Epic Games respond to bizarre Fortnite editing bug - Dexerto

Epic Games respond to bizarre Fortnite editing bug

Published: 2/Oct/2019 23:47 Updated: 3/Oct/2019 10:33

by Brad Norton


A new editing bug has been discovered in the popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, and it could be detrimental enough to cost you a victory. Acknowledging the severity of the bug, Epic Games has issued a response.

With update version 10.40.1, a new limited-time event was confirmed, Season X was extended, and a few minor tweaks were implemented. Unfortunately, it appears a major bug has slipped through the cracks however.

While certainly not the first bug in the history of the competitive Battle Royale title, Fortnite has been hit with a new and surprising issue that drastically impacts rapid building.

In an October 2 post on Reddit, user ‘Tomred95’ shared a newly discovered bug that massively impacts the rapid building and editing process.


After editing a ceiling block in half, putting it back to full scale, and then looking away momentarily, the bug ensures that you’re no longer able to re-edit that ceiling piece until you look away once again.

Edit bug that people should be aware of until it’s patched. from r/FortNiteBR

This bug could be hugely impactful to professional players and streamers alike, those who have mastered the hectic building and editing mechanics in Fortnite. 

Not being able to re-edit the roof of your structure in the heat of combat, could be enough to cost you the entire match under certain circumstances. 

An Epic Games Community Coordinator responded to the Reddit post in saying, “thanks for the video illustrating this! I’ll send this to our QA team for investigation.”


The post was barely a few hours old by the time that Epic Games caught wind of the bug, so rest assured that the development team is on the ball and searching for a fix to the unexpected issue as soon as possible.

The limited release ‘Out of Time’ event is set to launch on October 8 and will include end of season cosmetic rewards among XP gains aplenty. 

As a result, Season 11 has been held back slightly. Now expected to launch on throughout the week beginning October 14, you can keep up with all the latest right here.