Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Battle Royale Dev Tracker

17 Aug

Experiencing issues updating, logging in or crashing in Fortnite? Reach out to player support here!



Bug Fixing

  • Improved memory usage in the skilltree
    • Aimed at reducing OOM issues
  • Fixed a server crash
  • Fixed a client crash caused by the particle system
    • Fight or Flight Perk
    • Initially intended to increase the “War Cry” ability damage buff by 15%, but it was instead increasing damage buff by 65%
      • The issue causing this has been corrected, and the Fight or Flight perk has been rebalanced to 10%


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16 Aug

Hello Everyone!

Today we are releasing EA Patch 1.4.6 which will reduce crashes and improve stability across all platforms. We will be releasing this patch today, August 16, 2017 at approximately 3:00 PM. This time is tentative and could change. A restart of your game will be necessary to receive the update. Thank you for your continued patience and support during our Early Access period!

  • Made improvements to memory usage on Xbox One
    • This should prevent out-of-memory crashes
  • Corrected a PS4 crash caused by in game audio
  • Fixed an exploit preventing item durability loss
  • Fixed a bug which caused caches to become visible on the minimap during “Repair the Shelter”
  • Corrected an Xbox One network crash
  • Corrected an AI pathfinding server crash
  • Corrected a particle system crash
  • The Teleporter can no longer be selected via the mouse scroll wheel

14 Aug

Hello Everyone!

Today we are releasing an update for PC and PS4 aimed at correcting various crash fixes and improving overall game stability across all platforms. This update is scheduled for August 14 at 5:00 PM EDT. Players will need to restart Fortnite to install the patch and play. No downtime is expected. The Xbox One update will follow soon.

EA1.4.5 Release Notes

  • Corrected a few server-side crashes
  • Corrected a crash that occurred while inspecting Heroes or Defenders
  • Corrected a PS4 rendering crash
  • Corrected a few PS4 Pro out-of-memory crashes
  • Corrected an infrequent Xbox One and PC audio crash
  • Players will now see the correct score at the end of a mission
  • Patched up a number of UI-related memory leaks
  • Made a few changes to the way textures stream to Xbox One. This should reduce out of memory errors
    • This may cause textures to occasionally become blurry
    • We wil...
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12 Aug

Hello fellow fort fanatics,

Today we are deploying an additional small update aimed at fixing various crash fixes for PS4, PC, and Mac. Players will need to restart Fortnite in order to install the patch and play. No downtime is expected. More Xbox fixes are being worked on.

EA 1.4.4 Release Notes

  • Fixed PC only client crash
  • Fixed PS4 crash associated with audio
  • Fixed a few ‘out of memory’ crashes
  • Re-enabled visuals for other player's abilities when loading into a match
    • This was disabled to avoid a rare crash

11 Aug

Hello Fortnite Friends!

Today we are deploying a small update aimed at fixing various crash fixes and improving game stability across all platforms. Players will need to restart Fortnite in order to install the patch and play. We anticipate no downtime.This patch will include fixes from patch 1.4.2 for console

EA1.4.3 Release Notes

  • Added the option to toggle Hero accessories on Xbox One and PS4
  • Corrected several crashes across all platforms
  • Disabled end-of-mission videos at the end of each mission on PS4 and Xbox One
    • We believe this will reduce crashing on consoles
    • We will re-enable end-of-mission videos once the issues are corrected

When playing Fortnite Battle Royale we ask you to agree to the following code of conduct:

(TLDR: Respect other players and play fair, simple right?)

  1. Respect other players. Be graceful in victory and defeat. Discriminatory language, hate speech, threats, spam, and other forms of harassment or illegal behavior will not be tolerated.
  2. Play fairly and within the rules of the game. Don’t cheat, AFK, grief, exploit bugs or glitches, team up in groups larger than the game mode allows (e.g. in solo matches do not work with other players, respectfully eliminate them instead) or impersonate others.
  3. Keep account information safe and private. Giving access to your account puts you at risk. Do not share your account information or the account information of others.
  4. Good luck and have fun!

