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Here’s why replay mode in Fortnite isn’t working [Updated]

Published: 30/Jan/2019 16:27 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 17:32

by Calum Patterson

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Update, 12:15 PM EST, January 31: Replay functionality has now been fully restored, as Epic Games have completed the necessary maintenance.



If you’ve noticed some of your games not showing up in the replay catalogue in Fortnite Battle Royale, don’t panic, as Epic Games deliberately disabled the feature.

The replay functionality was one of the most requested features when the battle royale mode first rose to popularity, but it can put serious strain on both your hardware and the Fortnite servers.

As such, it requires constant maintenance, and Epic Games selected January 30 as the day to perform some of the necessary upkeep.

Although they haven’t gone into specifics about the issue which was occurring, they explained that there was a problem with the feature which needed some attention.

Some players noticed that Marshmello’s music – which will be played at the Festivus event on February 2 – was audible while in replay mode, so this could be why Epic are being secretive about the issue.

While they investigated, the ability to view replays was been turned off – but it’s not all bad news.

If you do manage to have a remarkable game you want to watch back later, Epic has confirmed that any matches played during the downtime will be saved and watchable now that everything is back up and running.

Of course, you can also always use your devices’ own capturing equipment, if you are playing on PS4, Xbox One or PC, you will be able to record your gameplay with the inbuilt technology – although it’s not as powerful as the full functionality of replay mode of course.

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Fortnite Houseparty: How to use new video chat feature & get free Wrap

Published: 18/Nov/2020 18:36 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 18:47

by Tanner Pierce

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With Fortnite’s brand new update, Epic Games has added integration with Houseparty, which allows players to video chat while playing the hit battle royale game. You’ll even be able to unlock a special wrap for your weapons.

Fortnite Season 4 is almost on its way out, with it set to end at the tailend of November. Despite this, Epic Games still has a few cards up their sleeves for players before Chapter 5 starts. One of these new features is the implementation of Houseparty, a service that allows players to communicate with each other.

Added in the v14.60 update, the new Houseparty feature will be available for Fortnite players to start using on November 18, according to Epic Games’ blog post. But how does it work and how can players set it up? Here’s everything you need to know about the brand new feature in the popular battle royale game so that you can be ready when it goes live in-game.

What is Fortnite x Houseparty?

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Players will soon be able to use the Houseparty video app within Fortnite.

According to the company themselves, Houseparty is a social media app that allows eight people to video chat at one time. Think of something like Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts, but only for eight people. Players can add friends and invite them into private video chats.

For the Fortnite implementation, players will need Houseparty installed on their iOS or Android device in order to properly frame the camera on your face. That being said, the chat will appear on the side of your Fortnite game while you’re playing.

Unfortunately, the Houseparty implementation will only be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC for the time being, so if you’re on Xbox or Switch, you’re out of luck for now.

Fortnite x Houseparty in-game reward

Players who link their Houseparty account with their Epic account will be rewarded with a free in-game Rainbow Fog wrap, which can be used on any weapon in Fortnite. The wrap itself is pretty cool to look at and seems to be at least partially inspired by Houseparty’s hot pink and yellow color combination.

Because the app is only available on PlayStation devices and PC, players on other systems have another way to get their hands on the Rainbow Fog wrap.

According to Epic, from November 20 and November 26, players who play five Fortnite matches with friends will receive the wrap by December 4, 2020. It’s unclear if this method is available for PC and PlayStation players as well.

Fortnite x Houseparty account link instructions

Linking your two accounts is a bit of a pain. Between downloading apps and signing up for services you more than likely don’t have accounts for, it’s hassle in order to use this new service. That being said, it may be worth it to those who want a new way to chat with their friends or if you simply want the new weapon wrap.

  1. Download Houseparty on your iOS or Android device and create an account.
  2. In the app, link your Epic Games account with your Houseparty account using the in-app prompts.
  3. You’re two accounts should then be linked and video calls will show up on screen the next time you start up Fortnite on your PC or PlayStation device.

All in all, it seems like a great feature for those who want a new way to chat with their friends. Here’s hoping that Epic implements more services like this in the future.