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Epic Games releases update discussing performance, bugs, and competitive communication

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Epic Games has been seeking to be more open with their communication as they have gone through some bumpy months with Season 8. They’ve released a new blog post explaining some incoming changes.

Fortnite isn’t a perfect game and Epic Games knows this. In order to better convey their ideas and opinions, Epic wants to have better lines of communication with all parts of the community.

The v9.01 showed a glimpse of this new era of open communication and Epic is continuing the trend with a new update blog post. The blog includes information about current bugs, the Fortnite World Cup, performance, and more.

The post begins with an quick introduction before jumping into the details. We’ve posted the entirety of the post below:

PERFORMANCE AND COMPETITIVE COMMUNICATION UPDATE

‘5.17.2019

By The Fortnite Team

Hey folks! 

This week we’re openly discussing critical bugs found over the weekend, new features, and our upcoming competitive-focused AMA.’

WEEKEND ISSUES

‘Last week, we discovered a critical issue where players could become stuck in a vehicle and unable to exit. We made the choice to remove the root of the issue by disabling all vehicles, rather than electing to play through the Finals even with the bug. We felt that it was more fair to remove all vehicles to ensure players weren’t penalized for something outside of their control during the Finals.

Due to a critical issue with players getting stuck inside vehicles, we will be disabling all vehicles in Arena and Fortnite World Cup Online Opens through this weekend.  We plan on re-enabling vehicles in the Tournament and Arena playlists next week after our fix is implemented in the v9.10 update. 

We also discovered several audio issues where, in certain situations, gun-fire was ducking building sounds, and player landing sound could be silenced if players landed at a certain velocity. Thanks to a bug report and replay files provided by CouRage, these audio bugs were triaged and will also be fixed in the upcoming 9.10 release alongside other audio improvements. 

For insight into our current tracking of top community issues, head on over to our public Trello board here.’

DISCONNECTING DUOS UPDATE

‘In last week’s communication blog, we spoke to the disconnecting duo issue experienced by a small number of duo teams in the Fortnite World Cup Online Open. For this weekend, we’ve changed the game logic of how disconnecting duos work. 

In Week 6, players who have their duo disconnect while loading into the pre-match island will be able to leave the match without penalty prior to the Battle Bus launching. Once the Bus launches, the team will have the match count to decide if the solo remaining player decides to stay. 

For future duo tournament weekends, we are working to add in game messaging to make this decision crystal clear. We hope to have this implemented in a future update by the next duos weekend.’

UPCOMING BALANCE ADJUSTMENTS

‘It’s important that we do better moving forward when explaining intent for various changes within Battle Royale. Starting with the v9.01 patch notes, we are working to give extra context when we make significant game changes.

This week, we made changes to the Drum Gun, Baller, Compact SMG, and Slipstreams. Hop into the patch notes for some insight into these adjustments.’

HOLD TO SWAP

‘We initially added this feature to help improve early game looting, making it easier to get weapons & items in the slots that you wanted. We’ve fixed some bugs and iterated on this feature since its release, but recognize that some players may not want it enabled at all.

With an upcoming release, we’ll be making “Hold to Swap” a settings option, giving you the choice.’

PERFORMANCE

‘This past Season 9 launch revealed several performance regressions on Console, Switch and Mobile. Since then, we’ve been conducting internal investigations in order to determine root causes and iterative changes we can make in each next release.

In the v9.01 release on Wednesday we included a few initial fixes such as improving level streaming for all platforms. Level streaming accelerates in-game level loading and results in blurry geometry being displayed less.

Through our work in progress for our next update (v9.10) and beyond, we are continuing performance efforts to improve level streaming on all platforms.’

AMA

‘In addition to our weekly communications, we will be holding an AMA in the next few weeks on the Fortnite Competitive subreddit. This AMA will be specifically focused around questions regarding competitive Fortnite. We will share the time and date as we finalize the details.’

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ends, Season 2 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ends and Season 2 starts. The season is off to a wild start, and it’s only going to get crazier.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 just started, and it’s going to be a long one. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ends and Season 2 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 2 ended with The Island flipping over revealing an entirely new map. This marked the start of Fortnite Chapter 3 which also took players back to Season 1.

With a new Chapter, there is plenty for players to discover. On top of a new map there are new weapons, mechanics, and more. This also means that Chapter 3 Season 1 is going to be a long one.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 End?

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Fortnite Season 1 will end on March 22, 2022. This means the first season of the new chapter will last for more than 100 days.

There is a chance that Chapter 3 Season 1 could end on March 19 as an in-game timer indicates this as the season’s end date. Regardless, this season is going to be a long one.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 2 to start on March 23.

That being said, there’s always a chance that Season 2 gets delayed. A series of delays happened at the start of Chapter 2 which caused Season 1 to stretch far beyond its original end date.

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Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Live Event?

As of now, we don’t know. We likely won’t have this information until the final weeks of Season 1.

However, we will keep this article updated as more information is provided.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 1. This is the first season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 1”, it’s technically Season 19.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 2 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3 and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Best Controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1

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If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, then you need to make sure you have the best controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1.

To be on top of your game, you need the best Fortnite settings. The default settings Fortnite starts players with won’t cut it. In order to maximize performance, you need to optimize every setting.

Approaching Fortnite’s settings menu alone can be daunting. There’s plenty of options to choose from which can get confusing. But we are here to show you the best Controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3.

Best Fortnite Controller Settings

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Fortnite Game Settings Tab

The “Game” Settings tab is the second tab in the settings menu. It is indicated by a cogwheel.