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10 Aug

    Flak on News - Thread - Direct

The Fortnite Team is lucky to have so many players who eagerly share their time learning Fortnite and helping other players. MSGTFox is one of those players. "MSGTFox has been a staple in our community, almost since the beginning of Alpha. He has been incredibly helpful to new players in Global Chat and wrote a lot of great guides.", said Senior Community Manager Will Kinsler. "We're fortunate to have him be part of our community!"

These are some of the reasons Steve "MSGT" Fox is this week's player of the week. 

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MSGTFox: My real name is Steve


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Hello Storm Chasers!

We are deploying another small update which includes a number of quality of life fixes as well as improvements to overall game stability. Players will need to restart Fortnite in order to install the patch and play. There will be no downtime.

Once again, we will be updating each platform at different times. We will update PC on August 9 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. We plan to update Xbox One and PS4 at a later time.

Here is the full list of updates:



Major Updates

  • Corrected a crash caused by particle effects on all platforms
  • Corrected a crash caused by slotting a survivor into a squad on PS4
  • Corrected a number of smaller issues causing crashes on PS4
  • Corrected an issue preventing PS4 players from joining a game session
  • Repair the Shelter caches fixed to provide the correct...
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09 Aug

Fortnite – Storm King Pin Promotion

Official Rules

The Fortnite – Storm King Pin Promotion (the "Promotion") is subject to these Official Rules, which are binding and final on matters relating to the Promotion, except as expressly stated otherwise.  No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Promotion is sponsored by Epic Games, Inc. (the “Sponsor”).

  1. How to Enter:

Entrants will need to defeat the Storm King in Fortnite Save the World before the end of the Promotion Period.

  1. Eligibility:  The Promotion is open worldwide to anyone aged 16 years or older (“Entrant”).

Employees of Epic Games...

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08 Aug

Hey Fortnite friends,

We’re deploying a small update this week, focused on fixing several bugs you’ve been reporting and increasing stability across all platforms. This update will require you to restart your game in order to play.

We will be updating each platform at different times. We will update PC first on August 8. Xbox One and PS4 will be updated as soon as possible.

See the full list of changes below.



Major Updates

  • Corrected a number of different crashes on PC, Xbox One and PS4
  • Corrected an issue causing input lag on PS4
  • Corrected an issue on Xbox One prompting players to purchase a Fortnite Founder’s pack when they already own one

Major Known Issues

  • This patch will help us diagnose the cause of future crashes   
    • We will continue to investigat...
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03 Aug

Hey Storm Chasers,

UPDATE: We messed up. Please read this post for clarity on changes to Plankerton, Canny, and Twine Storm Shield bases.

Thank you for joining u...

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    Flak on News - Thread - Direct

After playing Fortnite for quite a few years, Alpha Player of the Week, Tenma has quite a few tricks up his sleeve. Luckily for us, he's happy to share some of those tricks with us!

Fortnite%2Fblog%2Falpha-player-of-the-week---tenma%2Funnamed-250x250-73467c5f8e984baa7f19fbe38d29641ed3f94a8aEpic Games Senior Community Manager, Will Kinsler said, "Tenma knows Fortnite as well as anyone. During Alpha he created guides to help new players, answered countless questions in global chat. I learned a lot watching him play. We're lucky to have him in our community and I can't wait to see all of the great things he'll contribute now that we're entering Early Access!"
Flak: What should we call you?

Tenma: Tenma or David "Doc".

F: How long have you been playing Fortnite?


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25 Jul

- Fortnite is work in progress
- Together with all of you the game will evolve
- Change will take time and it will be longer than we would like
- We are 150% committed

Fortnite Commanders,

In the four days since Head Start Access began, your enthusiasm and passion for Fortnite has completely blown us away. We are humbled and amazed by all of your tweets, streams, videos, and your incredible support and patience as we’ve worked through technical issues to keep you in Fortnite fighting back the storm.

When we decided to open Fortnite to a larger community via Early Access, we hoped some of you would embrace the opportunity to jump in and help us put shape around our core systems and features. We hoped a handful of players would want to participate in our development adventure. You exceeded every estimate of just how many of you would show up!

