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Epic Games respond to freezing and loading screen bug in Fortnite

Published: 4/Jan/2020 15:26

by Joe Craven


Epic Games, developers of the building battle royale Fortnite, have responded to multiple players reporting freezing and loading screen glitches in Chapter 2, preventing them from playing a normal game. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 has been widely credited as breathing new life into Epic Games’ third-person battle royale; doing enough to bring back old players, satisfy the ever-presents and encourage new players to download the game for the first time. 

However, despite its positive reception, fans have still noticed issues with Fortnite, as invasive bugs and glitches threaten its longevity. One bug that has become prominent of late relates to regular freezing and loading screen inconsistencies.  

Epic GamesLoading screens have been selectable for a while in Fortnite.

On January 3, a number of Fortnite players shared the problems they have been experiencing with Fortnite, many of which seem to overlap.

One player explained that they logged into their game as a default skinned character, despite choosing another. Once in their game, they were plagued by regular appearances from both the map and the loading screen.

Epic Games responded by confirming that the post has been passed on to their technical staff. 

Bug game play. Warning I swear (Aussie) l. All platforms affected. Loaded in as default. Map and loading screen keep popping up. Can’t do anything but jog from FortNiteBR

However, numerous other players were plagued with similar issues. One PS4 player reported that their loading screen kept popping up arbitrarily during a match, essentially inhibiting them from playing a normal game. 

Similarly, a PC player shared their experience of an incredibly laggy game, in which no players were able to move properly. Epic responded similarly to all players’ posts – asking for more information as they presumably identify the issue.

These all seemed to be linked to the same desynchronization issues that Epic confirmed they were working on. However, they do not seem to be particularly close to a resolution. 

Desynchronization issues from FortNiteBR

It also seems that more and more people are being affected by the issues, with a number of users joining the Reddit discussion to confirm they have also been experiencing the problems. 

While Epic Games try to identify an issue, you can keep up to date with all the bugs they are tracking at their public Fortnite Trello board. We will update you on the desynchronization issues in Fortnite as more information becomes available. 


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.