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Epic Games is preparing Fortnite Update 13.40. An appointment is now known: The patch will be available for download on August 5. Downtime is expected in the course of the update release: Fortnite should go offline for several hours in the course of tomorrow morning. The specific patch notes are not yet available. However, the developers on Twitter confirm an innovation long-awaited by fans: Fortnite Update 13.40 finally unlocks the cars in the Battle Royale shooter.

Fortnite Update 13.40 is ready. As Epic Games reports on the short message service Twitter, the new patch will be available for download from August 5. Downtime is expected in the course of the update release. Fortnite servers are expected to be down this morning. So far there is no time for maintenance. In the past few weeks, the servers went offline around 8 or 10 a.m. and were finally available again in the late morning. As soon as we get further details about server downtime, you can find out as usual on our website.

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Fortnite patch notes (buy now for 16.40 €) Update 13.40 is not yet available. However, Epic Games has already revealed a change on Twitter: With the patch, the cars are finally coming into play. The mobile pedestals were announced at the start of Season 3 for the Battle Royale shooter – so far they have not been able to be driven. With the update 13.40 this should finally change.

For example, the developers announced the Whiplash sports car and a truck on Twitter. Epic Games also gave the update a name: "Fortnite Joy Ride". It remains to be seen whether other vehicles will come into play with the patch. Recently, the water level on the map, which has been flooded since the start of Season 3, dropped. Accordingly, the release of the new cars now seems to make more sense. Fortnite is available on PC, consoles and mobile devices.

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