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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.

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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.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.