Fortnite Update 17.40 Patch Notes: Downtime, New POI & More

Fortnite Patch 17 40
Who wouldn't want to eat in this cafeteria? | © Epic Games

Fortnite Season 7 is slowly coming to an end, but before Fortnite Season 8 starts, Patch 17.40 is preparing us for the ever-approaching finale.

Fortnite updates 17.20 and 17.30 already brought a bunch of new content to Fortnite, and Update 17.40 will jump on that wave and continue the trend as Season 7 approaches its climax. Several rumors of more collaborations are also being fortified as more and more files from the 17.40 patch notes leak out to the public.

We've got the downtime and all the Fortnite Patch 17.40 news and leaks for you here


Fortnite Downtime

Fortnite update 17.40 will launch alongside Fortnite's usual server downtime tomorrow, August 17.

The downtime usually starts between 9 and 10 in the morning. It's not known how long the servers will be down, but the servers usually come back online around 11am.

Even though Season 7 will only go on for a few more weeks, we expect more major updates before Season 8 begins. Leakers have discovered that patch 17.50 exists in the files and that it is in the works. It could be the last major update of Season 7.

Fortnite x Among Us Crossover

There is currently a debate about whether Fortnite update 17.40 will bring an Among Us crossover.

Fortnite's official account tweeted an environment that looks like a cafeteria and even includes "Among Us" in the text, which strongly hints at the crossover.

Also, the in-game files contain locations and names of various rooms in Among Us such as Cafeteria, Office, Electrical, Security, etc. Epic has nicknamed these files "MoleTask", which indicates at least some inspiration from the popular imposter game.

Corrupted Legends Pack Is Coming Back

Fortnite update 17.40 also brings back the Corrupted Legends pack, which will be available in the item shop until August 30. If you don't have the pack yet, now is the time to get it!

Change in POIs

Last, but definitely not least – the UFO Mothership is moving towards the northern center map. Crazy, innit. There have already been some leaks about Coral Castle being destroyed, so could this happen in the coming days?

We will probably find out soon with
Fortnite Update 17.40!

Also, as with every patch, there will be some bug fixes. If you're interested, you can read about them on the official Fortnite Trello board.

Otherwise, feel free to check out our Fortnite section for even more news!

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Original article by Alisa Eiber