DrLupo claims Fortnite's rate of fire is directly affected by your FPS [Epic Responds] - Dexerto

DrLupo claims Fortnite’s rate of fire is directly affected by your FPS [Epic Responds]

Published: 21/Jan/2019 17:36 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 19:01

by David Purcell


UPDATE – January 22, 2019

Following DrLupos findings regarding FPS and rate of fire in Fortnite, Epic Games responded and confirmed that they are investigating a fix for the important issue. 

Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo has been conducting tests in Fortnite and claims that FPS can directly impact the rate of fire in weapons. 

The popular streamer has shared the results of a test to his followers on Twitter, where he was trying to see if fire rate issues which are currently being found in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds also exist in Fortnite.  

Using the submachine gun, he fired at a wall with two different rates of FPS and the results were quite shocking. 

Fortnite’s standard submachine gun, the weapon DrLupo used in this test.

Playing two clips side-by-side, Lupo showed the fire rate of the weapon in both 300 FPS and 30 FPS and it was clear to see that the former was significantly quicker. 

“In my opinion – in a majority of engagements – it won’t matter. But, the fact that it might matter in a competitive environment is an issue” Lupo tweeted. “I’m also curious to know if it affects building, editing, etc.” 

From what Lupo has said in these tweets, it’s possible that he will test the issue further, focusing on other elements of the game. 

The initial experiment was sparked by a post which has been doing the rounds on Reddit, which shows a “wildly” fluctuating rate of fire in PUBG, depending on a player’s FPS. 

With both games running on Unreal Engine 4, Lupo conducted the tests and was shocked to find that there was also a difference when playing Epic Games’ battle royale game. The question is, will the developer verify and respond to the issue any time soon?


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.