Fortnite Slims Down After Patch

This tweet announces a new version 14.40 patch is now available for Fortnite, Epic's battle royale/survival game. As detailed in this post this brings Fortnitemares 2020 event to celebrate Halloween. And as noted in this follow-up tweet, this larger-than-usual update is a diet patch of sorts, as it reduces the game's footprint, and will also result in smaller patches in the future:
Please note the patch size will be larger than normal on PC (approx. 27 GB). This is to make optimizations on PC resulting in a massively reduced Fortnite file size (over 60 GB smaller), smaller downloads for future patches, and improved loading performance.