Epic Games have announced the time and date for the v8.40 Fortnite Update.

Epic usually update the in-game news feed to announce a new item coming to Fortnite Battle Royale. However, this week, there has been no announcement on the in-game news feed. Epic have, however, posted the date and time for the v8.40 Fortnite update.

Epic Games have tweeted on the official Fortnite Twitter account the the update will be tomorrow, April 17th.

Downtime for the update will begin at 5AM ET (9AM UTC). The official tweet from Epic reads, “Hit your mark! Downtime for the v8.40 update starts tomorrow, April 17 at 5AM ET(0900 UTC)”.

It’s anyone’s guess what item Epic could be teasing here, but it’s unlikely we’ll find out until the patch notes are released tomorrow prior to downtime starting.

Update: The French Fortnite account tweeted the following (translated), “Set your sights and get ready to fly”. This could hint at planes returning in an LTM as a planes LTM was leaked by dataminers in last week’s update.

Fortnite X-4 Stormwing Plane

Fortnite X-4 Stormwing Plane

As this is a patch update and due to the lack of cosmetic leaks in last week’s v8.30 update, we’ll likely see at least a few cosmetics leak in tomorrow’s update.

We’ll keep you updated if Epic decide to update the in-game feed to announce a new item or weapon.

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