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Fortnite update DELAY: Epic Games confirms patch stall, as Mobile iOS release dominates | Gaming | Entertainment

Fans have been preparing for a new patch to be launched tomorrow, March 14.

This was predicted to contain a new C4 weapon, as well as a mysterious new supply drop.

However, this new Fortnite update has now been delayed and will not be launching as first revealed by Epic Games.

“We discovered an issue that will prevent us from releasing v3.3 tomorrow, March 14,” a Fortnite development message reads.

“We’re working on solving that problem now and will update you once we know more.”

It’s unclear just what might be causing the issues, although it does make it sounds like something big might be included.

The good news is that the Teams of 20 Fortnite Battle Royale mode will not be turning off tomorrow with the v3.3 update, as had been announced earlier today.

The Supply Llamas are a new drop that will found around the map and will function like chests.

Epic Games also confirmed that they would be removing Smoke Grenades in the next update, due to them not being used very often.

Other notable bug fixed included in patch 3.3 will be quieter audio for weapons, as well as a glitch when placing and stairs.

Fans of Save the World can also expect High Level Stat Caps improvements, not to mention Throwing Star fixes.

Epic Games is also investigating problems with Time Played stats not being displayed.

An issue with rifle headshots is also under investigation, as well as chests and drawers not opening during the early game.

More could be revealed tomorrow on what is coming to the game this week, although Epic Games also have another very large project being worked on.

Fortnite Mobile will be going live soon for select iOS players.

The email sign up page went live earlier this week and will select players who requested a code first and are situated close for Fortnite data locations.

The rollout for the new platform will be gradual, with Epic Games looking to avoid server outages.

It’s expected that the first notifications and successful downloads on iOS will start later this week, likely ahead of the weekend.

The only bad news is that Android users will have to wait a few months for the game to be released.

“New invites will roll out as the servers can handle more players,” Epic explained in a recent blog post.

“Thanks for your patience! We expect to rollout Android in the next few months.

“If you are on an Android device, please sign up by clicking the button above. We’ll notify you when your Android device is supported.”


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