Epic Games responds to frustrating Fortnite Season 8 bugs on console - Dexerto

Epic Games responds to frustrating Fortnite Season 8 bugs on console

Published: 4/Mar/2019 17:19 Updated: 4/Mar/2019 17:36

by David Purcell


Epic Games have responded to suggestions that Fortnite has become “nearly unplayable” on console, with a number of frustrating bugs appearing since the launch of Season 8. 

The developer, which introduced a whole host of new changes to the Fortnite map with the v8.00 update on February 28, has been informed by numerous members of the game’s online community that there are new issues with the game’s performance. 


While many PlayStation 4 players insist that there are no issues on that platform, there seems to be problems with frame rate, sensitivity, aiming and building on both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch since the patch went live. 

Epic GamesA new Volcano Point of Interest was added to Fortnite in Season 8.

“[The] game is so poorly optimised and performance is at an all time low,” Reddit user AzukiFN posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit. 


The redditor claimed that not only do weapons slow down during gunfights, with frame rate drops, but  building and aiming isn’t performing as normal too. 

“Season 7 was at least playable, though not ideal it was quite acceptable, but the state of season 8 on console has made this game well and truly unenjoyable,” they added. 

Console is nearly unplayable at this point from r/FortNiteBR

Epic have since issues an official response to these problems, advising players to send them more details to help developers understand the concerns better. 


“Just wanted to hop in here and an let y’all know we’re aware of your reports,” JustMooney1 responded. “Any more specifics on what you’re exactly experiencing will help, but we’ll keep you updated as we dig in!”

Epic GamesConsole players will be hoping these issues are resolved quickly in Battle Royale.

If you’re experiencing problems with the performance of Fortnite Battle Royale right now, head over to Epic’s Community Coordinator profile FreightTrainUSA on Reddit and send screenshots or screen recordings of the issue to them directly. 

At the moment, there’s no indication as to when the developer expects to resolve these problems, but we will keep you updated on the situation. 


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.