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. 

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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. 


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!