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Fortnite's v18.40 Update brings a new weapon and a familiar vehicle

Published: 13:23, 16 November 2021
Epic Games
Fortnite - the Shopping Cart
Fortnite - the Shopping Cart

Fortnite's Update 18.40 is now live in the game. The latest update delivers a fresh war effort and brings back a familiar vehicle - three out of four wheels are functional.

Naruto Uzumaki and the rest of Team 7 are now live in Fortnite but so is the Update v18.40. The Island is in danger and we have a vehicle making a comeback.

New war effort

The Salvaged B.R.U.T.E. is making a big entrance. The Cube Queen's forces are still plaguing the Island and the latest war effort is a way to fight back. The Salvaged B.R.U.T.E. now sports a somewhat stripped-down look. There are pieces missing from his armour that also lacks an over shield, making it easy for smart opponents to counter and dismantle it. Still, the B.R.U.T.E. will make quick work of the endless waves of Cube Monsters. 

Salvaged B.R.U.T.E. Stations have popped up all over the Island. Players will have to place Bars there to fund the new weapon and get the B.R.U.T.E.s to show up in the matches.

Naruto and Team 7 in Fortnite

Shopping Carts return

Shopping Carts are once again available in Fortnite. Find the vehicle at shopping and residential areas like Retail Row and Holly Hedges, get a friend to jump in and start darting across the Island.

The Convergence

The Cube Queen is continuing her reign of terror, further corrupting the Island as The Convergence takes on a new shape.

XP in Creative

Players can now earn XP in creator-made maps that make use of the new Accolade Device. The XP earned this way will go towards the player's Battle Pass progress. The device is now available to everyone.

Major bugfixes - Fortnite v18.40
  • Grapplers have returned to Team Rumble and Battle Lab.
  • Collection book entries can now be viewed when using Performance Mode.
  • Cars will no longer vanish or move when entering or exiting.
Competitive note
  • Shopping Carts, the Salvaged B.R.U.T.E., and Paper Bomb Kunai (Fortnite x Naruto) are not present in competitive playlists.
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