What is the new Fortnite update?

Epic Games has rolled out a new Fortnite update 3.03 that is focused on weeding out a bunch of bugs that have been affecting the game’s performance across consoles and Windows PC platforms. Let’s take a look at all the changes arriving with the new Fortnite patch notes.

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What is the new Fortnite update?

The latest Fortnite 3.03 update is essentially a maintenance patch which means there won’t be any new items, weapons or map changes. Here’s a look at the official patch notes for the new Fortnite 3.03 update:

  • The queuing bug with the tournaments
  • The ‘Disable Pre-edit Option’ in BR/Creative applying to STW
  • The recent performance issues on PC (DX12 still impacted)
  • Stability issues on PlayStation 5

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Along with the above changelog, Epic Games has also clarified that players will observe a fall in texture quality when using Performance Mode. It further added that the main intention was to maintain a higher FPS level in the game mode while also preventing invisible constructions.

These are the only changes that were listed for the latest patch, however, there are a bunch of other prominent issues that the developers have been working on, as per Fortnite Trello page. Here’s a look at some of the major issues that are being investigated by Epic, and will likely receive a fix sometime soon.

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General

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • PS5 Players crashing when using the Freezing Burst Emote with the Leviathan Axe.
  • Long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if an unreadied player leaves early.

Creative Mode Top Issues:

  • Phone Booths do not respect island settings when players change skins (Investigating)
  • Billboards do not appear in the Welcome Hub and published islands.
  • Purple XP Coins disappearing when driven through (without granting XP).
  • Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.

Mobile

  • 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.
  • Cannot start or switch to Creative Mode
  • Players cannot change their custom controller settings while playing Nintendo Switch in Docked mode.

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