Fortnite controller players have been complaining about a frustrating inventory bug for well over a year. Finally, after months of silence, Epic have acknowledged the issue.
Fortnite is one of the first and only games to bring cross-platform to competitive play. Controller players on all platforms compete in the same bracket as PC players on mouse and keyboard.
You can mention the advantages and disadvantages of each input, but there are a few things that fall outside of the typical “balance” conversation. One of these things is a bug that has been affecting controller players for well over a year.
Epic respond to longstanding Fortnite controller bug
This controller inventory bug has been in the game since NICKMERCS was still streaming Fortnite every day.
For the entirety of Fortnite’s lifespan, controller players would open their inventory to find their cursor on their first slot. From there, there was consistency regarding where you wanted to move your weapons and items or drop materials for a teammate.
A bug surfaced over a year ago, causing controller players to have their equipped item be the first thing selected when opening their inventory. What’s worse is that sometimes, multiple items would be selected and it would freeze the screen, forcing you to back out and re-enter the inventory.
Naturally, this led to a lot of frustration within the community. Several Reddit threads popped up showcasing and complaining about the bug, but Epic never seemed to take notice.
This was the case until Redditor gh0stly2 tagged the Epic development team in the comments of one of these posts.”We know you guys see this stuff,” he wrote, “and it’s really unacceptable that this has been in the game for a whole year. Get rid of it.”
To his surprise, the team responded, saying, “Thanks for the tag and bringing to our attention. Eyes on it now,” and confirming that they’re tracking the issue.
At the time of writing, the issue still isn’t posted on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board, but the Reddit post is only a day old. We expect to see the problem addressed in a future patch, as Epic still need to do some investigating.
This change might be coming a bit late, but it’s good to know that Epic are finally looking into the problem and will be working on a fix. For now, that’s all we can ask.
Hasbro announces new line of Fortnite toys
Epic Games have partnered with Hasbro to once again bring Fortnite characters to the real world in the form of toys.
Hasbro and Epic Games are working together again to create a new line of Victory Royale toys for Fortnite fans.
Fortnite has transcended gaming for a while. At this point, everyone has heard of Fortnite – even non-gamers. It’s a cultural icon at this point and has been immortalized by Hasbro toys before.
Now, Epic and Hasbro are teaming up again to bring modern Fortnite cosmetics to the figurine world. They released The Foundation toy for Season 6, with an announced release of other toys soon to come.
New Fortnite X Hasbro toys
Along with The Foundation are Meowscles, a shark, Lynx, Rippley, and many other characters from Chapter 2. The Loot Shark is even complete with a belly full of goodies, just as they were in-game.
We don’t have a word on when these toys will hit shelves, but preorders for The Foundation toy are now available for $39.99. You can grab yours on the Hasbro Pulse website.
We’ll keep you posted when the rest of the toys officially hit the shelves. They’ll make a great addition to your collection, desk, or gaming setup.
Image Credit: Hasbro, Epic Games
Epic Games reply to complaints of Fortnite storm visibility
The Fortnite storm is only getting less visible in Season 6. That is, unless you decide to cap your visuals with Performance Mode
The storm has only become denser and denser over recent Fortnite seasons, leading to extremely low visibility – unless players choose to use Performance Mode.
One problem has remained in the game from Season 5, however. The visibility of players inside the storm only seems to get worse, which is causing some fans to grow frustrated.
The darker storm tones of earlier Fortnite seasons have changed to a purple, foggy mess. You can barely see a few feet in front of you while running to the next storm circle, which is a massive downgrade from what we had just a few seasons ago.
This wouldn’t be as much of a problem if everyone was on the same playing field. Unfortunately, players who choose to use Performance Mode have a distinct advantage. Performance Mode completely removed the storm visibility issues – to the point where you can barely tell that you’re in the storm.
Reddit user u/EzBugatti99 posted a side-by-side comparison of Fortnite storm visibility with and without Performance Mode enabled. The difference is too massive to ignore.
Performance Mode is great for Fortnite players on lower-end PCs. You can choose to sacrifice some visual effects to achieve higher frame rates. Even some competitive players on high-end PCs are using it to boost their performance.
On the other hand, Epic likely never wanted Performance Mode to be necessary for anyone who wants to compete. Players who still want to experience Fortnite in high-detail won’t be on the same playing field as those who choose to use Performance mode. This isn’t even considering console players who don’t have the option to choose Performance Mode.
An Epic employee replied to this Reddit thread, saying, “We can discuss this with the team.” Only a few days later, they added the issue to the Forntite Community Issues Trello Board. It’s since been updated to “Fixed in Next Game Update,” which should be coming early next week.
Image Credit: Epic Games, u/EzBugatti99
Epic Games tease new Exotics & Raptor Eggs coming soon
In a blog post, Epic Games officially teased Raptor Eggs and new Exotic weapons coming soon to Fortnite Season 6.
Epic Games have officially teased previously-leaked Raptors in Fortnite Season 6, along with new Exotic weapons.
Fortnite Season 6 is still fresh, but we know that Epic have plans for the months ahead. We’ve already seen a few leaks that point to new skins and weapons coming to Fortnite, along with the potential addition of dinosaurs being added to the wildlife.
All of these came in the form of leaks from data miners until March 22. Epic released a blog post, giving players some tips on surviving during the new season.
Included in these tips were two small pieces of information that fans have latched onto. These are the eggs seen on the island and the addition of new “Unstable” Exotic weapons.
This phrasing likely relates to the Unstable Bow that was leaked at the beginning of the season, and the reference to the egg undoubtedly points to Raptors eventually hatching and patrolling the island.
With these elements officially mentioned by Epic, we can assume that we’ll begin to see new additions coming within the next few weeks.
The first time that we saw eggs on the island, they ended up being nothing but a teaser for future Battle Pass skins. This time, it looks like they’ll finally have
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