Fortnite ping issues are seemingly affecting every player. Many fans are complaining about higher than normal ping. Epic Games explained why many fans are noticing higher ping than they typically experience.
At this time we believe that the increased ping values being displayed in the debug UI are primarily a visual only issue.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 12, 2019
While we are continuing to investigate reports, we’re actively working on a fix for later this week.
Fortnite Ping Issues explained
Multiple Fortnite fans are reporting ping problems with the game's latest season, most notably after the recent patch on Tuesday. Players find their ping doubled since the new patch, and are unable to figure out why.
Epic Games announced it believes the player's ping is not actually doubling, and it is instead a visual bug. According to its tweet, the ping seen in the player's UI is incorrect and is not at the actual number projected on screen. It is still looking into reports and is working on a solution for the bug.
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