Shadows are their own team, and can win a Nightmare Royale by eliminating the still-living players using special abilities.

Fortnite Update 14.40 Patch Notes Include Shadow Royales, New Weapons

Epic Games added several Halloween-themed weapons and items, including the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, the Witch Broom, candy and a mysterious invention by Midas. Meanwhile, Epic vaulted the Charge Shotgun.

Wednesday's update also cut Fortnite's PC file size by more than 60GB.

More details will be revealed as players investigate the new content.