Fortnite 16.40 patch notes: Marksman Six exotic weapon, The Dub vaulted

Matt Porter
Player holding a pistol in Fortnite

It’s a new week in Fortnite Season 6, and Epic Games have dropped a brand-new update for the popular battle royale game on PS5, PS4 Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, including a new Exotic Marksman Six Shooter weapon.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7 is just a few weeks away now, but Epic Games continue to drop bi-weekly updates for the game in an attempt to keep things feeling fresh.

Tuesday, May 11 sees the fifth major update of the season, and introduces a new Exotic weapon to the loot pool, along with a brand-new POI located in the southwest of the map.

On top of that, Epic have been hard at work addressing bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game, so there’s plenty to sink your teeth into when you download this update. Take a look at the full Fortnite v16.40 update patch notes below.

Fortnite v16.40 patch notes

Exotic Marksman Six Shooter

Fortnite Marksman Six Shooter stats

A new weapon is the headline addition to Fortnite with the 16.40 update, with the exotic Marksman Six Shooter pistol making its debut in-game.

The “fast-firing sidearm” deals 24 damage-per-shot with a magazine size of six. While it may not hold many bullets, the reload time of 2.1 seconds makes the magazine size less important, with Medium bullets the ammo of choice.

How players can get their hands on this pistol isn’t confirmed just yet, but it’s likely you’ll need to purchase it from an NPC like the other exotic weapons.

The Dub shotgun vaulted

Fortnite's The Dub shotgun

While Epic Games giveth, they also taketh away. The introduction of the Marksman Six exotic means they’ve decided to take The Dub shotgun out of rotation, storing it away in the game’s vault for the time being.

Of course, vaulted weapons can always return in the future, so this may not be the last we see of The Dub.

Wild Week 2

The second Wild Week of Season 6 is officially on its way, with Epic using a fish emoji on Twitter to tease the theme of this one.

What this week will entail remains a secret, but we won’t have long to wait to find out, as it kicks off on May 13.

Fortnite 16.40 bug fixes

As always, the developers have been hard at work addressing some bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game over the last few weeks. While Epic don’t release full patch notes, they have updated their official Trello board so we can see what has been fixed.

  • Visual issues on Toon Meowscles and similarly-styled Outfits on certain platforms.
  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Trail color of the Harmonic Axes Pickaxe doesn’t always match the selected Style.
  • Landing at a different location than intended.
  • Long-pressing the Inventory Button selects first Craftable item.
  • “Hunt Wildlife” Quest not tracking progress properly.
  • (Creative) HUD displaying incorrect memory cost before placing device or Gallery.
  • (Creative) Build not properly editing when building/editing fast in Creative.
  • (Creative) Prop-O-Matic features not functioning correctly.
  • (Creative) “Recent Islands” list does not update.
  • (Creative) Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails.

Fortnite 16.40 update size

Despite including the same content, file size changes depending on which system you play Fortnite on. You can view the patch size for your platform below.

  • PlayStation 5: 2.2GB
  • Xbox Series X: 2.5GB
  • PC: 1.37GB
  • Nintendo Switch: 2.4GB
  • PS4: 3GB
  • Xbox One: 2.5GB
  • Android: 1GB

Image Credit: Epic Games

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Matt is CharlieINTEL's UK Editor, specializing in all things Call of Duty, including Warzone and Modern Warfare 2. Matt previously worked as a freelance esports writer for Gfinity, before joining Dexerto in 2018 as a Junior & Senior Writer. You can contact Matt via email at: [email protected]