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Fortnite Announces Release Date and Time For the v4.4.1 Update – What to Expect

Published: 14/Jun/2018 1:31 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has announced the release date and time for the upcoming v4.4.1 update for Fortnite: Battle Royale.

The update is set to go live on June 14th at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 1200 BST and will not require any downtime.

The announcement for this latest patch was made on June 13th via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.

We’ll be releasing patch v4.4.1 tomorrow June 14 at 4:00AM ET (08:00 GMT). There will be no downtime but you may need to restart to catch the update.

Although the v4.4.1 update will not require any downtime, there are still several things expected to be implemented with its launch.

The newest set of weekly challenges for Week 7 of Season 4 will likely be added to the game, although they have been already been leaked online several days earlier.

Furthermore, the highly anticipated Blockbuster challenge skin is expected to be coming to Fortnite with this update. According to leaks, the skin will be called ‘Visitor’ and have customizable features on the facial area of its helmet.

As far as an in-game adjustments or fixes go, there is a good chance that the Shopping Carts will be reinstated back into the game on Thursday.

The recently released Shopping Carts were temporarily disabled after the launch of update v4.4 due to ‘a vehicle related physics crash.” However, the Fortnite Community Trello page has the issue marked as “Fixed in Next Release,” which could very well mean v4.4.1.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.