Fortnite Resolution Issue Is Affecting PS4 And Xbox One; Blitz Mode Mistakenly Added To Quests
Here's what we know about the problems facing Fortnite right now.
A new Fortnite update has been released, and while the accompanying server downtime was not as lengthy as it was last week, some issues have cropped up. Most significantly, some players of the PS4 and Xbox One versions are encountering a resolution problem that stretches the video incorrectly, causing it to fall outside the bounds of the screen. [Update: Patch 2.4.1 has been released on all platforms to resolve the problem.]
Shortly after the patch went live, developer Epic Games confirmed it knows about the issue and is working to resolve it. In a post on Reddit, Epic explained, "We are aware that some console players are having issues with resolution. Fixing this is a priority for us and we will let you know when we are ready to deploy a fix." There's no further timeline shared for when the problem might be resolved. It's worth noting that some players don't encounter this at all, so it's worth downloading the update (which is mandatory anyway) and seeing if you're spared.
Another, less serious problem that has emerged is the addition of a quest that calls for players to participate in the limited-time mode Blitz. However, this isn't actually available at this point, and the quest's listing is described as a known issue in the the 2.4.0 update patch notes. Epic simply says the mode "is not current available," adding that it's "working to remove this from available quests."
Other known issues in Battle Royale with this patch include chests sometimes not having loot, being unable to equip the first weapon you find, and the pause menu being inaccessible if you're downed while in Build mode. The known issues for Save the World mode are more extensive; you can see them all here.
The new update adds the minigun weapon to Battle Royale, as well as a variety of other, smaller features and fixes. Save the World gets new Expedition types and the Cozy Campfire item. You can see everything the new Fortnite update does in our previous coverage. Players can also now get freebies by logging in as an apology for the downtime that followed a recent patch's release.
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