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Fortnite: Epic Games announce minor bug fix patch set for January 31

Published: 31/Jan/2019 0:47 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 0:59

by Alan Bernal


broken Replay feature to two separate game outages, but they will now hope to rectify many of the little problems.

In a Tweet, the developers announced that a patch on its way very soon, hinting at some urgent upkeep that the game’s client has been lacking of late.

The update is scheduled for January 31 at 4am PST / 7am EST / 12pm GMT and will look to address “some minor bugs.”

Fans will hope that the update means a fix to the massively popular Replay Mode, which was disabled after an influx of problems originated from the feature.

Many are speculating that the minor patch will also see the Ping counter get fixed after the v7.30 update changed the way Epic Games’ servers calculated users’ connection.

The problem got increasingly annoying when it would display “Connection Lost” to many players, even though nothing seemed to be wrong with their ping.

Epic GamesFortnite’s been pestered by many bugs as of late, and will hope that the patch will see a better game state.

The patch is said to be a seamless integration that won’t require any downtime for the game, but will still require players to update their clients.

With the many problems plaguing the game lately, Epic Games will sure to be closely monitoring the status of their game shortly after the patch.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.


At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.