2 February 2018 - 16:14

Fortnite: Battle Royale's latest update has been delayed due to a number of bugs

Epic Games is "taking longer than expected" on building issues.
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The bugs and issues continue for Fortnite: Battle Royale since last week's update that took over 14 hours of server downtime to install.

Now, the game's newest update, 2.4.0, has been delayed due to those ongoing problems, specifically glitches that are hindering building abilities. Epic is having trouble tracking them all down and fixing them.

"We hear your concerns regarding bugs that you are experiencing since V.2.3.0, especially those regarding building," said an official post by Epic on Fortnite's Reddit. "It's taking us longer than expected to fix these issues and we're working through some major ones. Once we have a better idea of when the patch will arrive we'll update everyone."

The update was due to go live yesterday, Feb. 1, and include a brand new minigun weapon. But issues have persisted and it hasn't been deployed yet, and Epic hasn't posted another update since.

"In order to help make building feel better we'll be reverting to the building bar system that was present in V.2.2.0," the post continued. "We intend on finding a more permanent fix to make building and item selection feel more crisp in the future. We've also added some tools to help us better diagnose in-game issues when new bugs do arise."

Fortnite's popularity has grown over the past few months, with the game most recently reaching 45 million players as of Jan. 17. Growing pains are to be expected, but Epic Games has handled it in stride, all while remaining very communicative with its community.

Update 11:25am CT: Epic Games said that the v.2.4.0 patch will release at 12pm CT today, Feb. 2.


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