As part of the season 3 week 10 challenges, Fortnite added a skydiving challenge where players had to skydive through blue and purple rings. The challenge itself calls for 10 rings, and it is relatively easy to get 2 per match. However, it was quickly discovered that this challenge wasn’t registering the rings as accurately as it was supposed to.
When players passed through a ring, it was intermittently counting it towards the challenge, meaning that players may or may not get the easy 2 rings per match. Epic Games quickly discovered this issue and began pushing a hotfix for Fortnite that will fix the blue rings, but they still may not consistently grant credit toward the challenge. Considering the challenge didn’t begin until today, this is a pretty quick response from Epic.
The company did also recommend that players try to get as close to the center of the ring as possible, which should help players get challenge credit. Alongside improving the ring challenge, this hotfix also addressed an issue that delayed the ability to swap from hip-firing to aiming down the sights, which came as a result of update 3.6
When the hotfix was announced, Epic Games revealed the aforementioned details, but players who logged in today also found another addition to the game. With this hotfix, Fortnite snuck into the game a fabled event: meteors and satellites have been striking the entire map, which supports recent teases that the Tilted Towers area would soon be destroyed.
With the introduction of this hotfix, April 26 has proven to be a big day for the battle royale and survival game. A minor issue was fixed, a challenge was updated, and the meteor theory has practically been proven. While these issues aren’t as controversial as the recent weapon swapping issue, it’s good to know Epic is looking out for its community.
Fortnite is available now in early access on iOS, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.