Fortnite patch removes lightsabers & Winterfest but adds annoying bug - Dexerto

Fortnite patch removes lightsabers & Winterfest but adds annoying bug

Published: 7/Jan/2020 16:39 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 16:56

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have released a new hotfix for their popular battle royale title Fortnite that brings to an end the Winterfest and Star Wars events that ran throughout the festive season, but it appears that the patch has caused an annoying issue for those who took part.

Over the Christmas period, Fortnite players were treated with a host of events, tasks, and rewards to keep them coming back to the game over the holidays, with Star Wars-themed cosmetics available to those who took on the Winterfest challenges, and lightsabers from the legendary movie franchise scattered across the island for players to wield as if they were Jedi themselves.

On January 7, Epic Games released a hotfix that signaled the end of these events, however, once it went live, Fortnite fans were greeted with a strange bug that has left those who completed challenges wondering if they have wasted their time.

Epic GamesLightsabers were added to the game as a tie-in with the release of Rise of the Skywalkers.

While the idea of swinging a lightsaber around in Fortnite sounds like a great idea, many players had grown quickly frustrated with the weapons. Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and many on social media called on the game’s developers to take them out, calling them “broken” and “bugged.”

Finally, on January 7, Epic Games pulled them out of the game, meaning players won’t have to worry about hearing the ominous drone of the weapon again.

While the removal of the lightsabers means that players will no longer face teleporting foes due to bugs, it seems that the end of the event has triggered another annoying bug to rear its head. In a post uploaded to Reddit shortly after the hotfix went live, fans of the game started complaining that the Star Wars challenges they had completed were missing from the game entirely.

These challenges allowed players to earn special cosmetics from the movie franchise, but it appears that even though many have completed them, they are no longer available to view on the challenges screen, prompting many to wonder if their progress has been lost for good.

After the Star wars event collab ended, all my achievements that were obtained during the event disappeared. from r/FortNiteBR

Anyone who earned cosmetics during the event doesn’t have to worry about them disappearing, as they remain in inventories and available for use. However, for those achievement hunters who love ticking off challenges, it’s frustrating to see all that hard work disappear, especially if you had earned 100% completion in the Star Wars event.

Epic Games have thankfully addressed the bug, confirming that they’re aware of it and are working on a fix.

It’s possible we may see it released as another hotfix, or they could wait to include it in the game’s next major patch. There is currently no official date for the release of the update, or for a fix for the challenge glitch.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.