Fortnite

Fortnite: Epic Games announces excited news on Support-A-Creator Program

Published: 3/Dec/2018 17:50 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 21:47

by Wyatt Donigan

Share


Heading into the newest season of Fortnite Battle Royale, Epic Games has announced some major news about the popular Support-A-Creator program.

The Support-A-Creator program was launched back in October and allows content creators to give out unique codes that players can use that will give those creators a portion of any V-Bucks spent using their code.

While the event was originally only scheduled to run from October 10 through December 31, Epic Games announced that the program has been permanently extended.

The news was announced on Epic Games’ official Twitter account on December 3.

John-Henry Drabeck, Epic Games Influencer Programs Manager, provided some further clarification on just what the program covers, saying “Yes, the program also covers battle pass purchases! Now if there only was a new season around the corner…”

Soon after the news was announced, many of the biggest names on the Fortnite community took to Twitter expressing their excitement over the announcement.

TSM Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani

TSM Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman

TSM Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno


t=”utf-8″>

Luminosity Gaming Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan

Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo

You can find a list of every Creator code for the program HERE.

Fortnite

Fortnite devs respond to infinite loading screen bug in Season 5

Published: 3/Dec/2020 0:44

by Brad Norton

Share


If you’ve been jumping into Fortnite Season 5 since the new update rolled around, there’s a good chance you’ve been hit with an infinite loading screen bug. Epic Games is already aware of the critical issue though, so here’s what you need to know.

On the back of a Marvel-centric season that concluded with the biggest in-game event to date, Fortnite Season 5 is finally upon us. Whether you’re checking out the newly revamped map, trying to unlock some Star Wars skins in the Battle Pass, or simply going hands-on with some new weapons, there’s plenty to see and do.

The beginning of a new season always sees a huge spike in interest. Veteran players are often drawn back to the title while newcomers jump in for the very first time. However, there’s a game-breaking bug in the latest update that could just turn you away.

Randomly between games, players have reported what seem to be endless loading screens. You can get caught in the never-ending state, requiring you to reboot the game and start from scratch.

Fortnite Season 5 loading screen
Epic Games
If you’ve noticed some extremely long load times in Season 5, you’re not alone.

“There is a bug where it stays on the loading screen forever and you have to restart Fortnite,” Reddit user ‘SirCrazyLionYT’ revealed. “This happens too many times to count.” Without warning, you could be trapped in a loading screen for a few minutes before realizing the issue.

For now, the problem only seems to occur on console. So if you’re playing on Xbox or PlayStation, you’ll need to be cautious moving forward. Many players have chimed in on the topic, however, having encountered the same frustrating bug.

Given just how common infinite loading screens are in Season 5, Epic is already on the case. “We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to experience long load times after completing a match on PlayStation and Xbox consoles,” the Fortnite Status account shared on December 2. 

In fact, it’s currently the top priority on Fortnite’s official Trello board. There’s no ETA just yet, but these types of bugs are usually dealt with rather quickly. Especially with more people dropping into Fortnite than usual, expect to see loading screens back to normal very soon.

While there’s no workaround for console players just yet, keep your eyes peeled as you transition in and out of games. It could trap you before a match starts, or it could strike after a successful run. There’s no way to prevent it at this point in time.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as a hotfix is deployed to counter the game-breaking bug. In the meantime, your Fortnite session on console might just have you heading to the dashboard a handful of times.