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When will the frustrating Fortnite pickaxe weak spot bug be fixed?

Published: 11/Feb/2020 1:42

by Brad Norton


The Fortnite community has grown frustrated over a pickaxe bug that slows down the process of gathering materials. Epic Games is well aware of the issue, but just when will it be fixed?

Since the transition to a new physics engine through Fortnite’s 11.50 update, players have been unable to gather building materials as efficiently as before. 

A number of game-breaking issues have risen to the surface since the transition, even fundamental aspects of Fortnite’s core gameplay loop have been impacted and as a result, could cost even the most experienced veterans their next win.

Epic Games
Gathering resources have become a more arduous process due to the bug.

What is the issue?

The outcome of a Fortnite match can be determined purely by the number of building materials a player has at their disposal during a late-game fight. Therefore, stacking resources is a pivotal aspect of gameplay in Epic’s battle royale.

Targetting weak points on various surfaces while using the pickaxe is supposed to provide a faster means of acquiring resources. However, since the update, weak points have not been working as intended. 

Rather than dealing an increased amount of damage to the surface and breaking it at essentially twice the speed of an ordinary swing, a new bug makes the weak points all but useless.

Weak points while harvesting are not registering correctly. from r/FortNiteBR

When will it be fixed?

While the issue has been prevalent across seemingly all platforms since the update on February 5, the complication appears too big to resolve with a quick hotfix. 

Instead, Epic Games indicated that the frustrating bug will be removed from the game in the next Fortnite patch.

“We’re aware that Weak Point hits while harvesting aren’t always registering,” a February 8 statement outlined. “This will be resolved in our next release.”

While no clear date has been provided as to when the next patch may be released, it could be likely the issue is wiped out with the Season 2 update on February 20.

Not the only issue that has been frustrating the Fortnite community of late, the transition to a brand new physics engine has come with a number of unintended complications.

From players being able to phase through walls to motorboats sinking under the map, there’s certainly a great deal for Epic to resolve in the next major patch.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
Could Neo or Trinity from The Matrix be coming to Fortnite?

What new skins are coming in Fortnite Season 5?

In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.