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Top 5 complaints from Fortnite console players

Fortnite console players aren’t happy with the current state of the game. Find out why.



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Fortnite console players aren’t happy with the current state of the game. Find out why.

Fortnite Chapter 2 was an upgrade in almost every area. The game feels fresh and new again, and players are falling back in love with the Fortnite grind.

Unfortunately, it’s not all positive. Console players have some serious concerns about Fortnite, especially from a competitive perspective.

Here are five of the biggest issues with the current state of competitive Fortnite on console.


Shadows have always been an issue for competitive Fortnite, but are even worse with Fortnite Chapter 2. Epic improved the overall graphics of the map, but that included more shadows and less visibility.

As of now, there is no option to turn off shadows on console. Opponents are completely invisible if they’re hiding under a structure or shooting from a window – especially during the night.

These problems were made exponentially worse with the Fortnitemares update. It’s nearly impossible to see through the fog, giving PC players even more of an advantage over their console counterparts.


Traps have also been an issue on console for a long time. Placing a trap is slow and inconsistent. Mashing the “trap” button just doesn’t work, no matter what your bind is.

At this point, it isn’t worth dropping someone into your box unless you place a trap beforehand. You’ll likely die if you try it.

This problem likely stems from the bind itself. The only bind is “place trap/interact,” which means it inherently takes longer to place while using a controller.

FPS Drops

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FPS drops are a relatively recent issue for Fortnite console players, but it’s a big one. The FPS drops during gunfights, early in the game, and completely randomly.

FPS drops were a problem for everyone when Chapter 2 first released, but appear to be a console-specific one now. On top of that, console players can’t reach the default FPS that PC players have.

Lower FPS is part of the PC/console trade-off, but it’s a particularly stark contrast in Fortnite right now.

Carrying players

Carrying players is bound to Y or Triangle on controller and there’s nothing we can do about it – at least right now. Epic has allowed us to rework our keybinds, so a lot of players have this button bound to something other than switching to their pickaxes.

Epic will likely change this with a future update, but a lot of controller players are finding it hard to build or edit with a downed player in front of them at the moment.

Forced cross-platform

All of these problems wouldn’t be such a big deal if we weren’t forced to play with PC players. Shadows, FPS drops, traps, and carrying keybinds would still be bugged, but at least they’d be evenly bugged.

Right now, though, we have to play with PC players due to the skill-based matchmaking system.

PC players already have an inherent advantage in almost every category. A PC player with 3,000 wins can do significantly more than a console player with the same stats. The skill gap is higher on PC, meaning players with the same stats are usually better if they’re on a mouse and keyboard.

Are you a console player having issues with Fortnite? Let us know about them in the comments.

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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.




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.



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.


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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