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Epic Games requests community help with Fortnite audio bugs

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Audio glitches and bugs have been a sore spot for Fortnite since the beginning of its reign. Fortnite audio simply doesn’t hold up to the standard of AAA development and Epic wants to change that with your help.

If you are an avid, long-time player of Fortnite, you know that audio has never been Fortnite’s strong suit. In fact, it’s an industry wide issues when it comes to Battle Royale games.

Fortnite’s multi-layered gameplay with build fights leads to the need for near perfect directional audio cues. And to say that the current audio is “imperfect” is a serious understatement to say the least.

Epic Games is on the case and seek to eliminate this long term issues with your help.

Epic asks for community help with audio bugs

Audio bugs can be extremely difficult to track down for developers due to their very specific recreation parameters. You need the player at this spot, at this time, with this weapon, and on this material.

Recreating the bugs and glitches like hearing enemies above you when they are below is hard in the dev studio. This is why Epic is taking a new approach and seeking help from the community.

We need your help with audio bugs! from r/FortNiteBR

The recently released replay files of the Fortnite World Cup qualifier for Week 1 provide a massive amount of player data. So much in fact that Epic would never be able to comb through all of it…but the community can.

Players will need to review and submit data/clips from these games before the v8.40 patch later this week.

The game are excellent material to watch nonetheless and provide insights on how to play Fortnite at a high level. In addition to this, you can help fix Fortnite’s audio issues. That’s a win-win…win.

Audio Issues? Give me an example.

Well, the common audio bugs in Fortnite revolve around directional audio. Many times, the game doesn’t correctly send audio and you might hear players below/above you when they are not.

A really good example of audio bugs came from the game’s Solos Arena mode.

New Strat: you can destroy 2 layers of brick without your enemy being able to hear it! from r/FortniteCompetitive

Player ‘supRAS99’ is comfortably sitting within some build, editing walls to survey fights when something unfortunate happens. The player had 2 layers of brick platform built above him, but a player destroys both without making a sound.

If you listen back to the audio, as the player stares forward through his brick, there’s no sound file played for the destruction of two layers of brick. It is possible that this due to the ‘max’ files played in a certain area.

Whatever the problem is, the result is unacceptable. The player ends up dying and losing a match in Arena at 317 points due to this. The other play probably thought “Why isn’t this guy reacting…hmph bad player I guess.”

These audio bugs need to be fixed fast as the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers have already begun. These bugs are nothing new either, they’ve been around since the beginning of Fortnite Battle Royale.

Perhaps, as a community, we can feed Epic enough data to get these problems out of the game, once and for all.

Challenges

All love potion locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenges

Here are all locations of Grimbles’ love potion from Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, or Stealthy Stronghold for the Fortnite Season 5 challenges.

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Fortnite Fishstick Shot at love

One Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenge requires players to collect Grimbles’ love potion from Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, or Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s where you need to go.

This week’s Fortnite challenges are a lot more difficult than ones we’ve seen in the recent past. We have to search several specific locations to help Fishstick find love and, more importantly, earn some XP.

Here are all of the Grimbles love potion locations in Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, and Stealthy Stronghold. You only need to find one, so this guide should help.

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Grimble’s love potion locations

You can find one love potion in each Coral Cove, Stealthy Stronghold, and Fort Crumpet.

The first, in Fort Crumpet, can be found on the bottom floor of the fort in a roped-off room. The Coral Cove potion is located behind the main building of the unnamed POI.

In Stealthy Stronghold, the potion is located in the middle of the POI, next to a chest in one of the ruins. Here’s a map that should help you out.

Deliver the love potion to Slurpy Swamp or Shanty Town

Once you find the love potion, you need to deliver it to Slurpy Swamp or Shanty Town. The easiest place to visit is Slurpy Swamp.

Here, you’ll find the location in that boxed-room that houses slurp barrels and a Teddy bear sitting on a chair. Frequent visitors of Slurpy Swamp should know the location all too well. All you need to do is interact with the love potion and receive your XP.

This is a difficult week of challenges for Fortnite players, but the XP is well worth the grind. You can take a look at the rest of the Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenges here.

Image Credit: Epic Games, HarryNinetyFour

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Ninja goes off on the Fortnite community after getting stream sniped

Ninja returned to Fortnite to find the same old stream snipers. As expected, he gave them a piece of his mind.

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Ninja sounded off on stream snipers in the Fortnite community during one of his recent streams.

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is one of the primary streamers who helped Fortnite rise to the height of popularity we see it today. He’s stepped away from the game of late but often comes back to play a few rounds between his Valorant streams.

Although Ninja doesn’t take Fortnite as seriously as he once did, he still faces a large number of stream snipers who want to eliminate him for clout. Ninja has always been outspoken about stream snipers but went all-in during one of his recent Fortnite streams.

“The community – these little f***ing kids – It’s so dumb. It really is,” Ninja vented. “And the thing is, these little clout chasing losers have no idea, man. All they’re doing is harming the game. Because I’m not gonna play it. I’m not gonna stream it.”

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“Good for you, man. Get your f***ing clip, send it to your buddies,” Ninja continued. “‘We killed Ninja!’ I haven’t played the game in – ever. I don’t play it anymore. I come back and I still almost kill all of you idiots.”

Ninja went on to say that it must be far worse for players like Bugha, who won the Fortnite World Cup. If stream sniping is bad for someone like Ninja, then it must be far worse for an actual top competitive Fortnite player.

Ninja has done a lot of good for the Fortnite community, helping it become one of the biggest games of all time. Stream snipers may be a part of the reason he doesn’t play as much as he once did.

We don’t think Ninja will completely stop playing Fortnite, but the constant stream sniping is clearly getting to him. Hopefully, this doesn’t dissuade Ninja from continuing to experience the fun side of Fortnite.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 10 Challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 5 Week 10 challenges are here. Take a look at all of the weekly quests and how to complete them.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 10 is here, which means even more ways to cruise through the Battle Pass. Here are all of the challenges and how to complete them.

We still have more than a month left in Fortnite Season 5, with the end date set for March 15. Until then, players will be grinding through the Battle Pass and into the enlightened skins for the season.

This week, players will be able to take it easy, without too many difficult or specific challenges. We will have to pickaxe enemies and fight the pesky IO Guards, but this week’s challenges are easier than they have been in the recent past.

Let’s get into what we need to do.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 10 Challenges

  • Use food consumables (3)
  • Eliminations with Common Weapons (1)
  • Go for a swim at Lazy Lake (1)
  • Dance near Pleasant Park (1)
  • Deal Melee Damage (300)
  • Upgrade weapons (3)
  • Eliminate IO Guards (5)

The Epic challenges for the week are as straightforward as they come. Dancing near Pleasant Park, for instance, is a simple as it sounds. You can land at the location, get some loot, run about 20 meters away, and emote.

If you want to upgrade weapons quickly, we suggest visiting Brutus in Dirty Docks, grabbing what you can, and bringing it to him for an upgrade. With a Common weapon, you may even be able to get all three in one game.

The Legendary challenges for the week require players to destroy sofas, beds, or chairs. You’ll need to do this 100 times to unlock all of the rewards, which is pretty easy over the course of a week.

You’ll have until February 11 to complete this challenge, but will be able to finish the Epic quests after that deadline. Stay tuned for more Fortnite challenge guides, as we’ll keep you posted when next week’s challenges are available.

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