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Fortnite Content Update 7.40 Adds Driftboard, New Limited Time Mode, and More

Fortnite Content Update 7.40 Adds Driftboard, New Limited Time Mode, and More

Fortnite content update 7.40 adds a new driftboard limited time item to the game

  • The update adds two Limited Time Modes
  • One of these involves using the limited time driftboard item
  • The other is Catch, which was announced earlier

Fortnite content update 7.40 is out now. It adds new driftboard item that allows you to move faster through the map as well as two Limited Time Modes or LTMs as they're known. In addition to this, Fortnite developer Epic Games has introduced the driftboard to the game's Creative Mode as well as a new weapon in the Infantry Rifle. The driftboard in the Fortnite content update 7.40 plays an integral part in the Driftin' LTM that's also been added. In this LTM, players gear up and grab a driftboard from a Red Supply Drop, meet their team, and race to eliminate the enemy with the last team standing wins.

Fortnite content update 7.40 patch notes

  • Driftboard - limited time item: join the battle in style riding the Driftboard. Fire at enemies, pull off tricks, and boost towards victory using this limited time item. Available in Creative Mode too.
  • Driftin' LTM: two teams of 32 players. All Chests and Ammo Boxes have been removed. Red Supply Drops fall all over the map, each containing a driftboard, weapons, and ammo. Health and Shields slowly regenerate when riding on a driftboard.
  • Catch LTM: 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.
  • Infantry Rifle: take aim and deliver accurate fire downrange with this precise semi-automatic weapon. Available in Creative Mode too.

Fortnite update 7.40 lets you get the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for free. However there's a catch. In order to get it, you'll need to complete a set of challenges by the end of the month. Those who do so, get the Season 8 Battle Pass for free. This was announced as a part of the Fortnite 7.40 update patch notes. For current Fortnite Battle Pass owners, the Overtime Challenge rewards will include new unlockable styles for the Trog, Powder, and Onesie outfits. Other additions include gifting, that's now available until February 22.

"Everyone who completes 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 will receive the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for free," reads a post from Epic Games. "If you don't have an outfit, now is your chance to get several for free. With the Battle Pass, you'll receive two Season 8 Outfits instantly and you can earn up to five more."

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