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Certain Fortnite usernames are now crashing the game

Published: 20/Jul/2020 16:01

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite players have been running into a strange bug that causes the battle royale to freeze and glitch if they eliminate a player who uses a certain letter or number in their name.

Even though Fortnite is pretty much the mack daddy of battle royales, that doesn’t mean Epic Games have a perfect game. The developers have done a stellar job at plugging holes and fixing issues, but there are still some lingering problems. 

Players have constantly run into problems with the servers, a lot of them disagree with the current content that is in season three – be that because of the Mauraders or Sharks – and the teleporting whirlpools don’t currently work.

However, some players have been encountering a frustrating problem that hasn’t been too big of an issue in previous seasons and actually probably needs to be seen to be believed.

Fortnite Whirlpool at Fortilla POI
Epic Games
Whirlpools are currently disabled in Fortnite as one of the game’s current problems.

The problem was flagged by Reddit user hobleyyy, who noted that if you kill a player who has a symbol, letter or number in their Epic Games username, your game will freeze and bug out after the elimination.

The Redditor even showed a video displaying highlights where, as they eliminated players who had a symbol in their name, the game quickly stuttered before returning back to normal a few seconds letter.

Dying or Killing someone with a Chinese letter in their name can cause your game to hitch/freeze from FortniteCompetitive

As hobleyyy showed, it wasn’t just a one-time issue, as it happened to them multiple times. The Fortnite player even noted that they’ve run into the problem in previous seasons, but Epic hasn’t fixed it just yet.

Other players even testified to having the bug hamper them as well. “Had that too, yesterday I was wondering, he had a name with only Chinese letters and it freezed for like 10 seconds, commented Clemibeast.

Given that the problem lies with a player’s username, it probably is something for Epic to investigate in order to stop it becoming a hugely widespread issue that ruins games completely. 

Wheter or not they will do so anytime soon, however, is unknown given that they’ve got a set of problems already lined up for fixes in the coming v13.30 patch.


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
Epic Games
Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.