Fortnite’s v9.40 patch is now live on all platforms.
The standout new addition is the return of the Epic and Legendary variants of the Tactical Shotgun, which will hit for 83 / 87 maximum damage at a rate of 1.5 shots per seconds, with a Headshot multiplier of 2.25. The weapon will be available from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, Loot Carriers, and Vending Machines. The Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle has also been unvaulted in its Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants, sending its suppressed counterpart to the vault in its place.
There are also a couple of changes to existing weapons, with the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle having its zoom reduced when scoped to “help improve the usability and feel” of it, and the Combat Shotgun getting a couple of nerfs that include a reduced Headshot multiplier (from 1.7 to 1.5) and a reduction to its long range effectiveness, with falloff curve ranges reduced across the board.
There’s also a couple of nice quality-of-life changes. Specifically, picking up an item that fills a stack and creates an overflow will no longer result in your currently equipped item being dropped; instead, the overflow item will be dropped. Equally, you’ll now automatically pick up a consumable if you already have it in your inventory and your stack isn’t maxed out.
There are also a whole host of bug fixes and gameplay tweaks, and you can all about them here.