Fortnite 15.40 Update patch notes: Flint-Knock Pistol, Air Royale & Floor is Lava LTMs

Matt Porter

Fortnite’s latest major patch brings back two classic LTMs, plus the Flint-Knock Pistol, as the v15.40 Update rolls out on Tuesday, February 16 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.

Fans of Epic’s battle royale have grown accustomed to regular updates to the game, which the developers use to keep things fresh by tinkering with the loot pool, adding new locations to the map, or by switching up the Limited-Time Modes that players can enjoy.

Hype for this week’s v15.40 patch has been high, ever since Japanese content creator Urara claimed it would be “the most amazing thing ever.” The YouTuber’s bold statement has proven to be correct, with fan-favorite LTMs Air Royale and Floor is Lava both confirmed to return.

On top of that, the powerful Flint-Knock Pistol is also making its way back into the loot pool, while the Exotics stock has been increased too. You can check out everything in the 15.40 patch below.

Fortnite players flying a Stormwing plane.

Fortnite v15.40 patch notes

Returning LTMs: Air Royale, Floor is Lava

Throughout all of Fortnite’s history, few Limited-Time Modes have captured the hearts of players quite like Air Royale and Floor is Lava. After a significant absence, both are making a welcome return to the game thanks to the 15.40 Update.

Floor is Lava originally appeared on the game’s first island, with lava slowly rising from the lowest part of the map to eventually cover every inch of the terrain. The goal? To make sure you stay above it, and be the last man or team standing while the rest have been gobbled up.

Air Royale is perfect for anyone who’s dreamed of being in Top Gun, letting players jump back into the Stormwing planes for some aerial combat.

Flint-Knock Pistol returns & Exotics change

The Flint-Knock Pistol hasn’t been seen in Fortnite since October 2019, but after a year-long absence, the powerful pistol is back in the loot pool thanks to the 15.40 Update.

The Flint-Knock certainly packs a punch, with the Common rarity dealing 86 damage, while the Uncommon boosts that up to 90. While it is strong, it does have only one bullet in its chamber, and with a reload time of three seconds, you need to be accurate to get the most out of it.

Epic have also confirmed that NPC characters across the island will also have more Exotic weapons in stock, meaning more players can use their hard-earned gold to get their hands on some serious hardware.

Fortnite's Flint-Knock Pistol

Fortnite 15.40 bug fixes

As always, Epic have been hard at work squashing bugs and fixing glitches that have been affecting the game. There isn’t an extensive list this week, but with issues addressed across battle royale, Save the World, and Creative mode, things should be a little smoother than they were before.

You can check out the full list of bug fixes thanks to the official Fortnite Trello board below.


  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Purple XP Coins disappearing when driven through (without granting XP).
  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if unreadied player leaves early.

Creative Mode

  • Phone Booths do not respect island settings when players change Outfits.

Save the World

  • Mythic Lead Survivor portraits appear only as silhouettes.
  • Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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