One of Fortnite’s longest-running glitches is finally being fixed in patch v7.20

Alan Bernal

Fortnite players will be thrilled to hear that a fix has been announced that will hopefully relieve players of a burgeoning problem that’s been in the game for a long time.

Epic Games are usually steadfast to fixing bugs infesting various parts of Fortnite, which is why fans were particularly exuberant to find out that a problem as old as the game itself will finally get the attention it deserves.

In a screenshot uploaded by Reddit user Daguhh, an Epic Games employee confirmed that ghost shots will be improved upon in the upcoming v7.20 for the battle royale.

Ghost shots are a notorious occurrence in fast-pace scenarios after switching from edit functions to firing a gun, only for the bullet to apparently land nowhere. Leaving the player to guess as to what happened.

The phenomenon has caused a lot of grief for casual players and pros alike, particularly the latter who see blazing fast movements and decisions being employed just to be let down once a shot is taken.

The bug isn’t unique to a new update or recent event either; ghost shots have been routinely seen in the games transcending multiple patch iterations of the game.

Although no timetable for v7.20 was given, fans rejoiced at the news and were even more excited for the implications that the fix would have for the competitive side of Fortnite.

This also follows more welcome news from Epic about a major improvement being made to walls that are built on uneven ground and water

The game’s v7.20 update is shaping up to be cause for massive relief among fans with other crucial fixes reportedly on the way.

About The Author

Alan is a former staff writer for Dexerto based in Southern California who covered esports, internet culture, and the broader games/streaming industry. He is a CSUF Alum with a B.A. in Journalism. He's reported on sports medicine, emerging technology, and local community issues. Got a tip or want to talk?