Fortnite 10.40: Astral Periphery, double PE and Zone Wars among the new features of the update

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As widely anticipated by Fortnite Battle Royale dataminer, the update to version 10.40 was published this morning after a short maintenance period.

Among the main novelties of the patch we find the introduction of a new Slit Zone entitled Astral Periphery and of the limited-time Zone Wars mode, in which it is possible to train much more easily in extreme situations such as those at the end of the game.

Here is the complete list of what’s new in this update:



Type of team: Single | Regeneration: No

Simulates an end-of-game context in the actual Battle, but with a condensed moving zone! Eliminate opponents while avoiding the coming Storm. Each round will have a unique flavor thanks to generations and random inventories.

You can queue up with up to 15 friends.

  • Zone Wars: Colosseum
    • Creation of Jesgran.
    • Become the strongest gladiator ever on an island similar to the Colosseum. This island with an open style requires rapid construction.
  • Zone Wars: Desert
    • Creation of JotaPeGame.
    • Cross a small desert town to the final circle. A varied set of weapons and movement offer unique game dynamics and always new games.
  • Zone Wars: Along the river
    • Creation of Enigma.
    • Stay out of the Storm as you descend along the river on this island in the original Zone Wars style. Joint launch pads and a constant Tempesta course allow you to get familiar with it after just a few rounds.
  • Zone Wars: Vortex
    • Creation of Zeroyahero.
    • This island gives a unique touch to Zone Wars with its mountainous terrain to deal with. The change of altitude from area to area can be quite drastic!


  • Explosive Batarang
    • An audio viewer icon has been added for nearby signals.
  • Bubble shield
    • Shield Bubbles will bounce against players to whom you throw them.
  • Out of stock
    • bouncy
      • Rare trap.
      • It is released in groups of 3.
      • It is found in deliveries of supplies, in vending machines, in blades and in the booty on the ground.
      • It can be placed on floors, walls or stairs/ramps.
      • Enhances the jumping ability in a direction perpendicular to its placement.
  • The Batman Shooters and the explosive Batarang are enabled in the Arena and Tournament playlists.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the display of vehicle health bars.
  • When a debris object wrecks a player wearing a bush, it will no longer inflict damage to the player instead of the bush.
  • When players use a grapple shooter to enter the slit zone, they will now be able to move during skydiving.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to deploy a hang glider while they were in the form of an object.
  • Players in the form of objects are no longer immune to the search function of the explosive Batarang.
  • The explosive Batarangs no longer float in mid-air after the object they were on is destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue where the dazzling trap was not deployed in the place shown on the placement preview.
  • The shield bubbles attached to a supply of supplies will no longer disappear if it is destroyed.
  • The Shield Bubbles no longer allow you to avoid falling damage.
  • The Shield Bubbles will no longer be blocked in mid-air.
  • Fixed an issue where Shield Bubbles did not attach to a vehicle when they were launched by a player driving the vehicle itself.


  • Weekend with PE x2!
    • This weekend, double the fun! From Friday 27 September to 15:00 (GMT +2) to Monday 30 September at 15:00 (GMT +2), you will get double the amount of PE when you play.
  • Matchmaking
    • We have introduced an improved matchmaking logic in the basic modes.
      • Players will now be more easily matched to those with similar skills.
      • When players improve, so will their opponents.
      • We will gradually implement these changes in the basic modes of all regions, testing and monitoring performance.
      • Check out our blog post for more details.
  • New sensitivity settings and assisted aiming for controllers.
    • For more details on these settings, see our blog post.
    • Note: using these settings, the crosshairs turn red when they are aimed at a target that is within the effective range, ie before damage reduction is applied.
  • Combine
    • This new playlist is perfect for getting familiar with the aforementioned controller settings improvements!
      • That said, nothing prevents you from playing even with “Legacy” commands, mouse and keyboard or touch.
    • The goal of this playlist is to reach the end as quickly as possible by eliminating all targets along the way.
      • There are rankings that will allow you to compete against friends or other players for the best time.
        • Each ranking has options to sort the times based on the preferred input device.
  • Astral Periphery
    • A Slit Zone has unearthed the ruined neighborhood near Pacific Park. However, the Slit Zone has delivered it into the hands of a homeowners’ association: now it’s a nice little place to live!
      • In reality, the neighborhood is so beautiful that it is a travel destination for shooting stars. Destroy the stars to get powerful items, including a brand new weapon!
  • Aquatic Palms
    • Players can now use the Crouch command to exit the object form.
  • Strike indicators no longer appear on companions.
  • The assignment of the Reset camera command has been removed.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players could use endless sprays within a slit zone.
  • Choosing the construction piece no longer restores the wall option when players using a controller have disabled the Restore Construction option.


Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the sound of the chest was not interrupted after the player opened it.
  • The musical emote “Where is Matt?” does not restart after each loop.


  • The command help option, designed for mobile platforms, will no longer be present on other systems.
  • Now the Edit construction option is located in the Construction Section of the Command settings and no longer in the Miscellaneous section.

Bug fixes

  • The match statistics are no longer off-screen during the celebrations of a real Victory.


Bug fixes

  • The “You’re in the Storm” warning no longer appears several times when you switch from one player to another in spectator mode.
  • The sound effects of the Shield Bubbles no longer behave abnormally when players eliminate a replay.


  • Added a x2 multiplier for construction / modification sensitivity settings.
  • The suggestion of the intensity of look acceleration has been made clearer.
  • Enable pointing is enabled by default.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash when exiting the Battle Bus on low-end iOS devices.
  • Fixed a crash when switching to presets while the custom focus was selected on the focus mode selection screen.
  • The fire mode button in the Settings menu will show the currently selected focus mode.
  • The aiming reticle of the Assault Rifle with crosshairs is now loaded the first time the viewfinder is used.
  • Players will be able to modify or destroy a piece of the floor when placed on a pre-structured 1×1 building.
  • When players are kneeling under the stairs built by a player, bullets will not be able to pass through them and hit them.
  • The Friend Requests menu will no longer show double confirmations.
  • Now players can lock themselves in the form of an object in Aquatic Palms without the layout of the interface being altered.
  • Vending machines will provide the item shown on the spot using the dedicated button.
  • Now the One Touch Edit function will be restored when Reset is pressed in the settings.
  • The PPT button will not make a white square appear when pressed.
  • The projects will be visible when a prefabricated building or gallery is deployed with the active Retro filter.
  • Selecting Block and Reports will not cause a user to appear twice in the Blocked List.
  • We have made graphic improvements to the following:
    • Moon hare costume
    • Axiom costume
    • Neo Versa costume
    • Cloak of the Infinite costume
    • Costumes that have Jonesy as a model
    • Decorative back Decorative
    • Emote Leaf Race
    • Bottles in Deep Strange
    • Floating Island


  • From the server update on September 19th
    • Improved the logic of the storm to prevent the final circles of the storm from appearing in the POIs listed in the notes of the patch v10.31.
  • From the quick solution of September 19th
    • The duration of the Taco mania dance halved.
  • From the server update on September 20th
    • Fixed an issue where goal progress Team spirit “Inflict damage combined with your team or pair in a single game” was not recorded in Team Brawl.


Zone Wars

The battle of #FortniteZoneWars has begun and it is your turn to fight. The Zone Wars that the community has created and loved the most will be available as MAT. Collect the Zone Wars challenge bundle in the Item Shop to get the Hot Zone and Danger Zone costumes. Complete challenges to unlock additional rewards.

Devices and gallery of creepy objects

We are almost there! The time of year is about to arrive, dedicated to pumpkins, ghosts, tombstones, and haunted houses. The new gallery of objects The creeps and the new gallery of particles Chills offer a wide variety of graphic contents and ghostly buildings, perfect for the scariest games … and be sure to check the Radio and Speaker devices to discover many ghostly sounds.

Torch devise and customized lights

The Torch device illuminates the area in front of you when it is equipped. Customizable lights can be turned off or on based on player interaction or remote events. Perfect for creating the atmosphere of a haunted house.

Creatures positioner

Create extremely scary situations with this device that allows you to place individual creatures directly so that you really go face to face with the other players. Surprise!

  • Added additional values ​​to the Time Limit option in the My Island Game Settings menu: 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes.

