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Fortnite April 8 Maintenance Update patch notes

by Isaac McIntyre
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Epic Games have dropped the latest update for Fortnite Chapter 2, with the April 8 maintenance patch fixing a number of issues that have been affecting the game on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

Epic Games have been releasing updates much more frequently throughout this season than in Chapter 2, Season 1 — when players complained that the developers weren't doing enough to keep the game fresh and interesting during the longest season in Fortnite's history.

Following last week's 12.30 update which introduced the Kingsman Umbrella and Crash Pads, some Fortnite fans were perhaps hoping that we would see even more new content this week. That's not the case though, with Epic instead prioritizing bugs and performance with the release of a maintenance update on Wednesday, April 8.

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The Agency has been changing throughout the season, but there won't be any major updates this week.

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With Epic Games choosing not to add any new content, the focus is squarely on improving the quality of life for players as they hunt for Victory Royales, by improving how the game feels and plays so that there aren't any technical hiccups that could cost them a match.

As has become a tradition in Fortnite Chapter 2, the developers haven't released any patch notes for players to sink their teeth into as they try to figure out what has changed, but thanks to their official Trello board, we do have a rough idea as to what has been altered.

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The following fixes have been confirmed for the April 8 patch:

Fortnite April 8 maintenance patch bug fixes

  • Crash when changing styles for cosmetics in the Locker (already fixed in previous patches for PC, Android and iOS)
  • Codaxe Pickaxe disabled
  • Low Quality PlayStation 4 Map Textures

Elsewhere, Epic also made a number of improvements to the game, which you can read below.

  • Performance improvements added.
  • Added stability improvements.
  • Added fixes for frame-rate drop and lag issues.
  • Added fixes for game crashing issues.
  • Other under the hood fixes added.