UPDATE ONE Epic Games has now confirmed that the Fortnite 7.40 update has been delayed and will not be releasing at the previously mentioned 9am, GMT, time.
More is expected to be announced in the coming hours.
ORIGINAL: Fortnite patch 7.40 is being released tomorrow, February 13, and will include some changes to the stats system.
Epic Games has announced that due to issues with the current system, the dev team are hoping to make changes.
According to a recent post, Fortnite stats tracker doesn’t work across all platforms, making it hard to provide the best data.
This has led to Epic Games making changes, starting with the release of the next Fortnite update.
Here’s more from the Fortnite team, who revealed in a new statement: “It’s been a while since we’ve talked about stats so let’s dive right in. In the v7.40 update, we’ll be turning on Stats v2.
“The current stats system database couldn’t scale properly for all platforms so we’re going to upgrade the existing one to include a variety of info and track player progress better over time.
“Let us know what you think of Stats v2 when it releases in the v7.40 update!”
So what exactly will be changing with Fortnite patch 7.40?
According to Epic Games, the new Stats Tracker system will do a better job with accessibility.
They also want to make it possible for all platforms to have access to in-game stats.
Here’s the rundown of the main changes coming with Stats V2:
- The ability to track all of your play in one place and view it across all platforms.
- This includes the ability for mobile and Switch players to view their stats in-game.
- Breaking up stats by each individual Limited Time Mode.
As mentioned above, these changes are coming as part of Fortnite update 7.40.
Epic Games has announced this new update will be arriving tomorrow and will require server downtime.
So the new changes won’t be available until after 9am, GMT.
As with all new changes, there’s a chance that some parts of the new system will not work properly out the gates.
So there’s the chance of few more updates being needed to get everything right with Fortnite Stats.
Fans can expect more accessibility to stats on Fortnite Mobile becoming a major priority moving forward, including whatever other features Epic Games deems essential for the platform.
“We’re making a major shift internally to focus more on mobile issues,” Epic Games recently confirmed.
“We launched mobile controller support this past week in the v7.30 update and it has been awesome seeing all the folks sharing how they play, as well as feedback on the feel.
“You can expect additional controller feel improvements over the next few updates as we shift additional development efforts to tackling the key issues you’re experiencing.”