Fortnite Desperately Needs a Performance Update Ahead of the Fortnite World Cup

Fortnite fans and professional players alike are unhappy with the performance of the game since the v8.40 update.

One of the reasons Fortnite launched to an insane level of popularity is because the game performed incredibly well right upon release. It was an Early Access game (and still is), but unlike its primary competitor, PUBG, Fortnite ran well with minimal bugs or performance issues. Fortnite’s incredible performance has been consistent throughout the vast majority of its lifespan, but that hasn’t been the case recently.

The general consensus amongst both casual and professional Fortnite players is that the v8.40 update has crippled the overall health of the game. Players are experiencing lag, framerate drops, and audio bugs to a degree that has never been seen before in Fortnite.

Players on Reddit are reporting frame rate drops to 5 FPS, declaring the game “literally unplayable," and one user even suggested that the game “feels like a buggy alpha game at the moment."

Thankfully, Epic Games has announced that they will be releasing a client update on Friday to “resolve some issues that started occurring in patch v8.40." It’s unclear exactly what issues they’ll be aiming to fix or how successful the client update will be.

However, it’s troubling to think about the rate these performance issues are popping up when you consider the upcoming Fortnite World Cup. The tournament has a total prize pool of $30,000,000, and qualifiers are well underway. It’s concerning that the game is undergoing serious performance issues when there is that much money on the line.

Hopefully, Epic Games can fix some of these problems and earn back some goodwill from the Fortnite Community.

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