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Major Fortnite FPS problems revealed and how to avoid them

Published: 5/Jul/2020 15:57

by Daniel Cleary


An unusual Fortnite bug has been found with bushes that are scattered around the map, causing players to endure massive FPS (frames per second) drops when hiding their character inside of them.

The map in Fortnite is constantly evolving, with major changes introduced to the island at the start of almost every season in the popular battle royale.

While much has changed since the game’s launch, there are some points-of-interest and map features that have surprisingly stuck around over the years.

Bush consumable in fortnite
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Fortnite bushes were a Legendary consumable item before being vaulted in Chapter 2.

One of those features is the bushes that can be found across the map, allowing players to take cover inside and potentially outplay their opponents using this neat hiding spot.

Bushes were first included as part of the environment, however, they were also made to be a legendary consumable item in Chapter 1 and could be equipped to provide cover on the fly.

The consumable version of the feature was vaulted after they were made useless with the recent addition of bigger bushes, in Chapter 2, which now seem to be causing players to suffer some unusual framerate bugs in-game.

Fortnite player u/justukasz posted a short clip of the issues on Reddit, revealing that they would lose over a third of their framerate when hiding in or even facing these Chapter 2 map features.

Posting it here because i don’t think casuals will care about this. Basically you get some massive fps drops when being or looking at a bush, so if you’re struggling with fps make sure to stay away from bushes 🙂 from FortniteCompetitive


“Basically you get some massive fps drops when being or looking at a bush, so if you’re struggling with fps make sure to stay away from bushes,” the Fortnite fan explained, warning others to avoid them if possible.

How to avoid FPS drops

The post received a lot of support from other players, who had also been affected by these issues, and one user claimed that these “massive FPS drops” would be particularly noticeable for those with a GPU-bound PC.

This is not the first bug that to have a significant effect on the frame rate in Fortnite, as it was also revealed that some of the Season 3 skins, such as the ‘Blaze’ Renegade Raider set, were also causing players’ FPS to plummet.

So, you’ll want to avoid bushes at all costs, and stay away from the Renegade Raider set to keep your FPS smooth.

As of now, Epic Games have not yet responded to any of the recent issues, although it is likely they will look to address some of the bugs in later updates.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

Fortnite leaked bundles
Epic Games
Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.