Fortnite 22.40 update patch notes: Octane vehicle, Grapple Glider, Big Battle LTM, more

Fortnite v22.40 will be the final update for both Season 4 and Chapter 3, bringing Rocket League’s octane to battle royale, introducing the new Grapple Glider item as well as the Big Battle LTM. Here are the full patch notes for Fortnite’s 22.40 update.

Fortnite Chapter 3 brought a lot of new additions to Epic’s battle royale but it turned out to be the shortest chapter ever, ending on December 3rd after Season 4. The final update before the Fracture event has arrived, bringing a lot of new content to the game.

Rocket League’s octane has arrived with the Grapple Glider and Big Battle LTM, so here are the full patch notes for Fortnite’s 22.40 update.

fortnite 22.40 update patch notes

Fortnite 22.40 brings Rocket League’s octane

With both Rocket League and Fortnite owned by Epic Games, it was only a matter of time before Octane made its way to battle royale, and it finally is in the 22.40 update.

After appearing in Creative, the fully functional Octane has now made its way into both Battle Royale and Zero Build playlists. Although “balanced for these modes,” it still has “rocket boosters, supersonic speed, and the ability to jump, double Jump, dodge, fly, and drive over walls!”

Grapple Glider arrives in Fortnite 22.40 update

Also Octane, Fortnite’s 22.40 update brings a new Grapple Glider item to the game. Similar to Batman Mythic, the Grapple Glider allows players to grapple in the air and then deploy a glider to fly over long distances.

They can be found all over the island but they have limited use, so Dev says “Not a bad idea to save your grapple glider for an emergency!”

Big Battle LTM in the Fortnite 22.40 update

fortnite big battle ltm

Following the success of Team Rumble and 50v50, Epic Games is ramping up the action with the Big Battle Limited Time Mode in the Fortnite 22.40 update. The Big Battle will go live at 10 AM ET on November 15th, so don’t worry if the playlist is lost the first time you log in.

Players in this 40v40 Zero Build LTM come with uncommon-rare loot, but rarer or higher loot can be found around the map.

fortnite 22.40 update bug fixes

Mobile usage/interaction improvements

On mobile, we’ve completely removed the interaction icon (hand icon) from the Fire button. Specific “use” verbs will now be represented by their own icon, meaning that, for example, the verbs to eat and drink will now have their own icon.

competitive notes

  • Octane is not included in the competitive playlist.

major bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some outfits from the previous season’s Battle Pass were missing colors.

this is also a Developer Confirmed That Save the World’s Plasmatic Discharger would be turned off with the 22.40 update correctly labeled it as an explosive weapon, preventing it from doing “unintended damage to the Storm King’s Horn”.

For more Fortnite content, be sure to check out how to get to Dial-a-Drop and enter the Chrome Vortex to get some bonus XP.

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