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Epic Games respond to game-breaking Fortnite bugs in patch 11.50

Published: 6/Feb/2020 0:38

by Brad Norton

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Through Fortnite’s 11.50 update, Epic Games transitioned the battle royale over to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics system and despite ensuring the process would be smooth, players are already uncovering new game-breaking issues.

Since it’s initial release in 2017, Fortnite remained on the same engine while new content was added in on a regular basis. Deciding to switch things up Chapter 2, Epic switched to a brand new physics engine under the hood.

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While a January 24 blog post assured that there will be a few bumps throughout the transition, game-breaking bugs have been popping up ever since the new patch was deployed.

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The brand new physics engine could lead more quirky bugs than first anticipated.

With the 11.50 update, essentially every aspect of the environment in Fortnite has been updated to function properly on the new physics engine. From major items such as vehicles and buildings to the more nitty-gritty elements like foliage, almost everything has been touched by the drastic change.

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As a result, players have been stumbling upon bugs with greater frequency than usual. While some are mostly harmless, a number of these new issues have been completely breaking the experience for those in the community.

Simply attempting to carry their fallen ally to safety, one such glitch actually saw a downed teammate fall underneath the map. Reddit user danniee48’ slid down a cliff with a companion on their back, but just moments later that friend was stuck under the surface of the map.

Looking up through the glitched textures, the player was trapped at sea-level and taken out of the game moments later. Epic community coordinator ‘EpicBoaty’ responded, indicating the developers will be looking into the specific bug.

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Another bizarre issue stemmed from the Motorboat hilariously sending players flying through the sky in slow-motion. 

As Reddit user ‘SlipperyYayas’ showcased, Motorboats are leaving players well out of position, potentially trapped in the storm, and even sinking in shallow water. These vehicles are evidently not working as intended and Epic Games responded once again to ensure that a fix should be on the way relatively soon.

“I’ve heard boats are supposed to float, but this is ridiculous!” Epic Games Community Coordinator ‘EmptyTux’ joked.

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Plenty of other game-breaking bugs have been cropping up since the release of the latest update, including a glitch that lets players walk through walls. As a result, it’s likely that a suite of hotfixes are right around the corner already. 

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins was one of the first content creators to show concern over the massive change. Worried that the new physics engine could majorly offset the popular title, it seems as though the Mixer sensation was somewhat on the ball due to the number of game-breaking glitches appearing on just day one alone.

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson