Fortnite 29.40 Update: Release Date, Chewbacca Skin, Star Wars Event & More

The 29.40 update is bringing a brand new Star Wars event just in time for Star Wars Day on May the 4th. Here’s a rundown of everything we know so far about the update, including the release date, downtime info, and more.

Fortnite 29.40 Release Date

Mark your calendars! The Fortnite 29.40 update is set to arrive on Friday, May 3, 2024. Expect downtime to begin at the usual times: 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET / 8 AM BST. Buckle up for a few hours of offline time as the developers unleash the update.

Bug Fixes on the Horizon

Every major update brings a wave of bug fixes, and v29.40 is no exception. While the official patch notes haven’t dropped yet, the game’s Trello board hints at several issues slated for resolution in the upcoming update. Here’s a sneak peek at what might be getting addressed:

  • The persistent “First match protected” text after switching game modes.
  • The unresponsive black screen bug after skipping the Rocket Racing trailer.
  • Unexpected collisions plaguing certain tracks.
  • Hitches experienced by console and mobile players while navigating the Discover Menu.
  • Unlocalized text appearing in English within Save The World mode.
  • View Distance Rendering issues.

Star Wars Event and Chewbacca Skin

The star of the show (pun intended) is undoubtedly the new Star Wars event. While details are still under wraps, fans are hoping for an epic crossover similar to the Avatar: The Last Airbender event or the 2023 Darth Maul collab.

The news gets even better for Star Wars enthusiasts. An official LEGO Fortnite account has confirmed the arrival of Chewbacca, Han Solo’s trusty Wookie companion, as a new skin!

Fortnite 29.40 Release Date
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The skin remains to be seen whether he’ll be earned through challenges or purchased from the store. Leaks also suggest Princess Leia and an AWR Trooper skin from Rogue One might join the party, so get ready for a galactic gathering of iconic characters.

This is just a taste of what the Fortnite 29.40 update has in store. We’ll keep you posted with the full patch notes as soon as they’re released. Stay tuned, Fortnite fans!