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Fortnite developers finally address frustrating framerate issues

Published: 28/Feb/2020 16:04

by Matt Porter


Fortnite developers Epic Games have finally responded to complaints from the community about FPS issues that have seen their framerates drop, making the game difficult to play.

Since the game released in last 2017, Fortnite has become a global juggernaut, with millions playing the popular battle royale game even now as it enters its twelfth season, which kicked off back on February 20. Chapter 2, Season 2 brought a host of new items and experiences for fans of the game, but as with most updates, it also brought a couple of issues with it.

Epic Games moved to fix many of these on February 25 when they released a surprise patch for the game, sorting out problems with the game’s aim assist and editing systems, but one frustrating problem still existed, leaving fans wondering if there would ever be a fix.

The Shark in Fortnite
Epic Games
Fortnite Season 2 introduced new locations, but unfortunately some bugs too.

Since the launch of Season 2, players across all platforms have been complaining about framerate issues, which make the game appear laggy and make it difficult to play. With this issue happening on consoles and PC, it quickly became clear that this wasn’t an issue with the devices that players were using, but rather something wrong with the Fortnite code itself, meaning there was nothing players could do until the developers themselves addressed it.

Thankfully, Epic Games have been listening to the cries of Fortnite fans upset with the situation, and on February 27 confirmed that work was underway to fix everything in an upcoming patch.

The developers released a maintenance patch for PlayStation 4 designed to address performance, before confirming that they were also “working on performance improvements for all platforms,” writing on the official Trello board that they were “aware of reports” and that a fix was “in development.”

These improvements should address the problems with framerate, making it easier to play the game without visual lagging which can make it tough to spot opponents or just move around the island.

Unfortunately, Epic have yet to confirm a date for this fix to release, so Fortnite fans will just have to hang tight until the developers offer more information.


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.