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Epic Games Provide an Update on Console ‘Win’ Glitch in Fortnite: Battle Royale – May 31st

Published: 31/May/2018 19:15 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:38

by DG Goldstein

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Epic Games has announced a fix for the console win issue in Fortnite: Battle Royale following a recent patch and addressed fans in regards to any wins obtained during the issue.

Following the release of the V.4.3.0 patch in Fortnite: Battle Royale on Wednesday, May 30th, multiple users on console reported that the game was not correctly counting and documenting any wins that may have been obtained.

In typical Epic Games fashion, the developer quickly responded to community feedback and identified the problem in-game, leading them to create a fix as soon as possible.

On May 31st, Epic Games rolled out a small update to address the ‘win’ issue, along with a collection of other bugs and glitches found in the V.4.3.0 patch.

Console Match Wins Issue: Resolved – We just released a fix which solves the problem in which wins in Battle Royale were not reporting properly for console players. Thanks for your patience!

However, after announcing that the fix was successful, Epic Games mentioned that any wins earned by players over the period of the issue will likely not be counted or back-tracked.

As of writing, it is unknown if Epic Games will change their stance on granting wins to those that obtained them prior to the update being introduced.

More information on the V.4.3.0 update including patch notes, new additions, and much more can be found right here.

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Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry

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If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
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Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
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It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.