Lag and Server Issues Once Again Plague Fortnite 'Summer Skirmish' Tournament - Dexerto

Lag and Server Issues Once Again Plague Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ Tournament

Published: 18/Aug/2018 0:34 Updated: 18/Aug/2018 2:08

by Albert Petrosyan


It appears that lag and server issues have once again surfaced as a major issue for Epic Games’ custom and private matchmaking in Fortnite

The Day One tournament of the Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ $500K Week 6 competition was ended prematurely due to players getting kicked off of the private servers.

The Week 6 tournament mostly went as smoothly as possible; the European region played their five matches early on August 17, with the North American region following suit later in the day.

However, midway through the fifth and final match of the NA half, players began experiencing heavy lag, with some even getting expelled from the server.

Epic Games decided to end the match there and restart it, with all of the statistics and points accumulated during that match getting reset.

Unfortunately, the same issues began flaring up in the second go-around, this time even deeper into the match and closer to its again.

This prompted Epic into stopping the match once again, and it was initially announced that it would be played for a third time.

However, after a brief break, the announcers said that the match would not be replayed, and any points accumulated by the teams would count towards the official standings.

The remaining three teams that were still alive in Match 5 at the time were later credited with a Victory Royale

These server issues have been the first hint of any problems with the Summer Skirmish since Week 1, when heavy lag caused Epic to end the tournament with several matches to spare.

With Day Two of this week’s event schedule for August 18, Epic faces a very short turnaround time to get their issues fixed and resolved.

We will keep you updated should Epic announce and new or additional information about the situation and any potential changes for Day Two.


Vaulted & unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 10:05

by Jacob Hale


A number of weapons and items have been either vaulted or unvaulted in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5, including some fan favorites and old classics. 

Fortnite Season 5 officially dropped on Wednesday, December 2, bringing a number of major changes with it. As specified in the new update’s patch notes, the game is going to look pretty different going forward.

Some big map changes hint toward a slow revert back to the old map, with the likes of Flush Factory and Dusty Depot starting to come back, which is more than enough reason to get excited.

And, although new weapons such as the Dragon Shotgun have arrived, one thing all players will be looking for is the old items that have returned from the vault, and those which have been placed back in it.

Fortnite Season 5 zero point battle pass
Epic Games
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 is named Zero Point — and brings some fun changes to the game.

Vaulted weapons

Vaulted weapons are those that have been stashed away, unplayable in the game, that might one day return to the game.

Here’s what we know has been vaulted:

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar assault rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Unvaulted weapons

Of course, with some weapons leaving the game, some are making their grand return. Here’s what:

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

So, that’s everything that’s been vaulted or unvaulted according to the patch notes for Fortnite Season 5, and there’s definitely some there that we’re going to miss, such as the Scar assault rifles and Pump shotguns, but the Tactical Shotgun and P90 making a return could make up for that and keep the weapons feeling fresh and fun.

With a number of big streamers starting to switch back to Fortnite, it looks like Season 5 could be one of the biggest yet — so have fun destroying those new and returning players!