Released in paid early access at the end of July, Fortnite from Epic Games received an update (1.4.1) on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One yesterday that addressed numerous crashes on all platforms, an issue causing input lag on PS4, and a purchase issue on Xbox One.
“This patch will help us diagnose the cause of future crashes,” Epic Games added in the Major Known Issues section. “We will continue to investigate crashing related issues.”
Up next is Fortnite update 1.4.2, which will come to PS4 and Xbox One this week (it’s already out on PC). Here’s the patch notes:
- Corrected a crash caused by particle effects on all platforms
- Corrected a crash caused by slotting a survivor into a squad on PS4
- Corrected a number of smaller issues causing crashes on PS4
- Corrected an issue preventing PS4 players from joining a game session
- Repair the Shelter caches fixed to provide the correct rate of nuts and bolts.
Epic Games is aware of console players being unable to toggle accessories on and off, and a fix is already in progress.
At the end of this month/early September, Fortnite will receive the Survive the Storm Update, which adds a new mode, new weapons, and new threats.
In the above gameplay interview from Game Informer, Creative Director Darren Sugg explained why there’s a physical release for Fortnite during this early access phase:
We got some stats from I think it was Sony that basically said that two-thirds of people in Europe still only buy games physically. And so if we wanted people to participate in this Early Access program over there, and be sort of fair to everybody, we had to produce some amount of physical discs in order for us to allow those people to be part of the program.
You can read our thoughts on Fortnite over here.
Fortnite will go free-to-play in 2018.
Fortnite Update This Week on PS4 & Xbox Fixes Crashes