5.40 Content Update Notes

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5.40 Content Update Notes
Date 11 September 2018
Major Patch 5.40
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Sneak up on your enemies in Battle Royale and a new Mythic Outlander joins Save the World.

  • Suppressed Assault Rifle (Battle Royale)
Take down your enemies quickly and quietly with this new Assault Rifle that rewards precision over rapid-fire.
  • Field Agent Rio (Save the World)
Phase into battle with the new Mythic Outlander.
  • Weekly Horde Challenge 6 (Save the World)
Shields won't help you this time! Take on even more aggressive Husks with Week 6 of the Horde Challenge.

Battle Royale[edit | edit source]

Limited Time Mode: The Getaway[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Players in the Getaway LTM can no longer land on the van without building.
  • Reduced the Victory music at the end of a match.
  • Jewel will no longer appear in inventory hotbar after being put in the Down-But-Not-Out state.
  • Player models will no longer get stuck under the van after winning a match.
  • Player models and items will no longer fall to the ground after winning a match.

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

5-40 Content Update Suppressed Assault Rifle promo-image.jpg
  • Sneaky weapon that rewards trigger discipline with precision.
  • Can be found in Vending Machines, floor loot, Treasure Chests, and Supply Drops.
  • Available in Epic and Legendary Variants.
  • 32/33 damage per shot.

Art + Animation[edit | edit source]

  • Enforcer Outfit no longer appears distorted to other clients from certain distances.

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Sub-Region Matchmaking added for Southeast Asia.

Save the World[edit | edit source]

Missions + Systems[edit | edit source]

5-40 Content Update Weekly Horde Challenge promo-image.jpg
  • Weekly Horde Challenge 6 is now available:
  • This week, deploy your portable Fort against hordes of assassin Husks - and players have no shields!
  • Earn Field Agent Rio for the first-time completion.
  • This challenge is also repeatable for Event Tickets.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

5-40 Content Update Field Agent Rio promo-image.jpg
  • New Mythic Outlander - Field Agent Rio, has been added to the Weekly Horde Challenge.
  • Features new Subclass - Rook
  • New Perk - Phase Cannon: Phase Shifting empowers the equipped ranged weapon causing the next shot fired to shoot a Phase projectile which pierces enemies and deals 60 base energy damage. Switching or holstering weapons removes the effect.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Mythic Ninja: Bladestorm Enforcer no longer appears distorted to other clients at certain distances.

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

  • Wraith Assault Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
  • A silenced assault rifle with excellent headshot damage that maintains impressive accuracy when fired in controlled bursts.
  • Equipped with a suppressor that greatly reduces the distance that enemies hear gunshots.
  • Available Wednesday, September 12 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 19 at 8 PM ET.