Fortnite dev explains why popular new editing feature has been disabled [UPDATE] - Dexerto

Fortnite dev explains why popular new editing feature has been disabled [UPDATE]

Published: 18/Jan/2019 1:28 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 18:50

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have confirmed that a major change made to the editing system in Fortnite Battle Royale has been temporarily reverted.

The massive v7.20 patch update that went live in Fortnite on January 15 adjusted editing to allow the initial edit of builds to register immediately, regardless of the player’s respective internet connection or server ping.


While the speed at which the edits got confirmed still relied on those two aspects, the ability to at least instantly initiate the initial edit greatly cut down on ghost shots and made the overall experiences much smoother. 

While players were happily reaping the benefits of this new change in the day or so following its implementation, some soon began experiencing the pre-patch effects of the editing once again, aka ghost shots and edit delay.


As some of the more prominent members of the Fortnite community began publicly complaining about this issue, @PeteNub, Technical Lead on Fortnite at Epic Games, explained what was going on.

As it turns out, the editing change that was so positively received has actually been reverted because of a bug that was causing the system to get stuck whenever players got on the Battle Bus after editing in the pre-match waiting area. 

He also hinted at a “more robust version” of the editing system coming soon, but it requires a patch that would have to be manually downloaded and installed.


This means that the new editing feature will likely not be implemented back into the game until the next update, which will probably go live sometime between January 22-23.

As for now, players will have to still deal with the way editing was prior to the release of v7.20, which means more of those annoying ghost shots and edit delay. 



Epic Games Community Coordinator Sean ‘MrPopoTFS’ Hamilton has offered new details on this change, assuring fans that the new editing improvements will be added back with the v7.30 update. 

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.