Fortnite November 23 update patch notes: Strike from the Shadows Week, Flint-Knock vote, more

Liam Mackay
Fortnite Strike from the Shadows Week

Fortnite Chapter 2 is set to be nearing its end, but Epic Games have added even more content with the 18.40 update Hotfix, which has added the Strike from the Shadows Week, has players vote to bring back the Flint-Knock Pistol, and brought back a favorite LTM.

Fortnite Season 8 is wrapping up, and leaks have indicated that the following season will mark the beginning of Chapter 3. But the content keeps on coming, with the 18.40 update Hotfix going live on November 23.

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Here’s everything included in the 18.40 Hotfix update, including the Strike from the Shadows event and Flint-Knock vote.

Fortnite Strike from the Shadows Week added in 18.40 Hotfix

Fortnite Naruto paper bomb kunai

Fortnite’s 18.40 update welcomed Naruto and the rest of Team 7 to the island, and Epic Games are continuing the ninja-themed celebration with the Strike from the Shadows Week.

This themed event runs from 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT on November 23 to the same time on November 30. For the duration of the week, “Paper Bomb Kunai and Shadow Stones are all over the place! You can catch Shadow Floppers in greater numbers too… and even find them on land.”

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But the event hasn’t landed in competitive playlists, so you don’t need to worry about a ton of invisible players there.

There’s also a new Strike from the Shadows Punchcard Quest you can complete to earn a ton of bonus XP.

Fortnite Proximity Grenade Launcher vs Flint-Knock Pistol vote

Fortnite Proximity Grenade Launcher vs Flint-Knock Pistol vote

The 18.40 Hotfix also updated the Donation Boards to pit the Proximity Grenade Launcher and Flint-Knock Pistol against each other, where players can vote to unvault one of the items.

The Proximity Grenade Launcher is a powerful tool because its ‘nades will go off just by being near an enemy. And the Flint-Knock is a fan-favorite pistol that will fling you back when you fire it.

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Just visit the Donation Boards and spend Gold Bars to vote to bring your preferred weapon back.

Fortnite Bounty Duos added in 18.40 Hotfix

Fortnite John Wick

The Bounty LTM arrived with a John Wick crossover back in 2019, and the 18.40 Hotfix has set the Duos version of it live.

In this mode, players must collect the most coins possible – and the first team to reach the maximum amount wins. But you only get three lives, and the top earners are marked on the map.


And that’s everything included in Fortnite’s November 23 18.40 Hotfix update! You can also check out the recent leak that there will be a Matrix crossover in December.

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].