Reported and officially acknowledged issues and service outage

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When it comes to the battle royale genre, Fortnite has dominated the landscape. Launched in 2017, it is developed and published by Epic Games, Fortnite has generated $5.1 billion in revenue and as of 2021 has 350 million players worldwide.

That being said, Fortnite is currently in its 19th season, chapter three, season one. Each season brings significant gameplay and character changes and has a unique theme that sets the tone for the game.

Nonetheless, the game is frequently updated and like every other multiplayer game released in recent years, it has its fair share of bugs and issues. But Epic Games usually recognizes and fixes most of these issues fairly quickly.

That being said, it can still be difficult to keep tabs on bugs and issues that have been acknowledged, fixed, or are under investigation.

We’ll be updating this tracker regularly as new Fortnite bugs and issues surface, so be sure to keep an eye out for more information.

Fortnite bug and issue tracker
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
December 29 FPS drops and low performance issues after Chapter 3 update Workaround
December 12 Refer-A-Friend program not working Fixed
December 12 White screen bug Workaround
December 12 Unseen Cosmetic Challenge Bundles Investigate
December 12 Network connection lost error in spectator mode Investigate
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
March 02 Healing in the tent is disabled Fixed
December 12 Snow visual effects removed Investigate
December 12 The storm will start before the indicated UI timer Investigate
March 02 Hulls can damage objectives through player-built structures in Deliver the Bomb Fixed
December 12 Flying to the border of the island takes you away from the map Investigate
December 12 Most items in the Consumables tab cannot be saved with Capture Item Spawner Investigate
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
February 02 Connection and matchmaking issues Fixed
December 13 Players are removed from games Investigate
December 14 Infinite jumps when shooting Dualies after Web Slinging Investigate
December 15 SAC device not working in Creative when placed inside Skydome device Workaround
March 02 Creators of Creative Islands cannot publish their island in the Support-A-Creator 2.0 program Fixed
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
March 01 Audio issues on Xbox Correction published
December 17 Problem with turbo build on Android Investigate
December 17 Unable to use Blizabelle outfit Investigate
December 24 Overpowered Stinger SMG and MK7 rifle, nerf needed Not recognized
December 27 Unable to interact with a tent because the inventory management button does not work Workarounds (1, 2)
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
December 30 Winterfest gift notification issue Investigate
December 30 All Winterfest gifts are from MJ from Spiderman Not recognized
January 04 Crew subscribers do not receive Golden Look Board Glider Aware
January 05 Storm too transparent on Nintendo Switch Aware (workaround)
January 10 Creative Islands missing objects or items placed near island borders Recognized
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
January 18 Some devices are now missing from Creator Islands Fixed
January 14 The Buggy Fortnite Telescope Coin Challenge Investigate
January 15 Marking an enemy with a Flare Gun does not work Expected behavior
January 15 The scientist’s quest to “destroy and collect telescope parts” does not follow correctly Fix to come
January 17 Disabled Brutus, TNTina, Meowscles, Skye, and Midas outfits from competitive playlists Expected behavior
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
January 24 Colorblind mode not working or settings are reset Fixed
January 20 Aim assist issue when using motion controls on Nintendo Switch Investigate
January 20 Quadcrasher control issue in flight (can’t use movement keys) Investigate
January the 21st Season quests do not update bonus season objective milestone Investigate
January the 21st Support-A-Creator UI not appearing in pre-game lobbies Investigate
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
January the 21st Low vending machine spawn, challenge cannot be completed Not recognized
January 25 Games and points not taken into account in the tournament score Fixed in future game update
March 02 Character outfit/skin turns blue “hologram” in lobby Fixed
March 03 Slide/crouch button missing on mobile Fixed
March 21st Low resolution or poor quality texture trees in Performance mode Fixed
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
February 05 Players cannot see Haven Feathers or quest progress in-game Fixed
February 04 Double tapping a Build Piece icon does not work as expected Workaround
February 14th Do not receive verification emails when creating an account Fixed
March 03 Fire effects are displayed as yellow rectangles in some areas on Xbox Fixed
February 17 Longer loading times and corrupted downloaded maps in creative mode Fixed
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
February 19 Stuck on ‘downloading keychain’ and crashing on Xbox Correction published
February 19 Some devices running Android 12 experience performance issues and see black squares on the screen Correction published
February 19 Destroyed beds do not count towards quest completion Workaround
February 22 Winter Ski Packs are sold without their respective Back Blings Fixed
February 24 Players not receiving verification emails on time Fixed
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
February 23 Some players fail to sign in on Xbox consoles Workaround
March 14 Screen goes black for some players in creative mode after completing a match Fixed
February 24 Cosmetic items from the “Show Your Style” set are disabled in Competitive Playlists Expected behavior
March 01 STW map and lobby look unusually bright for some players Investigate
March 01 Fortnite Save the World Destroyed Beds do not count towards Venture Challenges Investigate
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
March 03 “Run 25 meters with Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters in 3 different neighborhoods” challenge not working Replaced by another quest
March 05 Players may not always get a crowned Victory Royale emote or see the number of wins increase Investigate
March 09 Bushranger leaves drop excessively after slipping or moving quickly Fix to come
March 10 The “Back” button is replaced by the “X” button on mobile with touch input Expected behavior
March 11 Wolves and raptors lack combat passive abilities Fix to come
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
March 15 There is a big gap between back props and outfit when using Halley or Leelah Fix to come
March 16 Creators cannot copy/paste the barrier device if it extends outside the island barrier Recognized
March 21st Players with multiple movement keybinds unable to operate a tank Potential solution
March 22 FPS drops due to DirectX 12 after Chapter 3 Season 2 update Acknowledgment + Workarounds
March 22 Crash on PC after Chapter 3 Season 2 Update Correction in progress
Date (last modified on) Bug/problem Status
March 22 Cannot use zip lines between platforms or wind turbines Recognized
March 22 Fishing Collection Book Progress Reset Recognized
March 24 Save World Storm Shield bases reset after leaving Investigate

Service interruption

Fortnite servers sometimes go down in different parts of the world. Interestingly, Fortnite shut down its servers in China last month on November 15. As a result, players in the region can no longer log into the game.

Hereby we will also update the tracker when the servers go down and are back up and running.

Other developments and announcements

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