Bug fixes

  • Now the Struzzo heavy gun is no longer generated by BRUTUS when it is destroyed.
  • Players should no longer be able to act as spectators to players who are in the middle during a minigame.
  • Fixed an issue where a player could no longer attack after regeneration if he was eliminated while deploying the hang glider.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from playing a game during the end-of-round timer.
  • Fixed an issue where viewers participating in a current game could not enter the next game if the first one was started again.
  • Fixed an issue where viewers would see the defeat screen at the end of the round.


  • Added the rare variant of the rocket launcher.


  • Added 2 new prefabs.
    • Crossroads Deposit of Ciarpame
    • Loading dock Crossroads of Ciarpame
  • New galleries added.
    • Crossroads Gallery of Ciarpame
    • Arid Crag Gallery
  • Chilling objects gallery
    • Ghosts
    • Tombs
    • Bale of hay
    • Scarecrow
    • Lanterns, candles, and lights
    • Spiders and cobwebs
    • Pumpkins
    • Candy buckets
    • Smoke machine
    • Inflatable
  • Particle gallery Chills
    • Eyelash beats
    • Mists of fog
    • Bats
  • Customizable light gallery
    • These lights have customization options and can be turned on and off via player activators or interactions.
    • Initial status: Yes, no (default: Yes).
    • Active on game phase: Never, Pre-game, Warm-up, Start game (default: Never).
    • Color brightness: 0-10 (default: 5).
    • Color: White, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, purple, team color (default: Orange).
    • Initial team color filter: None, team 1-16 (default: None).
      • It has an effect only if the color is set to “Team color”.
    • Activate interaction time: set how long the light takes to light when a player interacts with it.
      • Immediate, 1-5 seconds (default: Immediate).
    • Activate team filter: Determines which team can turn on the light.
      • None, all, team 1-16 (default: None).
    • Turn off interaction time: Set how long it takes the light to turn off when a player interacts with it.
      • Immediate, 1-5 seconds (default: Immediate).
    • Disable team filter: Determines which team can turn off the light.
      • None, all, team 1-16 (default: None).
    • Receiver support
      • Activate on receipt from No channel, Channel 1-50 (default: no channel).
      • Disable on receipt from: No channel, Channel 1-50 (default: No channel).
      • Enable / disable on reception from: No channel, Channel 1-50 (default: No channel).
      • Restore on receipt from Restore light settings to default settings.
        • No channel, Channel 1-50 (default: No channel).
      • Set the team color to reception from Set the light color based on that of the main player’s team.
        • No channel, Channel 1-50 (default: No channel).
  • Added extra items to the Muffio Warehouse Visitor Deposit.
  • Added extra items to the Muffio Warehouse and Hot Table object gallery.

Bug fixes

  • The spelling of the word “Immediate” was corrected in the descriptions in English of the Heroes and Criminals galleries.
  • The healing effects of Kevin’s Cube will not last after the creators’ elimination of the Kevin Cube from the island.
  • Replace the missing columns at the corners of the prefabricated Haunted Tomb.


