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LEGO Fortnite player ‘done for good’ after game randomly swallows entire inventory

This is rough, but a fix is incoming.

There’s nothing quite like a game-wrecking bug to ruin a good time. And apparently, it’s been happening often to players in LEGO Fortnite.

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One such player of Fortnite‘s survival game mode with a LEGO flair fell victim to a bug that made them lose “hundreds of hours” of progress and has forced them off the game, saying they’re “done for good.”

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A Feb. 18 thread on the LEGO Fortnite Reddit page revealed video footage of what happened, although it’s tough to tell exactly how or why. But in the end, the player’s multiple chests chock full of inventory items were completely deleted.

And it appears this player is not the only one experiencing some really problematic bugs in LEGO Fortnite.

“I’ve had monorails and elevators spontaneously explode and disappear for no reason, or their carts randomly go flying, builds either partly or entirely break for no noticeable reason,” one player said. “But I thankfully haven’t had any of the goods in my storage de-spawn.”

Fortnite’s upcoming v28.30 update, the first update since v28.20 at the beginning of the month, is expected to add new features, including the ability to fish. But for some players, they’re waiting to hop back in to the addictive game type until there are substantial bug fixes to prevent unfortunate situations like the one below.

“I already had to start one world over because the world was bugged and I was stuck in a cave (world would crash when I got the the exit),” another gamer said. “If I had to start over a second time after getting a lot further than last time I would quit too. The game is fun, but I’m afraid of logging in and seeing all my buildings crumble. So, no LEGO Fortnite for me for a while until this gets resolved.”

“This is exactly why I put this game down a while ago and stopped putting time into it,” another player chimed in. “Figured these issues weren’t gonna go away anytime soon. Very cool set up you had, though. I want it to be better as I do enjoy it a lot.”

Bugs like this can occur in any game, but it’s especially unfortunate when progress is tied to a server and cannot be reloaded, causing hours and hours of gameplay to be gone for good. It’s always something to keep in mind whenever you log in to any online title.

Update on Feb. 20 at 11:05am CT: Everyone loves a happy ending. The Reddit user above has posted an update, saying that Epic Games privately reached out to them to revert their world and save their inventory.

Epic Games also contacted Dot Esports to confirm the update and say that the developers “nearly have that nasty bug figured out that caused their issue.”

“We live and die by every piece of player feedback,” said Jesse Merriam, senior director of production. “Their builds are amazing and their struggles are ours too.”


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