Fortnite 8.40 rolls out with new weapons, planes, and more

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Fortnite Air Royale
Take to the skies in Air Royale.
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Planes have returned to Fortnite — but you won’t have to combat them in regular Battle Royale matches.

This week’s update brings a brand new Air Royale game mode, as well as new weapons and lots of big improvements. There’s also a new tournament with a $1 million prize pool.

Fortnite bags new weapons, including an old favorite

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Fortnite suppressed sniper
Look out for the suppressed sniper in Battle Royale.
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This week’s Fortnite update adds a number of new weapons to the game, including an old fan-favorite. Dual pistols can now be found in almost all Battle Royale game modes, alongside a brand new silenced sniper rifle.

The update will also bring “balance adjustments” for the boom box, the X-4 Stormwing plane, and dynamite.

Fortnite season 7 brings planes, zip lines and lots of snow

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Fortnite season 7
It's going to be a wonderful winter.
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Grab your scarf and gloves because winter has arrived in Fortnite season seven.

The massive update brings big changes to the Battle Royale map, including zip lines that help you travel to and from high terrain. It also adds Stormwing planes, weapon and vehicle wraps, Creative Mode, and a brand new Battle Pass with more than 100 new rewards.