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TmarTn has a Simple Solution for Fortnite Players Keyboarding on Consoles

Published: 21/Jul/2018 18:46 Updated: 11/Oct/2020 17:24

by Vincent Genova

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The Fortnite Summer Skirmish has come under fire after allegations of cheating surfaced against the winner of the July 20 event.

Some of the allegations involved console players using a keyboard and mouse to gain an advantage and it has sparked a debate within the Fortnite community. Keyboarding on console has been a potential issue in competitions across all games, but YouTuber Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin has a solution for the issue in Fortnite.

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He tweeted his simple problem solver in response to Epic’s quote about not restricting input devices to promote accessibility.

TmarTn would like to see those using a keyboard on console to match with PC lobbies in Fortnite.

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The solution may not seem simple to Epic Games, who would have to detect what input a player is using every time they queue into matchmaking. There is also the issue of third party adapters which can mask a user’s input device.

Keyboarding on console provides an advantage in shooting due to the increased accuracy of a mouse, however it is an even bigger advantage to have a keyboard in a command heavy game like Fortnite.

While the community argues over what to do with console players looking to gain an advantage, it is worth noting that Epic Games has cleared the winner of the Summer Skirmish of all wrongdoing.

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No evidence has been found to suggest keyboarding is a problem in official Fortnite competitions but it could still be an issue in public lobbies for non-pro players.

Do you agree with TmarTn’s solution of having console keyboard users match into PC lobbies?

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.