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Epic Games developer has one major focus for Fortnite in 2019

Published: 18/Jan/2019 9:52 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 10:06

by Matt Porter


Fortnite has become one of the most popular games of all time, but that doesn’t mean the developers are content with the current state of the title.

One of the things that helps keep Fortnite at the top of the gaming industry is their weekly updates, which regularly add new and exciting items to the game while fixing numerous bugs and issues that pop up.

Epic Games do this to help keep the game fresh, as constantly changing the game and the items which players can use means that no style of play can dominate the game for too long.

Epic Games regularly update Fortnite to keep it fresh.

Unfortunately, not every update is a roaring success, and changes made to the editing system in the 7.20 update had to be reverted on Thursday, January 17 as they were causing delays when people were trying to play.

While some fans were annoyed by the delays, Fortnite’s Technical Lead PeteNub has confirmed that one of his major focuses on 2019 is to eliminate delays and make the game feel much smoother for those attempting to secure Victory Royales – even if they are on high ping.

“That’s one of my focuses this year,” tweeted PeteNub. “Clear out unnecessary delays. Things are fragile though and sometimes I make mistakes.”

Fortnite fans will happy to ear that this will be a major development goal for 2019, as players have long complained about delays when switching between targeting and building, while those in the Middle East started a social media campaign to draw attention to the huge delays they suffered while playing.

PeteNub confirmed that the current issues involving building delay will be fixed in the next patch, currently believed to release on Tuesday, January 22.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!