Fortnite's storm will damage player-made structures starting in patch 5.40

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A new development update posted today (see above) reveals some of the changes coming to Fortnite (opens in new tab) in patch 5.40. At the top of the order is that, near the end of a match, the edges of the storm will now damage player-built structures. Epic says that fewer than 10 percent of matches actually make it to a point where this system will kick in, and it's in line with Epic's stated desire to introduce more late game strats that don't involve fevered building.

The 5.40 update will also see the revolver sent to the vault "to keep the item pool feeling fresh and dynamic." It might come back in the future, and the update is going to introduce something new: a mobility item we don't know any more about.

Finally, the patch will also include balance changes such as increasing the rarity of remote explosives, increasing the stack size of boogie bombs from one to two, and increasing the maximum stack size of shields to three. We're not sure exactly when the 5.40 update will go out, but expect it soon.

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Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.