Fortnite's "Embarrassing" Breast Physics In Season 6 Fixed [Update]
"This is unintended, embarrassing, and it was careless for us to let this ship."
Fortnite Season 6 implements numerous big changes in the battle royale mode of the game, at least one of which is completely unintentional on Epic's part: new breast physics. We've reached out to Epic to clarify whether or not they're being completely patched out or simply subdued, but the company is not able to specify its plans right now.
[Update: It seems as if Epic has already taken action to remove this from the game. In a new tweet, it said, "We have disabled elements of our animation system. This means you may see visual issues with some outfits. Thank you for your patience while we work through these issues!"]
[Update 2: According to a tweet from Epic Games, an update has been released that contains fixes for "item and animation issues." There are no further details on what the patch does to items but the breast jiggle animation issue highlighted in the story below seems to have been resolved.]
We have just pushed out an update containing fixes for item and animation issues. This will not require downtime.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 28, 2018
On Twitter, FaZe Agony pointed out that Season 6's Calamity avatar's breasts jiggle whenever she performs certain movements or dances. Epic has responded to the discovery with the announcement that these movements were not planned to be included in the game. "This is unintended, embarrassing, and it was careless for us to let this ship," said an Epic spokesperson. "We are working now to fix this as soon as possible."
The most important thing in the Season 6 update pic.twitter.com/FrnzFsF1Fl— FaZe Agony (@Agony) September 27, 2018
The company did not announce a timetable for when an update might be rolling out, but it sounds like we can expect a hot fix patch soon. Epic has already released an update for Fortnite on Xbox One that fixes a bug that was making the game unplayable.
Season 6 adds plenty of intended changes to Fortnite, though. There are several new skins, such as a Dire Werewolf, Calamity, and DJ Yonder. Seven new weekly challenges have also been added, with three being for free and another four locked behind paying for Battle Pass. New consumables, called Shadow Stones, allow you to gain the supernatural powers to become invisible or phase through solid objects when you use them, and they're found in the game's new corrupted areas.
Fortnite is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. Sony has released a beta for console cross-play on PS4, making Fortnite the first video game to support online cross-play between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo's consoles.