Fortnite 16.40 Update: Meta Changes, Easter Eggs and Exotic Weapons You Might Have Missed

Published 05/12/2021, 6:20 AM EDT


Epic Games has just released the highly anticipated 16.40 update for Fortnite. As expected, it has brought a ton of new content including POIs, weapons, and Creative features. Moreover, the patch has not only spiced things up in the existing meta, but has laid the foundation for upcoming events and game modes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

It won’t be an overstatement that Epic Games is one of the most innovative developers in the world. It leaves no opportunity to add Easter Eggs in Fortnite, and the 16.40 update is no exception.

From Oro’s return to a new Exotic weapon, here’s everything you need to know about the latest update in Fortnite.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

New Exotic pistol and POI in Fortnite

Players who dislike struggling for loot and love the Exotic weapons can now get their hands on the Marksman Six Shooter. It only costs 400 gold and is an excellent choice for close-range combat. The official statistics suggest this weapon uses medium bullets and reloads in a mere 2.1 seconds.

DIVE DEEPER

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 Storyline: Mystery Behind Raz, Batman, the Foundation and the Spire Revealed

4 months ago

Rumors regarding the return of popular Fortnite character, Oro, had been floating around for a long time. Apparently, the game files contained a POI named ‘Oroisle’ which was an island for him. With the 16.40 update, the developers have actually added a POI near Flush Factory named Isle Nublada.

This new POI is an island that is home to Orelia, who is the female version of Oro. She guards the island and the castle and is one of the last NPCs you’d want to mess with. Interestingly, the island also has a Gold Scar, and Orelia attacks as soon as you steal it. Upon successfully defeating the NPC, your character turns gold, symbolizing the victory in the best way possible.

It is worth noting that Isle Nublada is a reference to Isle Nublar from the classic 1993 Sci-Fi film franchise, Jurassic Park.

Prominent Fortnite channel, Top5Gaming, talked about the 16.40 update in a recent video.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Creative mode has become better than ever

The 16.40 update has been a blessing for the Fortnite Creative community. Epic Games has added a Race Manager device which helps in creating advanced racing models. From the looks of it, unusual race types and game modes might arrive in Fortnite now.

Another addition to Creative is Fishing Zone. Accordingly, players can look forward to creating boat races, fishing competitions, and beach parties ahead of summer.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Lastly, there’s a to-be-announced Summer event coming to Fortnite. Hence, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we witness a plethora of Creative LTM’s, outfits, and items that are summer-themed in the upcoming weeks.

DIVE DEEPER

The Richest Fortnite Players in the World

4 months ago

Trending Stories

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Aakrit Sharma

886 articles

Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT