UPDATE: While a new Fortnite update is available to download today across most platforms, it should be noted that this does not include the iOS platform.
Fortnite Mobile will remain unavailable on Apple devices for the foreseeable future, with the latest news from Epic Games confirming: “Apple is blocking Fortnite updates and new installs on the App Store, and has said they will terminate our ability to develop Fortnite for Apple devices. As a result, Fortnite’s newly released Chapter 2 – Season 4 update (v14.00), will not release on iOS and macOS on August 27.
“Epic is fighting to end Apple’s anti-competitive restrictions on mobile device marketplaces. Papers are available for our August 13, August 17, and August 23 filings.
“If you still want to play Fortnite on Android, you can access the latest version of Fortnite from the Epic Games App for Android on Fortnite.com/Android or the Samsung Galaxy Store.”
ORIGINAL: Epic Games has announced the release of a new Fortnite update today, September 1, 2020.
But unlike the massive Season 4 content patch that went live last week, this week’s changes are much more limited.
With a range of new themes, map changes and skins unlocked, there’s always a good chance of problems popping up.
And today’s Fortnite update is focused on removing one of the most concerning for those who have received a Season 4 Battle Pass.
As noted on the official Trello bugs board, some Fortnite gamers have been struggling to complete purchases for the new Battle Pass.
Epic Games haven’t explained what might have happened, or what caused this issue last week.
However, they have now announced that the new Fortnite update out today across PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch, should remove it.
No real patch notes have been shared but an announcement of intent has been made and includes the following information:
“Hi, all. We’ve released a maintenance patch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Android to address stability and reports from players experiencing issues purchasing/gifting the Battle Pass – The Fortnite Team.”
The Trello board lists these other bugs as having been fixed, however, it’s unclear if this was part of today’s update, or an earlier one.
- Supply Drops may sometimes not disappear off the map after being opened, persisting on the map and mini-map.
- Issues purchasing/gifting the Chapter 2 – Season 4 Battle Pass.
- Crashing on PlayStation 4 for players with non-English language system settings.
In other news, NVIDIA and Epic Games today announced that Fortnite is adding real-time ray tracing, AI-powered NVIDIA DLSS, to the game running the correct hardware.
The game was featured today as part of a GeForce special event where NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the new GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs.
“Epic Games is turning Fortnite, which is already a pop culture sensation, into a showcase for how competitive gaming will improve with technology,” said Matt Wuebbling, vice president of Global GeForce Marketing at NVIDIA.