Even though Fortnite‘s Update 3.3 was delayed past its original March 14 release, the update has still proven to have some issues. Since the update went live yesterday, players have been reporting an increase in texture pop-in, which Epic says will be addressed in an upcoming patch.
Fortnite is not the game to be having environmental issues or glitches with. It is crucial that players are ultra-aware of what is going on in the world around them to ensure their survival. It makes things a little tricky when bushes start appearing out of nowhere, and since the update players have been experiencing this quite a bit more than before.
At close to medium range, bushes, hedges and mushrooms are coming up out of the blue and distracting players on their quest for survival and victory. In a game where players can actually disguise themselves as bushes, one can see the problem here. The update has also seemed to bring an unlimited weapons glitch to the game. But fear not, for Epic is here to save the day.
A small patch will release today to update Fortnite‘s crash analytics. In a Reddit thread where players were raising their concerns, Epic replied, “We’ve heard your feedback and are working on this for an upcoming build!”
Epic also says there will be no downtime with today’s patch, but players may need to restart their client.
This week also saw the announcement of a mobile version of Fortnite, which is currently available to players via invite. Within 24 hours of invites going out to some players, the game is already number one most downloaded game in the App Store in the United States. This is an impressive feat for a game that is still in its early preview period and leaves no doubt about Fortnite‘s soaring popularity right now.
Speaking of soaring popularity, Fortnite made Twitch history a few days ago when streamer Ninja set a new record for a solo stream after playing the game with rappers Drake and Travis Scott, as well as Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. This really brings to light the game’s appeal to a vast variety of players, be they celebrities or ordinary folk.
After this event, Epic Games announced plans to host a celebrity-filled tournament with 50 of “the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers.” The tournament will also feature the top 50 Battle Royale players worldwide.
Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS (via invite), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with Android support coming later in 2018.