Popular Fortnite skins disabled after frame rate bug crashes game

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Epic Games have disabled a slew of popular Fortnite skins after a massive frame rate issue was found that crashed the game for some players.

The company announced the decision on January 15 after players reported the same kind of lag that would happen when skins like Meowscles and Brutus would interact with Spider-Man’s Web Shooters.

For people playing on older consoles, this would make their platform go into overdrive in trying to keep up the frame issues. Epic are currently investigating the cause of the issue to include a fix in time for the next Fortnite patch.

Disabled Fortnite skins

Epic disabled a total of five skins from the game, all of which were released during the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Battle Pass.

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The Brutus, TNTina, Meowscles, Skye, and Midas cosmetics were all turned off in the battle royale, but the developers plan to bring them back soon.

It’s unclear what caused the issues to arise but the problem was readily noticeable for any player that came across it.

“You can literally crash anyone’s game just using [the] Midas skin with gold reactive pulling out Spiderman over and over,” one person explained. “And it works for everyone in the game.”