Fortnite v7.40 – Unofficial Patch Notes

Welcome to our Unofficial Patch Notes for Fortnite v7.40! We’ll go through most aspects of the game to give you a central overview of things that have been added and that have changed but did not get mentioned in the Official Patch Notes. We’ll also exclude leaks that are already well known.

Here’s how it works:

This is a collection of things we consider interesting going through the files of this Patch. We compare the files to the previous patch, this means things you see here are new. However, as this is datamining, nothing here is set in stone. We will add speculation and thoughts to some points. These will be written between Round Brackets/Parentheses and in italic (check out this amazing example). Let’s begin!



All v7.40 Skins can be browsed in our datamining section. We won’t list every skin here, only those that are out of the ordinary and require further explanation:

There are not a lot of skins that are more hidden than the others. There might still be some encrypted skins though which names you can find in the strings list below.

  • “DragonNinja” is a filename we ran across. (It could be a counterpart to the “Snowfoot” outfit we already know. It’s filename is “SnowNinja”.)


These sets are new in the files. Following you’ll see the names that the sets will be called when they are released:

  • Robo Rebels (Revolt, Rebel)
  • Skull & Bows (Skully)
  • Two Scoops (Lil Whip)(Maybe there’s a female counterpart to Lil Whip as it’s called Two Scoops)


Everything you can read as plain text in the game is stored in strings. These could be names of skins, description of skins, names of items, item descriptions… We sadly don’t know what these string exactly belong to but they can give a good hint at future releases etc. In the list below you’ll see all new string excluding the usual leaked skins. We’ll add some speculation to the strings as to what they could mean.

  • This event HAS CONCLUDED! Check out the leaderboard to see who came out on top!
  • This event HAS CONCLUDED! Looks like you didn’t play in this one.
  • This event is LOCKED
  • This session is CURRENTLY LIVE, but we can’t determine your eligibility at this time.
  • Thanks for keeping Fortnite a fun and friendly community! (Probably the notification for when a reported player gets banned)
  • Add Another Bullet
  • Add In WeGame (this is related to a friendslist in WeGame, looks like you can now add each other there)
  • Adjust the dead zone for look.
  • Adjust the dead zone for movement.
  • All guns in this mode are Epic or Legendary. (LTM description)
  • All weapons in this mode are throwable – no guns. (LTM description)
  • Avg. Elims
    Avg. PTS
    Avg. Placement (Those are probably related to the tournaments, more below)
  • Battle Royale gameplay with a limited set of weapons made up entirely of items that are vaulted in the standard modes. (Unvaulted LTM)
  • Bring this to a Getaway van! (Heist LTM?)
  • Brite Blimp
  • Champion Division Finals competitor.
  • Champion Division competitor. (related to the tournaments?)
  • Collect Items
  • Collect Items To Win (LTM?)
  • Contender Division competitor. (tournament related?)
  • Creative – Grow
  • Creative – Shrink (new creative features)
  • Deadly Storms
  • Displays your name and publish code in place of the compass
  • Driftboards and weapons ONLY spawn in supply drops in this mode. Make sure to land near one! (Driftboard related LTM?)
  • Driftin’
  • Driftin’ 20’s (The return of the driftboard)
  • Drum Gun (looks like the drum gun might come back aswell or it was reworked for the LTM)
  • Earn eliminations to make your way through all of the weapons to the end! (Gun Game!)
  • Elec Cruisin (encrypted emote?)
  • Elec Groove (encrypted emote?)
  • Find a Red Supply Drop!
  • Gun Game (Confirmed!)
  • Health and Shields automatically regen while you are riding a Driftboard.
  • If you choose to wield an Infinity Blade, it’s the only inventory item you can have.
  • Ignite the fire inside.
  • In this mode, all guns have been removed. The only weapons are grenades and other items that can be thrown or tossed. Get in there and throw the enemies back to the lobby!
  • Knife in a Gunfight
  • Love Shot
  • Low Gravity. Every player has 50 health. Cupid’s Crossbow is the only weapon, Bandages are the only healing item. Jump high and spread the love!
  • Oily Oaks (New Block, related string: “By Aril_lian1”) Overview:

  • Open Division competitor.
  • Play community created team battles.
  • Play matches of Driftin’ with a friend
  • Prospect Division competitor.
  • Rainbow Powered (encrypted skin description?)
  • Ready, Aim, Throw!
  • Reward from Tournament Event!
  • Reward from {Event Name Line 1} {EventName Line 2}!
  • Skull
  • Spread the Love
  • Suspect Apprehended.
  • The only weapon in this mode is Cupid’s Crossbow.
  • The only weapons in this mode are those that are normally unavailble in Battle Royale.
  • The storm is very fast in this mode, so keep your board moving as much as possible.
  • Come back then to test your mettle!
  • You don’t yet qualify to participate. Check the Tournament Details for more information.
  • You’ve been granted access to this session! Come back when the session is live to climb your way to the top!
  • Throwable items that are vaulted in Battle Royale will be available in Catch!
  • Unlocked New Event!
  • Unlocked a New Tournament!
  • Vines
  • Visit different waterfalls
  • What do we have here?
  • You nailed it in {TournamentNameLine1} {TournamentNameLine2}!
  • You’ve qualified for {TournamentNameLine1} {TournamentNameLine2}!


Additional Notes:

It happened before and it will happen again. Going through the files we sometimes things we’re not sure how to interpret. A few days later they often get announced by fortnite themselves. The following list contains some of these things. Please don’t forget that, even more than the rest, these points are highly speculative.

  • It looks like you will now receive a notification if a player you have reported gets banned or similar (image ActionTaken). You will also see an image as part of the notification:








  • A lot of mentions of tournaments you can unlock access to. It’s sometimes named “showdown” or similar. There is an image named “Qualification Badge” related to these events. You can take a look at it here:

Removed Files:

This list contains things (rather one thing this time) we mentioned but which have been (maybe temporarily) removed from the files.

  • The marshmello event files have been removed. Sadly so have the files that hinted at the “FestivusCuddleTeam“, a black, emissive version of the Cuddle Team Leader. As we’ll add a new sub-category to the datamining section soon, we’ll keep it in the database and move it there.

That’s it for now. Let us know if you like this format, shoot us a tweet and follow us @SkinTrackerCom. We also just started our new Discord Server you can join to get even more Skin-Tracker news and give us Bug Reports. We’re still only beggining with these posts and hope you can already enjoy them in this state. This post might get updated with some new informations or things we misinterpreted, let us know if we made any mistakes.