E3 2018: New Fortnite Patch Brings Back Shopping Carts, As Dev Explains How To Fix Switch Issue

The newest Fortnite patch has arrived.

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A new patch is out now for Epic's popular battle royale game Fortnite. Version 4.4.1 rolled out June 14 on all platforms, and what appears to be the most notable thing is that Shopping Carts are back.

Epic removed Shopping Carts earlier this week after the studio discovered an unspecified issue with them. Epic took a few days to investigate the issue and now it found a fix. There is still no word on what the issue was, however. Shopping Carts represent the first rideable vehicle (of sorts) in Fortnite.

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The patch notes also confirm that matches from the recent E3 2018 Pro-Am event are now available to watch in Battle Royale. And new for Save the World is a player-reporting feature.

Posting on Reddit, Epic said the new 4.4.1 patch was not automatically downloaded by everyone on Nintendo Switch, and that caused some problems. People who don't grab the update automatically run the risk of experiencing matchmaking issues. If you don't have the update, you can trigger the download manually by pressing + with Fortnite selected and then choosing "Software Update."

Fortnite: Battle Royale launched for free on Switch this week immediately after Nintendo's E3 briefing. The game ran into some issues right away, but those seems to be largely sorted out. For more on Fortnite's Switch edition, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview here.

The game has been a huge hit already, passing 2 million downloads right out of the gate. The Switch edition supports cross-play with the Xbox One, PC, and mobile versions, but Sony won't allow it.

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