Players logging into Fortnite today will be greeted with a notification informing them that the game’s Week 5 Challenges will be delayed.
Before the notice, Fortnite players were anxiously watching the countdown in the Challenges section, but when the timer finally reached 0, nothing happened. While Challenges typically go live every Tuesday, Epic Games had inexplicably delayed the Week 5 Challenges for another two days, until Thursday, May 31.
The official Fortnite Twitter gave more clarity to the situation, relaying the new date and time to players while also noting that the delay was intentional. It also appears that this will be a permanent change, and players can expect Challenges to reset every Thursday from now on.
KNOWN ISSUE: Week 5 challenges available in 0 seconds.
Week 5 challenges will be available on 05/31 at 4am ET/8am GMT.
This was an intended change to push back Weekly Challenges to Thursdays.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 29, 2018
When the Week 5 Challenges finally arrive on Thursday, players who find challenges to be a pain to track might be relieved to know that there is a new website designed to help with that. Fort-Friend is an interactive map/site that tracks weekly Fortnite challenges and provides a checklist to keep track of challenges that haven’t been complete yet. It’s an incredibly useful tool, and its simple interface makes it easy to use. The website will continually update when the weekly challenges are revealed, and the creator is currently working on a mobile version to make it even more convenient.
In other Fortnite news, the rivalry between two of the world’s most popular games, Fortnite and PUBG, is coming to a head. PUBG is taking Epic Games to court over the similarities between the two games. While initially touted as a co-op sandbox survival game, Fortnite released a standalone battle-royal mode that referenced PUBG in its marketing. Now, concerned that Fortnite is simply replicating the experience PUBG is known for, PUBG Corp has filed a lawsuit, asking the court to determine if the likenesses constitutes copyright infringement.
Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS devices, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.