Fortnite Battle Royale Developers Explain the Delay for Week 5 Challenges Following "challenges available in 0 seconds" Issue

by Ross Deason


Fortnite Battle Royale players around the world started their game on Tuesday, May 29th, to begin working on the new Challenges, but it looks like they will have to wait until May 31st.

While Fortnite Battle Royale is completely free to play for anyone that wants to play it, a "Battle Pass" can be purchased for 950 V-Bucks (approximately $10).


Each week, a number of new challenges go live for Battle Pass owners to try and complete. This is also the quickest way to earn experience points, rank up to Tier 100, and earn various cosmetics, outfits, and more in the process.

The weekly challenges have been going live every Tuesday for a number of weeks, but they were traditionally made available each Thursday and it looks like the game’s developers want that to become the norm once more.


Players around the world started up the game on May 29th in anticipation of the Week 5, Season 4 Challenges going live but were met with the countdown clock showing 0 seconds with no challenges actually being available.

It turns out, according to Epic Games, that this was entirely intentional. The developers took to Twitter to say that it is a “KNOWN ISSUE” and “This was an intended change to push back Weekly Challenges to Thursdays."


The news hasn't gone down particularly well with community members as players question the decision to wait until after the challenges were due to go live to inform people.

It seems likely that the Tuesday patch will also be pushed back to Thursday as challenges and updates tend to go live at the same time.

The expected Challenges for Week 5, Season 4, were leaked on May 26th and can be found here.