Fortnite Battle Royale v23.40: Score Big in Fortnite Most Wanted
UPDATE (February 16, 2023)
Due to an issue with the Most Wanted Leaderboards Challenge website, the Most Wanted Leaderboards Challenge will now begin on February 21, 2023, at 10 AM ET. The requirements to earn the Retro Rivals Wrap will be adjusted to reflect the shorter Challenge period. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The “Cold Blooded” syndicate has taken over the Island, sealing away new Exotic weapons in highly guarded vaults. Embark on the ultimate heist, take these weapons for yourself, and become the most notorious squad during Fortnite Most Wanted.
As one of the Island’s Most Wanted, complete Most Wanted Quests to raise your Infamy and collect in-game rewards, including the Gold Blooded Ace Outfit. Fortnite Most Wanted runs until February 28, 2023, at 2 AM ET— carry out your heist while the weapons are up for the taking.
New Exotic Weapons
Cold Blooded has sealed away impressive weaponry, but the weapons’ locations are no secret. Heist them from Cold Blooded Vaults, accessible with Vault Keycards dropped from defeated Cold Blooded Bosses. Defeating these Bosses won’t end your opposition, however, as there’ll still be committed Cold Blooded members guarding the vaults.
Once you’ve taken down all the Cold Blooded in your path, take the Exotics ready for extraction:
Heisted Breacher Shotgun
Shoot your way out of a standoff! This Exotic Shotgun is perfect for destroying walls and cover.
Heisted Explosive Assault Rifle
Aim down sights for a red hot impact — this Exotic Assault Rifle fires explosive projectiles.
Heisted Accelerant Shotgun
Practice makes perfect. The movement speed and fire rate of this Exotic Shotgun increases as you damage enemies with it.
Heisted Run 'N' Gun SMG
Make a break for it! This Exotic SMG infuses you with Slap then self-reloads while you’re sprinting.
Heisted Blink Mag SMG
They’ll blink and they’ll miss you. This Exotic SMG temporarily gives you the Zero Point Dash ability after reloading.
Breaking into vaults isn’t the only way to get your hands on these Exotic weapons, but it’s by far the most felonious.
Returning for the Robbery
Back in Battle Royale during Fortnite Most Wanted, make a move for these returning weapons:
Hop Rock Dualies
Boom Sniper Rifle
Note: Motorboats, Bows, and Bow-related Reality Augments will be excluded from Battle Royale/Zero Build for the duration of Fortnite Most Wanted.
Things Heat Up More
Thought you could commit crimes without gaining notoriety?
In Fortnite Most Wanted, opening vaults and eliminating opponents will raise your “Heat” Level in a match — trackable by flame icons in your HUD. When you have any amount of Heat, Cold Blooded members will become more hostile, you’ll become visible to other players on the minimap, and you’ll be more visible to other players in the environment.
Becoming notorious isn’t necessarily negative. In fact, you may want to raise your Heat Level, since each Heat Level comes with benefits:
🔥 Eliminated opponents drop more Bars.
🔥🔥 Your movement speed increases by 15%, and you’ll regenerate up to 100 Health out of combat.
🔥🔥🔥 Your movement speed increases by 20%, and you’ll regenerate up to 100 Health and 50 Shield out of combat.
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Your movement speed increases by 25%, and you’ll regenerate up to 100 Health and 100 Shield out of combat.
Use these benefits to help your heist go off without a hitch.
Get Rolling with New Reality Augments
Pulling off a caper is no cakewalk, so you’ll want to take advantage of the Reality Augments that've made their debut in v23.40. (No unlocking required!)
Exotic Grab Bag
Receive a random Heisted Exotic weapon. (This Reality Augment will remain until downtime for v23.50.)
Your Sniper Rifles will have 1 extra ammo in their magazine. (This Reality Augment will remain until downtime for v23.50.)
Grants two Keys for opening Holo-Chests. (Tip: During Fortnite Most Wanted, Exotic Holo-Chests contain a Heisted Exotic!)
The last two bullets of your Pistols’ magazines deal bonus damage.
Any crew can score a big payday — but few become infamous. Completing Most Wanted Quests will raise your “Infamy,” which will unlock in-game rewards like the Cash Stash Back Bling, The Vault Guardian Pickaxe, and the Gold Blooded Ace Outfit. Keep track of your Infamy and remaining rewards by navigating to the Cold Blooded logo tab in the Lobby. (All Fortnite Most Wanted rewards can be obtained without purchase.)
The Most Wanted Quests are separated into five sets that will become progressively available: “Intel & Recon,” “Going In Loud,” “Going In Quiet,” “Cracking the Vault,” and “Clean Getaway.” Completing most of the Quests in one set will unlock the next set as well as a Cold Blooded Medallion.
Collect all five Cold Blooded Medallions to unlock the progressive Solid Skull Back Bling. After unlocking it, evolve the Back Bling by completing its Solid Skull Quests. These Quests, completable until the end of Chapter 4 Season 1, will have you racking up elims.
Secure Your Spot on the Most Wanted List
Participate in the Most Wanted Leaderboards Challenge for the opportunity to earn even more rewards. How to climb the leaderboards? Crack open as many Cold Blooded Vaults as you can after the leaderboards go live! Learn more about the Most Wanted Leaderboards Challenge — and the rewards you can earn — from the Most Wanted Leaderboards Challenge Official Rules.
The Most Wanted Leaderboards Challenge website launches on February 16 ET.
All in-game rewards that can be earned from the Most Wanted Leaderboards Challenge: the GG Flamed Emoticon, Live to Ride Spray, Retro Rivals Wrap, and Clean Getaway Loading Screen.
More in v23.40: Introducing the NA-Central Server Region
Today we’re excited to launch the Fortnite NA-Central server region (“matchmaking region”). We’re thrilled to provide lower latency for many players residing in Mexico and the Central United States! For more information on this new server region, check out our NA-Central server region blog post.
Hardware Identifiers Update
Starting in the v23.40 update, players who use tools that hide or alter their device's hardware identifiers may receive an in-game warning and be removed from the match. Failure to remove these hardware alterations, or additional attempts to bypass these restrictions, may result in an account action up to and including a permanent ban from Fortnite. For more information, please see fn.gg/HardwareIdentifiers.
We will continue to evaluate tools that alter computer hardware identifiers that avoid, or are intended to avoid, a hardware ban, which is not allowed.
FNCS Major 1 continues to take place over v23.40! Check the Compete tab in-game for more information.
Fortnite Most Wanted’s Heisted Exotic weapons, returning weapons, and Heat are not included in competitive playlists.
The Exotic Grab Bag and Sniper Surplus Reality Augments are not included in competitive playlists.
Major Bug Fixes
Fixed the issue that caused us to disable the Shadow Striker Reality Augment. This Reality Augment is now re-enabled.