Epic Games are finally patching one of Fortnite's most annoying wall-building problems - Dexerto

Epic Games are finally patching one of Fortnite’s most annoying wall-building problems

Published: 11/Jan/2019 16:17 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 16:26

by Matt Porter


Epic Games Design Lead Eric Williamson has announced that players will finally see a fix for a wall building issue that has frustrated Fortnite fans since the game released back in 2017.

Coming in the V7.20 update for the battle royale title, the new feature was announced on the Fortnite subreddit on Friday, January 11.

The update will specifically address issues players have had with placing walls on surfaces that are not completely flat, and is a change that Fortnite fans have been wanting for some time. 

Currently, if a player tries to build on water or sometimes on hills, they will end up building a tiny wall as most of the structure will either disappear underwater or underground.

This meant players would then have to build a second wall on top of it, wasting valuable time and resources in the process.

Williamson has revealed that this will no longer be the case, as any time 70% or more of a wall is going to be underground when built, Fortnite will automatically place the second wall above it, without using any more materials.

Fans of the game have already shown their enthusiasm for the switch, with one commenting underneath the Reddit post that “these are the kind of changes we want to see,” while another simply wrote: “Awesome!”

There is no official release date for the V7.20 update, but it’s extremely likely that we will see it go live on Tuesday, January 15.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.