The Newest Fortnite Update Is Causing Problems On Consoles

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If you've noticed a few odd issues while playing Fortnite these past few days, you're not alone. A recent update to the game stirred up a couple of bugs on home consoles and, while the most noticeable of the lot has already been squashed, a couple other issues remain.

The problem with games getting updated so regularly is that, sometimes, pretty major issues go unnoticed until the update has been released into the wild. Then again, the benefit of those rapid updates is that fans know they will typically only be inconvenienced for a brief period of time.

That's exactly what happened in Fortnite over the weekend, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers noticing a handful of problems. The biggest problem was that the game's resolution got borked, causing the image to stretch wider than the screen it was displaying on. Obviously, that was pretty frustrating for players who encountered it.

The issue first popped up in last weekend's Patch 2.4.0 and, according to an update from Gamespot, Patch 2.4.1 has already launched to address the issue. Still, Epic has a bit of work to do before the game is back in fighting shape.

For starters, players have noticed that quests tied to the "Blitz" game mode have started popping up in their experience challenges. The problem here is that the Blitz mode isn't actually available yet, which means players can't actually achieve those quests. Until this issue is addressed, that basically means players are playing with one less quest available than normal. Again, that's nowhere near as game-wrecking as an improper display, which is probably why Epic didn't prioritize it with the most recent update.

The third big issue is another instance of things being frustrating, but not to a point where it made Fortnite difficult to play. Players discovered that, following Patch 2.4.0, some chests would pop open and reveal no loot. Chests are those all-glowing, all-singing world items players typically make a beeline to since they always have a weapon and random other materials. They're also your best source of the best loot in the game, so having those bad boys be empty from time to time is causing some understandable frustration.

Additional issues in the Battle Royale mode include players occasionally not being able to equip the first weapon they picked up, and the inability to access the pause menu when downed or building.

But, seeing how quickly Epic has responded to issues in Fortnite in the past, we wouldn't expect these problems to persist for too long. A bunch of problems popped up in the Save the World cooperative mode following the most recent update, too, which Epic has stated they are working to fix.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.