High Profile Players Give Feedback After Disappointing Fortnite Summer Skirmish Week 1 - NickEh30, Daequan and More - Dexerto

High Profile Players Give Feedback After Disappointing Fortnite Summer Skirmish Week 1 – NickEh30, Daequan and More

Published: 15/Jul/2018 16:29 Updated: 11/Oct/2020 17:27

by Calum Patterson


After an anti-climactic start to the Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ series, a number of high profile participants have taken to social media to advise how it can be improved in future iterations.

The first week, which boasted a massive $250,000 in prize money with another $7,750,000 still to be handed out over eight weeks, was plagued by lag, as well as a difficult to spectate format.


With fifty duo teams to keep an eye on, the observers were constantly swapping through points of view, and coupled with the lag which players experienced, there was little redeeming about the tournament.

It did attract hundreds of thousands of viewers across the official streams and participants own channels. So, Epic Games will be keen to get it right in future weeks to avoid Fortnite esports getting off to any worse of a start, especially with so many eyes on it.


One of the main complaints which has arisen is that there is too much emphasis on winning games rather than racking up eliminations, meaning players will be tactically more patient rather than aggressive.

Top YouTube streamer ‘NickEh30’ went into great detail to explain how the tournament setting and structure could be improved.

TSM Player Daequan also agreed that more emphasis needs to be placed on elimination rather than simply victory royale’s.


He suggests a point system, somewhat similar to the point system used in other competitive Battle Royale events, but  angled to encourage eliminations.

In terms of lag, this will be something Epic should be on top of themselves as they work out the kinks with their custom server technology.

But 100 Thieves player Parallax was disappointed to see of ‘disrespect’ levelled at both Epic and the participants.


Daequan’s TSM teammate though, HighDistortion, had a rather more novel idea about how Epic could spice up the tournament next time around – using the new ATK vehicles.


Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.


Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

Epic Games
Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 


Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.