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

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

Published: 29/May/2018 10:20 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

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.


Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton


Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.