  • Added the Creation Positioner device.
    • It allows you to place individual creatures on the map where you want them. If you have placed it, the creature manager will also take care of the creatures generated in this way.
    • Creature type: Fair, Red Fair, Brutus, Red Brute, Remote, Megabrut, Ice Fair, Greater Ice Fair, Ice Brute, Greater Ice Brute, Ice Distance, Poison Demon, Explosive Brute (default: Fair ).
    • Activation range: 1-15 units (default: 7 units).
    • Effect generator visibility: Yes, no (default: Yes).
    • Activate on game phase: Never, Warm-up, Game start (default: Game start).
    • Type of removal: Distance from the enemy, Distance from the generator (default: Distance from the enemy).
    • Removal distance: 1-20 units (default: 9 units).
    • Generate only if necessary: ​​You can use it to avoid generating a new creature, also due to the activators if the one generated previously by this device is still alive.
      • Yes, no (default: Yes).
    • Generate on reception from No channel, 1-50 (default: No channel).
    • Remove on receipt from No channel, 1-50 (default: No channel).
    • On deletion, you transmit on: No channel, 1-50 (default: No channel).
  • Added round settings device:
    • Allows you to customize the settings of all rounds or a specific round of your games. It can be activated or deactivated with the receivers during the game to allow greater customization.
    • Round: Indicates which round the settings apply to.
      • All, 1-100 (default: All).
    • It is enabled at the start of the minigame: Enabled, Disabled (default: Enabled).
    • Keep objects between rounds: No override, no, yes (default: Without override).
    • Keep the resources between rounds: Without override, none, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100% (default: Without override).
    • Refill and refill your weapons every round: No override, no, yes (default: Without override).
    • Wood assigned per round: None, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 (default: None).
    • Metal assigned per round: None, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 (default: None).
    • Stone assigned per round: None, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 (default: None).
    • Wood awarded to the winners each round: None, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 (default: None).
    • Metal awarded to the winners each round: None, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 (default: None).
    • Stone awarded to winners each round: None, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 (default: None).
    • Whoever remains standing wins: Without override, no, yes (default: Without override).
    • Receiver support:
      • Enable on reception from: No channel, 1-50 (default: No channel).
      • Disable on receipt from: No channel, 1-50 (default: No channel).
      • Disable end-of-round conditions on receipt from No channel, 1-50 (default: No channel).
  • Added more values ​​to the Regeneration Time option on the sentinel device: 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 40 seconds, 50 seconds, 60 seconds.
  • Added a new Activator option to the capture object generator device.
    • On return of the object, send on: When the captured released object is returned, it transmits a signal on the selected channel.
      • No channel, 1-50 (default: No channel).
  • Modified the deactivation mode of the capture object generator device.
    • When the device is deactivated, the capture object will be removed if it has not been collected.
  • New options added to the ball generator device.
    • Ball material: Default (blue), white, red, yellow, green, gray tones, chrome (default: Default).
    • Enable energy shell: Disabled, Activated (default: Disabled).
  • Added a new object to the Collectible Gallery: Pumpkin.
  • Added a new option to the Oggettomatic Manager device:
    • Health object: Choose whether to establish a health based on the size of the object or whether to stick to health settings in the game or team settings of the device.
      • Varies by size, without override (default: Varies by size).
  • Added new tracks to the Radio device: Hotel infested, Night environment, Harrowing camp, Low threat, Room bats, Room crunch 1, Room crunch 2, Room crunch 3, Room crunch 4, Room crunch 5, Room crunch 6, Room crickets, Drip room environment, Ambient fire 1, Ambient fire 2, Room floor axes 1, Room floor axes 2, Room floor axes 3, Room insects, Room soundscape 1, Room soundscape 2, Room soundscape 3, Room voices environment, Room wind, Room wind 1, Ambient wind 2, ambient wind 3, ambient wind 4 and ambient wind whispers.
  • Added new sounds to the Speaker device: Mysterious Halloween, Negative Halloween, Positive Halloween, Halloween Scare A, Halloween Scare B, Halloween Secret, Halloween Start, Halloween Victory, Halloween Bats, Halloween Ghosts, Halloween Laughter A, Halloween B Laughter, Halloween Songs and Halloween Whispers.

Bug fixes

  • When the activators are launched, they will be generated in the designated position.
  • Now the Message interface device will show messages regularly on the MAT or published islands.
  • Fixed an issue where vending machines did not work if they generated an item that had not been collected before the end of the previous game.
  • Fixed an issue concerning the “Generate the object transmit on” activator so that the object of an automatic distributor was generated with another activator.
  • Fixed an issue where My Island settings decreased the health of a BRUTUS to 100.
  • The slowdown effect at the end of the game will no longer affect players who are on the same server but do not participate in the game.
  • Fixed various problems with the Capture Area device:
    • Now players will be able to correctly capture the objects they collect within the area.
    • Now the Capture Player Object Filter works correctly.
    • Updated the tool to Consume object in the Score option.
  • The Objective device no longer shows the wrong health value to the spectators who have joined a game in progress.


  • UI style updates for Create Island.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players could interact with the My Island settings menu during a game if they left the menu open at the start of the game.


Bug fixes

  • Now the Heroes / Criminals Gallery is visible.
  • The treadmill inside the prefabricated Manor for Heroes no longer shows the “Open” button

Finally, the arrival of a new mini-event for the Save the World mode was announced, during which you will be able to complete some tasks for Director Riggs.