Fortnite Update Will Fix Game Crashes, Being Pushed to Players Quickly

October 27, 2017Written by Chandler Wood

Fortnite update 1.21

There’s a “prevalent crash issue” that has been affecting Fortnite players across all platforms. Epic is pushing out an update within the next few hours that should address this issue. The update will be going live at 2 AM Eastern/11 PM Pacific. Epic will not be taking the Fortnite servers down for the update, but players will be required to update their client in order to get the fix. Here’s the full blog post about the crash fix.

We will be pushing an update @ 2:00am ET, Oct 28 in order to fix a prevalent crash affecting all players.

This update will be deployed for PC + PS4 at 2:00am ET with Xbox following shortly after. There will be no downtime. Players will need to update their clients.

Fortnite recently released update 1.6 alongside the Fortnitemares event, bringing a huge list of changes to the game, including leaderboards and customization for Battle Royale. It also caps the PS4 and PS4 Pro frame rate at 30 fps, an experience that Epic says is better for the players. They offered some technical explanations as to why they opted to go this route.

Our Fortnite impressions talk about a game that is building itself, as it is still technically in early access, but we’re still impressed with the amount of content they’ve been pushing for it.

While there are a few rough edges that make it clear why Fortnite isn’t officially releasing until next year, I’ve had a really great time with the inventive shooter so far. I’m rarely someone that gets into a loot grind, but Epic does such a great job at constantly broadening the game experience that I’m always excited to unlock something new in-between missions. I’m not sure that I can fully recommend dropping nearly $40 just to play the game early (and get a bevy of bonus unlocks), but it won’t be a wasted purchase as long as enough friends are down to play it together.

Have you run into any of the crashing issues that have been affecting players since the last update? Did this update fix the problem for you?

[Source: Epic Games]