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.


When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
Epic Games
Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.


After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.