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Fortnite Avian Ambush Week - v19.40 March 8 Hotfix

Another themed update is here as Fortnite Avian Ambush Week is live, here are all the details on the March 8 Hotfix.
Fortnite Avian Ambush Week - v19.40 March 8 Hotfix

Epic Games continues to roll out the content in Chapter 3 of Fortnite as Season 1 has been full of excitement. A number of heroes and villains have joined the fight including Spider-Man and Green Goblin as the game developers continue with popular collabs.

Recently, Fortnite has been subject to frequent Hotfixes providing themed content for limited time periods. Unvaulted weapons, special items, and more have all been featured as part of the recent updates, keeping the battle royale gameplay fresh and exciting.

The next drop from Epic Games is here as Fortnite Avian Ambush Week is now live. Check out all the latest information about the v19.40 March 8 Hotfix.

Fortnite v19.40 March 8 Hotfix - Avian Ambush Week

Fortnite Avian Ambush Week v19.40 March 8 Hotfix
Chickens are taking over the Fortnite island as part of Avian Ambush Week. (Picture: Epic Games)

Major changes are now live on the Fortnite island, particularly with the animals on the battle royale map. The v19.40 March 8 Hotfix is dubbed 'Avian Ambush Week' and brings a takeover from chickens as Epic Games has shifted the balance of power in the animal kingdom.

Live until 15th March at 8:59 am ET (1:59 pm GMT) all animals except chickens have been removed from the battle royale. In addition to removing other animals, Epic Games has made chickens even more common so players are more likely to encounter them.

The behaviour of chickens has also been changed as they will fight back against you when attacked, instead of just running away. Players can also pick up a chicken and use it to peck at nearby opponents.

Fortnite Avian Ambush Week - Loot Chickens & New Quests

In addition to changing the behaviour of common chickens, game developers have added Loot Chickens which will glow just like the Loot Crows. When killed, they will drop special loot which can make a huge difference in your game.

There is also a new set of Avian Ambush Weeks Quests for players to unlock more XP rewards. Each quest will unlock 8,000 XP upon completion helping clear more levels on the battle pass.

Note: It was also stated that the animal kingdom would restabilize when Avian Abush Week is over (likely meaning the other animals will return to the map). When Avian Ambush Week concludes, it will be replaced by another themed Hotfix.


Make sure to check out the rest of our dedicated Fortnite page for all the latest weekly challenges, title updates, and much more.

Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.