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Players report major issues with Fortnite Chapter 2 on console

Published: 4/Nov/2019 20:49 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 21:06

by Eli Becht

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Fortnite Chapter 2 has arrived on every platform but PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch players are all reporting major problems with the game.

Ever since Fortnite launched, it has never been the most demanding game in terms of hardware required, but it still always performed the best on PC.

For the most part, the console performance wasn’t too shabby, but with the implementation of Chapter 2, players have been having massive problems with the way the game runs, to the point that it’s not even enjoyable anymore.

Epic GamesFishing up performance issues!

Reddit user ‘Nimbl_’ captured all the problems they’ve been experiencing such as item glitches, performance glitches, and slowdowns, all in one clip.

To make matters even worse, they aren’t the only ones who have been experiencing issues like this, but it’s a lot more widespread than that.

Recent console performance all in one clip: can’t pop big pot, can’t shoot my gun (it’s not even in my hand), damage I take takes like 5 seconds to register, game nearly totally freezes placing a trap… from r/FortNiteBR

The bottom line here is that console performance for Fortnite Chapter 2 is currently a bit of a mess, especially for those using base PS4, and Xbox Ones. The enhanced consoles are able to get a bit better performance, but it’s still not great.

While Chapter 2 performance isn’t perfect on the Switch, it’s worth mentioning the game has never really run well on Nintendo’s handheld.

For starters, the game is targeting just 30 frames-per-second on the Switch, down from 60 on every other platform – including mobile.

Epic GamesConsole players are reporting many problems with Fortnite Chapter 2.

It’s disappointing to see that performance has dropped to this level with the start of a new season and we hope the team at Epic will be able to right the ship.

Fortnite has certainly grown a lot from its debut back in 2017, and perhaps it’s becoming too much for the current generation of consoles to handle.

We’re still about a year out from the next-gen so hopefully, it’s something Epic can fix so Fortnite will be enjoyable again on consoles.

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Where to find Fortnite Iron Man jetpacks

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:44

by Tanner Pierce

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After many long months, the fan-favorite jetpack has finally been re-added to Fortnite. This time however it’s straight from Iron Man, due to the special Marvel-themed season. Here’s a simple guide for how you can get your hands on the item.

One of the more interesting and least-hated items added to Fortnite since its launch is the jetpack. After being available in normal modes for a while, the item quickly became a fan-favorite, and getting one was pretty much required if you wanted to stand a chance in the final couple circles.

Epic Games decided to remove the item back in 2018 and instead, limited it to a number of different LTMs. Now, it seems like the developer has at least temporarily reversed course, as the item is now spawning in the base game again with a Marvel-themed twist.

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The new jetpack operates exactly the same as the old item that was removed from Fortnite a while ago.

What is the Iron Man jetpack?

From everything we’ve seen, it appears as if the Iron Man jetpack operates basically the same way the older jetpack did back in 2018, and that this new item is basically just a simple cosmetic re-skin.

The jetpack takes the slot of one of your items on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. If you want to use it though, you don’t have to have the item selected. All you need to do is jump and then hold down the jump button in order to raise yourself into the air, allowing you to use your weapons. Operation, as expected, is fairly simple.

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The Iron Man jetpack can be found through the map as floor loot.

Where can I find the Iron Man jetpack?

Apparently, the only place to find the Iron Man jetpack is as floor loot appearing randomly around the map for the moment. There doesn’t appear to be any specific, sure-fire, place to find it, so you’ll just have to keep looking until it pops up.

The item also doesn’t seem to show up from chests, which means it’s even harder to find than some weapons and other items. Of course, this could all change as time goes on.

It’s currently unknown how long the item will be in the game for, although logic would dictate that the longest it would be available would be the end of the current season given its Marvel theme.