Epic Games share news on major Fortnite issue causing FPS drop when building - Dexerto

Epic Games share news on major Fortnite issue causing FPS drop when building

Published: 17/Jan/2019 2:50 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 7:56

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have addressed a critical bug in Fortnite Battle Royale that was causing players to experience a drop in their frames-per-second when using the game’s building interface.

Epic put out a tweet via the official Fortnite Twitter account announcing that the bug had been fixed via a hotfix. Players will not need to do update their game as this fix has been implemented automatically and will take effect once a player returns to the lobby.


This puts an end to an issue that was becoming a hindrance for many players, and became much more common after the release of the massive v7.20 update on January 15.

While not as commonly experienced in regular gameplay, the FPS drop became more frequent and noticeable in modes like Creative or Playground, where players tend to build a lot more freely and in larger quantities.


Unfortunately, a lot of players began complaining that as soon as they pulled out their building blueprint or phone, they would experience a heavy drop in their FPS, which would get worse the more they tried to build. 

“When I have my pickaxe or a weapon out, I do not have any FPS drop, but as soon as I pull out the blueprint it becomes rather low, and when I start building it becomes unplayable.”

This was one of the posts found on Epic’s forums after v7.20 went live, and it echoed the sentiments of many who were frustrated by the same issue.


Reddit user ‘stonebros’ posted a video showing truly how bad this issue can get, calling it “beyond crippling” and explaining that it can range from minor to severe among different players. 

Luckily, Epic have acknowledged and quickly fixed this issue, removing a major annoyance from the game and allowing the players to build freely once more.

The promptness with which the developers addressed this just goes to prove how dedicated they are to keeping the Fortnite gaming experience fresh and fun. 


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.

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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)
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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.