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New Fortnite update is littered with bugs

Epic has updated Fortnite to run on the Unreal Chaos Physics engine. Hours after the update, the bugs are rolling in.

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Epic has updated Fortnite to run on the Unreal Chaos Physics engine. Hours after the update, the bugs are rolling in.

Fortnite players had high expectations when Epic announced the shift to the Unreal Engine Chaos Physics system. Fans went so far as to speculate that structures would explode and break into pieces – something that the new system allows for.

Well, the update is here, and not much has changed. It looks like the update did little other than add a heap of new bugs to the game.

We’ll start small, with an issue with the cloth animations on some skins. This isn’t the end of the world and is something that Epic can ignore for a while.

Here’s something they can’t ignore: the ability to walk directly through walls. If you phase the wall long enough, you can walk through it as if it’s not there.

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Harvesting materials in v11.50 got an overhaul as well. This change wasn’t intentional, but it will certainly impact your ability to farm.

Weak points aren’t registering, most of the time. Epic responded to the following clip, saying, “Thanks for reporting this. We are actively looking into this issue.” You’re going to see those two sentences a lot.

https://www.reddit.com/r/FortNiteBR/comments/ez7mip/weak_points_while_harvesting_are_not_registering/

Farming seems to be a relatively large issue in v11.50. Weak points are bugged, and so are some structures. Here’s a clip of a player harvesting a wooden car in Holly Hedges…

Want to get under the map in Fortnite? Now, it’s easier than ever. The new Chaos Physics system made an already prevalent problem even worse.

These players got through the map accidentally, but it will undoubtedly lead to people doing it on purpose. Here’s a player getting yeeted under the map and another using a boat to get there.

Epic replied to this bug, thanking the player for reporting the issue and telling the community that they’re working on a fix. Again, this is going to be a common thread in the coming days.

We’ve also seen a few smaller bugs with the update. I’m sure that more glaring problems will make their way to the surface over the next few days.

All of this begs the question: why did Epic make this shift? Are they holding back on the new features until they sort out the bugs? If so, why risk breaking the game to add a couple of new mechanics?

Hopefully, Epic will be sorting all of this out soon. Unfortunately, the update feels like a reset to a season that has largely been focused on fixing bugs. Now, we have a whole new batch of issues to deal with.

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All Fortnite Season 6 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 6 is here, and only a few Exotic weapons made it. Here are all Exotic weapon locations for the new Fortnite season.

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Fortnite Season 6 marked the return of Exotic weapons to Fortnite. Not all of the Season 6 weapons are there, however, and they’ve moved locations.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season c, with the addition of crafting, the map changes, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 6 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include the Spire Jumpboots and the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun.

What’s more, Epic added craftable items to the game that allow players to create unique weapons out of existing parts. For instance, a Mechanical Bow and two Shockwave Grenades make the Shockwave Bow – a massive upgrade from both weapons.

Fortnite Season 6 Exotic weapon locations

Exotic weapons have returned to Fortnite Season 6, but not as many as we had in Season 5. These will be supplementary items rather than the focus of the season, which appears to be on the new crafting mechanic.

Many of the NPCs who sold these items in Season 5 have also either moved locations or don’t sell them anymore, so a new guide is needed. Here’s a map of all of the Season 6 Exotic weapon locations.

As you can see, there are only four Exotic weapons and items that made it to Fortnite Season 6. These are the:

The good news is that, unlike last season, all of the NPCs that sell Exotics only spawn in one location – at least, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as Epic add more Exotics to Fortnite Season 6. We expect to see them takes things further as the season goes on, so stay tuned to more news on Exotic weapons.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split-screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite v16.20: what to expect

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.20 update is expected to go live this week. Here’s what we expect to see in the next Fortnite update

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The Fortnite v16.20 is expected to release this week. Here’s what we’ll see in the patch notes when the update goes live.

We’re working our way through Fortnite Season 6, but Epic are continuing to give us new content to explore. We’re only a week past v16.10 and are already expecting to see v16.20 go live this week.

Here’s our typical patch breakdown on what to expect in the update, including some leaked items and a long list of bug fixes.

Bug fixes

Epic are consistently updating their game to fix bugs, glitches, and exploits. In the v16.20 patch, we’ll see a ton of fixes – including a fix for an exploit that allowed players to gain unlimited health/shield over the course of a match.

Here are all of the bug fixes that should be addressed in the v16.20 update.

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.
  • (Creative) Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • (Creative) Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.
  • (Mobile) Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • (Mobile) 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.

Leaks

We’ve seen a few leaks about content that could be coming to Fortnite in the coming weeks. The most likely addition to Fortnite in v16.20 would be the Unstable Bow – a rumored Exotic weapon that should be coming to Season 6.

On top of that, we’ve seen leaks about vehicle and weapon mods, additional crafting materials, and more. We don’t know if/when any of these will come to the game. We always take leaks with a grain of salt, but many of these items will likely make their way to Fortnite – possibly in the next update.

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We’ll keep you posted when we have official word from Epic on the v16.20 patch. We expect to see it on April 13 or 14, at the latest.

In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on any of the latest Fortnite news.

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