Fortnite Gets Three More Patches in One Week, Survival Mode Announced

By Claudio Barata, 11 months ago
On its third week after launch, Fortnite has received three more patches including small fixes that mostly try to prevent the game from constantly crashing.

After the 1.4.1 patch had been released, patches 1.4.2, 1.4.3 and 1.4.4 were released with only one day's difference between themselves and each including short lists of changes.

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The full combined changelog is as follows:

  • Corrected a crash caused by particle effects on all platforms [1.4.2]
  • Repair the Shelter caches fixed to provide the correct rate of nuts and bolts. [1.4.2]
  • Players are unable to toggle accessories on and off on PS4 and Xbox One [1.4.2, in progress]
  • Added the option to toggle Hero accessories on Xbox One and PS4 [1.4.3]
  • Corrected several crashes across all platforms [1.4.3]
  • Disabled end-of-mission videos at the end of each mission on PS4 and Xbox One (to reduce crashing on consoles, it will be re-enabled when the issues are taken care of) [1.4.3]
  • Fixed a few ‘out of memory’ crashes [1.4.4]
  • Re-enabled visuals for other player's abilities when loading into a match (This was disabled to avoid a rare crash) [1.4.4]
The team has also released a new Dev Update about what's happening, game stability and what's to come in the game, confirming that end-of-level or lama-opening crashes don't cause players to lose their progress\items:

During the dev update, the devs have confirmed that a Survival mode is coming in a big update, where players will have to team up for 14 in game days (a Fortnite) in a "hardcore survival version" of the game, the devs have confirmed that a round to survive the 14 in-game days could take around 3.5 hours to complete.

These Fortnite patches are live now and Epic Games targets for the big update to come in the end of August or beginning of September 2017, being that the team's priority is to get the game stable first.

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Claudio Barata
Written by Claudio Barata
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