Both Xbox One and PS4 players have been left angered at a glitch that is ruining tower battles during Fortnite Chapter 2.

Since the explosive relaunch of Epic Games’ battle royale game with Fortnite Chapter 2, console players have reported multiple bugs that have surfaced since its release. 

From flying high above the map to being unable to fire a weapon – and when it eventually does, you are greeted with hit registration issues – players are understandably frustrated at the lack of stability that was a staple to the series’ first game. 

Sky-scraping towers are often built during build battles. Credit: Epic Games.

Not only are console players stuck with issues when on the offensive, they are also burdened with a host of issues in regards to their defensive strategy.

Traps are a popular method of defending against oncoming players – whether defending or during a build battle, they provide an easy solution to counter enemy aggression – well, that’s if you can use them. 

Not only have players reported FPS issues when deploying the defensive tactic on console, it has also surfaced that the traps no longer place in the desired location.

Reddit user, jack_shepard37, aptly highlighted the bug during a standard tower defense scenario. The clip underscores the trap being placed in a random location, following a flurry of wall placements. 

It goes without saying that the unreliable nature of trap placement on console provides a distinct advantage for PC players in a situation of this kind.

Traps can be used to great effect when deployed at the right time. Credit: Epic Games.

Not only do PC players have a generally quicker build time due to the ability to use their mouse and keyboard, they now have more consistent in-game defense mechanics at their disposal. 

Although being unable to use traps is hardly game-breaking, it certainly changes the defense meta for console players. Be sure to let us know if you’ve experienced something similar or have been affected by the number of other issues that have plagued Fortnite Chapter 2 so far!

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  1. Traps on console have been an issue for SO long, I’m starting to think Epic are incapable of doing anything about it.

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