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Game-breaking bugs found after Epic Games release 11.50 patch update!
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Game-breaking bugs found after Epic Games release 11.50 patch update!

Epic Games have caused yet another storm amongst the Fortnite community following the battle royale’s migration to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physic system, despite previously claiming the transition would result in minimal disruptions. This has not the case, though, as players report a multitude of glitches throughout the game.

Since the popular battle royale’s launch in 2017, Fortnite has remained on Unreal Engine 4 — even with the regular release of new promotional content. However, on 24 January, Epic announced that the game would instead utilise a new physics system for the upcoming launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. Epic did in fact mention that there would be "some bumps along the way," but there appears to be more than just “some bumps” as players uncover game-breaking bugs.

Fortnite Chapter 2!Fortnite Chapter 2!

What did Fortnite’s 11.50 patch update bring?

With Fortnite’s Chapter 2 Season 1 lasting a lot longer than players expected — and hoped — Epic have released a series of in-game content and challenges to keep players occupied.

Fortnite Chapter 1 saw patch updates released on a weekly and fortnightly basis, but Fortnite’s Chapter 2 patches have been far less consistent. There have only been a total of three patch updates since December, with the only patch update of this year coming on 15 January (v11.40). As the update went live on 5 February across all devices, let’s take a look at what was released in the Fortnite 11.50 update.

  • Migration to Unreal Chaos Engine
  • Return of Launch Pads
  • Fortnite’s Valentines Day event
  • Harley Quinn Birds of Prey crossover

The problems that came with Fortnite 11.50 update

The new physics behind the Fortnite 11.50 update has impacted the general environment of the battle royale; almost every aspect of the game has changed. Even popular Fortnite player and Mixer streamer, Ninja, voiced his concern about the game’s drastic changes, and what this could mean for future of Fortnite.

A list of glitches identified following the 11.50 patch update.A list of glitches identified following the 11.50 patch update.

Players are uncovering bugs at a much higher frequency, and though some are not too detrimental, others are having a profound impact on Fortnite players’ overall gaming experience. Of the notable bugs, it appears that players attempting to carry their injured team mates to safety results in the injured player falling under the map, and players walking through walls. Another issue resulted in Fortnite’s Motorboat vehicle sending players flying in slow motion, and even leaving players stuck in the shrinking storms!

No matter how funny or bizarre, these are issues that need addressing immediately!

Another player uncovers glitch found in 1v1 map on the PlayStation 4.Another player uncovers glitch found in 1v1 map on the PlayStation 4.


Epic are no stranger to criticism from members of the Fortnite community, and it is likely their developers have been tasked with addressing these glitches swiftly – especially before Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 launches. Have experienced any huge bugs playing with Fortnite’s new game engine? It is very interesting that a game decides to change game engines, after all; but what do you think will this mean for the future of competitive Fortnite?

For those that have not completed their Battle Pass yet, and are still battling towards the Tier 100 skin, there is still time to earn even more XP before the Season 2 begins on 20 February. Keep grinding!

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