Movement

  • Toggle Sprint – Off
  • Sprint By Default – On
  • Sprint Cancels Reloading – Off
  • Auto Open Doors – Off

Combat

  • Hold to Swap Pickup – Off
  • Toggle Targeting – Off
  • Mark Dnager when Targeting – On
  • Auto Pick Up Weapons – Off
  • Preffered Item Slots – Personal Preference
  • Auto Sort Consumables to RIght – Off

Building

  • Reset Building Choice – Off
  • Disable Pre-Edit Option – Off
  • Turbo Buidling – On
  • Confirm Edit on Release – On

Tutorial

  • Contectual Tips – On

Extra Game Options

Tap to Search/Interact – On

Fortnite Controller Options Tab

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You don’t need to worry about the two tabs in-between “Game” and “Controller Options”. The controller settings are indicated by a controller icon.

Input

  • Controller Auto-Run – On
  • Buil Immediately (Builder Pro) – On
  • Edit Hold Time – 0.100 Sec
  • Vibration – Off

Sensitivity

  • Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplier – 1.6x
  • Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier – 1.7x
  • Use Advanced Options – On

Advanced Look Sensitivity

  • Look Horizontal Speed – 50%
  • Look Vertical Speed – 60%
  • Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%
  • Turning Vertical Boost – 0%
  • Boost Ramp Time – 0%
  • Instant Boost When Building – On

Advanced ADS Sensitivity

  • ADS Look Horizontal Speed – 17%
  • Look Vertical Speed – 17%
  • ADS Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%
  • Turning Vertical Boost – 0%
  • ADS Turning Boost Ramp Time – 0%

Advanced Sensitivity

  • Look Dampening Time – 0.20 Seconds
  • Look Input Curve – Exponential
  • Aim Assist Strength – 100%

Controller Deadzone

  • Left Stick – 6%
  • Right Stick 6%

Adaptive Trigger (PS5 Only)

  • Enable Adaptive Trigger – Off
  • Use Effect For Press – Off

Button Layout Tab

The Button Layout Tab is the last tab you will need to fiddle with, and there isn’t much to it. Set your controller configuration to Builder Pro. You won’t need to change any of the buttons unless you personally prefer otherwise.

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And that’s everything you need to change to have the best Fortnite controller settings. They will take some getting used to at first, but the increased sensitivity will definitely improve your reaction time.

For more Fortnite, check out how to use the Visualize Sound Effects setting, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite x Naruto Skin: release date, price, and new Mythic Weapon

Naruto is coming to Fortnite soon in the form of a skin and a boss NPC. Check out when the collab is taking place, and what it includes.

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Fans have been begging Fortnite for a Naruto skin collab for the past several months. Thanks to dataminers, we know when Naruto will be coming to Fortnite.

Naruto is one of the most popular anime in existence. Regardless of whether you are a fan of anime, you likely know or have heard of Naruto Uzumaki. And it seems that the Seventh Hokage may be coming to Fortnite.

It only makes sense that one of the most-popular anime would crossover with one of the most popular video games. And it’s a crossover that Fortnite fans have been begging for. But when is the crossover going to take place?

Ever since it was revealed through court documents that Fortnite had been planning a Naruto collab, players have been anticipating his release. Now, it seems that Fortnite is going to release the long-awaited Naruto skins in less than a month.

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Naruto X Fortnite Release Date confirmed

Epic Games has officially announced the Fortnite x Naruto crossover. In a tweet from the official Fortnite Twitter, an image states that Naruto will be coming to The Island on November 16, 2021.

Naruto Skin price list

The Naruto skins have officially been added to Fortnite, and here is how much players will have to spend to buy each one.

  • Naruto Uzumaki – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Sasuke Uchiha – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Sakura Haruno – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Kakashi Hatake – 1,500 V-Bucks

However, you can also purchase bundles to get each skin at a discount:

  • Naruto & Kakashi Bundle – 2,100 V-Bucks
  • Sasuke & Sakura Bundle – 2,200 V-Bucks
  • Shinobi Gear Bundle – 1,500 V-Bucks

There are also pickaxes, gliders, and emotes up for grabs:

  • Kurama Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
  • Summoning Justsu – 300 V-Bucks
  • Ramen Break – 300 V-Bucks
  • Kunai Pickaxe – 500 V-Bucks
  • Hidan Scythe – 800 V-Bucks
  • Black Ops Sword – 500 V-Bucks

Naruto Cosmetics revealed via promos

While Epic Games hasn’t posted the skins, we now know which Naruto characters are coming to Fortnite and what they look like. Promo images have been leaked showing all four characters in the collab.

These characters include Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, and Sakura. Each character also comes with a Back Bling, and there will likely be more purchasable cosmetics in the collab.

Leaker details new Mythic Shuriken and Creative Hub

HYPEX is one of the most popular Fortnite Dataminers, and this is because they are a very credible source of information. Hopefully, that remains true, as HYPEX has tweeted that Naruto will be added on November 16th.

He also claims that Naruto will come with a Hidden Leaf Village Creative Hub. The skins and hub are planned to release on November 16th at 2 PM UTC/ 9 AM ET. We have also seen various Naruto assets leaked by HYPEX.

These assets include a Mythic explosive shuriken, a Naruto boss NPC, and a ramen bowl identical to the one in the show. As well, HYPEX has found two encrypted skins in the files that are believed to be a part of the collab named “HeadbandK” and “HeadbandS”.

As of right now, that’s all we know about the Naruto x Fortnite collab. If what HYPEX says is true, the Naruto skin will be in Fortnite very soon. And when that happens, we will update this story with the price, release date, and Mythic Weapon info.

For more Fortnite, check out how to refund cosmetic items for V-Bucks, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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