Fortnite Chapter 2 Launch Plagued By FPS Issues and Game-Breaking Bugs

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October 15, 2019 12:07 PM UTC

Despite initial positive reactions to Epic Games Fortnite Chapter 2 overhaul, which went live only a few short hours ago, it’s not all fun and games for all players as reports of various game play and performance issues are coming in thick and fast.

Fortnite Streamers Report Performance Issues and Game Play Gripes

The main gripe appears to be FPS and lag issues affecting Fortnite. High profile Fortnite streamer Tfue is among those with some choice words about the new iteration of the game with many of his first games defined by sub-par frame counts that are immediately apparent from watching his stream. There’s a distinct lack of fluidity, bordering on the choppy despite toying with the in-game settings.

He isn’t alone as Twitter users have also pointed out the glaring issue.

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

One of his matches also ended before it even started as the game crashed right as he boarded the battle bus before dropping onto the new Fortnite island map.

Former Overwatch pro turned streamer xQcOW didn’t hold back on sharing his take on the Famas rifle after sampling the latest Fortnite update;

Famas should be illegal. It is trash.

Fortnite World champion Bugha, on the other hand, complains that the updated game play lacks mobility.

Source: Twitter

User Auth Error

A further problem ushered in by Fortnite Chapter 2 that seems to be affecting a large portion of players is the inability to log in due to a user authorization issue. Players are also reportedly being kicked out indiscriminately when loading into matches after failing an identical ‘user auth’ server check. The problem is being widely reported on both Twitter and Reddit.

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Reported workarounds include changing the loading screen and reloading Fortnite entirely, although the problem appears to persist for some players regardless. We expect Epic Games to pick up on the problem shortly and issue a patch sooner rather than later.

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