This is a live service and we are here for the long haul.  We’ll keep iterati... Read more

24 Jul

We have a brand new feature hitting Fortnite and that we will be debuting on our Dev stream, 4PM on July 25th.  It’s a new feature that we will be testing, so cross your fingers! For the first time we are working with Twitch to tie broadcasting and playable in-game content together. Introducing, the Twitch Broadcaster Quests!

How do I participate?

Well your first step will be linking your account, which is as simple as heading to the settings when you log on.
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You will see a button to sign in and authorize using your Twitch account, under the livestream Tab.
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21 Jul

Heya folks!

The day is finally here, if you are a Founder or have received a Founder’s Pack invite through a friend you can hop in and play right now! Prepare your squad, sketch out those last-minute fort concepts and load into Fortnite.

Here are some helpful resources as we roll into Early Access:

Where can find answers to (some of) my questions? 

You can check out the FAQ! 

Still have questions?

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20 Jul

    Flak on News - Thread - Direct
Early Access patch 1.2 will be available Friday July 21 at approximately 10:00 AM EDT. This patch will come with some downtime of approximately 1.5 hours. Thank you for your patience and we'll get you back in the game as soon as possible! 
  • Fixed issues causing client and server crashes

  • Fixed an issue where the Constructor would become stuck if knocked back when executing the Bull Rush move

  • Fixed an issue where changes in the settings menu would not be applied

  • Fixed an issue where the Bull Rush ability would not damage enemies

  • Fixed an issue where Tutorial ...

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18 Jul

Fellow fort fanatics,

If Fortnite going into Early Access was not enough for you, well prep those traps and reinforce those walls because we’re kicking things off with a Founder’s Event.

We are kicking off Early Access by adding special Llama Pinatas to the store, which you can purchase with Founder’s Coins.

These Llama contain all the same things you’d expect to find in a Llama (Survivors, Weapons, etc.), but also a chance at a Founder’s Exclusive version of an epic weapon (normal weapon).


Founder’s Coins can be acquired through Daily Quests which will be ...

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17 Jul

Greetings non-husk humanoids,

With only three more days until the NDA lift we wanted to thank all of our Alpha Explorers for their continued support and feedback throughout the Alpha. On July 20 at 10 AM EDT (3 PM CET), the NDA will be lifted and Early Access officially begins, so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare.

What does the NDA lift mean?

Glad you asked. Community members will be able to create, share and talk about Fortnite freely. To assist those who want to dive into creating awesome Fortnite content we are including a community pack below, which contains cool assets to help you on that journey.

When can I do this?

If you are an Alpha player with Founder’s Access you will be able to play and share your thoughts starting July 20. Founders who didn’t play in the Alpha will be able to hop in July 21.


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14 Jul

    Flak on News - Thread - Direct
As we move closer to Fortnite Early Access, some of you are asking about Xbox Live Achievements and PlayStation Network Trophies. Mostly, you have been asking if Fortnite will have them.

The answer is a resounding yes! We’ll not only have them, but we’re ready to share them with you. We’re super excited to see everyone in game working towards their rewards. Which do you think you’ll go for first? Check out the list and decide!

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13 Jul

    Flak on News - Thread - Direct

Over the course of Fortnite’s development, we have been lucky to have Alpha players who have been here since the very beginning. They have given us helpful feedback, played countless hours, and answered loads of questions to help other players learn more about the game.

We’d like to show our appreciation and recognize the people who have become valuable members of the Fortnite Community and are helping to shape Fortnite into being the best it can be. Haysleyez is one of those players.

“From OT1 to OT11, Hays is always a constant and always present, playing, providing feedback, and helping in any way needed… even putting Fortnite ahead of sleep,” says Executive Producer Zak Phelps. “Hays is equally good at playing as providing amazing examples from other games that would make Fortnite better. Many of the quality of life improvements have come from conversations we've had about the game. Hays is an amazing player and contributor!”

Creative Director Darren Sugg ...

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