Epic Games Dev Says New 'Eye of The Storm Tracker' Was Accidentally Added to Fortnite Battle Royale - Dexerto
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Epic Games Dev Says New ‘Eye of The Storm Tracker’ Was Accidentally Added to Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 22/May/2018 14:18 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:38

by Calum Patterson

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It looks like the surprise new addition to Fortnite Battle Royale was not only a surprise to players, but also to developers Epic games.

The new item was found randomly by players in matches, and had not been announced in the recent patch notes or on any of Epic Games’ or Fortnite’s official social channels.

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Called ‘Eye of the Storm Tracker’, the new item allowed players to see the storm’s future path on their mini-map, thus meaning they could plan well in advance their route around the island.

With no official announcement, many players were initially bemused by the new item, and thought it may be a glitch in their game.

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And it turns out this is partially true, as a leaked message from the official French Epic Games discord claims:

“The backpack “Eye of the Storm” was not planned in the game, it will be removed soon. It is not yet fully ready.”

So perhaps it was released accidentally as part of the recent v.4.2 content update, which would explain why it was missing from the notes.

Image via @Koyamie

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It was certainly out of the ordinary for a new item, especially one as significant as this, to be added without any official announcement.

It is unknown how long it will remain in the game for the time being, so fans will need to be quick if they are to try the new item before it is removed.

Whether it will be added back this week is important however, as one of the Week 4 challenges is to ‘Visit the center of different Storm Circles in a single match’, and it was presumed this new item was released to aid with this challenge.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.