[Updated: May 18] Fortnite bug tracker: Reported issues, officially acknowledged problems, status developments, and service outage

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

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 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. Every Season brings in significant changes to the gameplay and characters and has a unique theme that sets the tone of the game.

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

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

We will be regularly updating this tracker as and when new Fortnite bugs and issues surface so make sure you keep an eye out for more information.

Fortnite bugs and issues tracker
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue 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 Cosmetic Challenge Bundles not visible Investigating
December 12 Network connection lost error spectator mode Investigating
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
March 02 Healing while in tent is disabled Fixed
December 12 Snow VFX Removed Investigating
December 12 Storm will start before the indicated UI timer Investigating
March 02 Husks can damage objectives through player built structures in Deliver the Bomb Fixed
December 12 Flying at the border of the island sends you away from the map Investigating
December 12 Most items from Consumables Tab can not be registered with Capture Item Spawner Investigating
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
February 02 Login and matchmaking issues Fixed
December 13 Players getting removed from games Investigating
December 14 Infinite jumps when shooting Dualies after Web Slinging Investigating
December 15 SAC Device not working in Creative while placed inside of the Skydome Device Workaround
March 02 Creative Island makers can’t publish their Island in Support-A-Creator 2.0 program Fixed
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
March 01 Audio issues on Xbox Fix released
December 17 Issue with turbo building on Android Investigating
December 17 Unable to redeem Blizabelle outfit Investigating
December 24 Stinger SMG and MK7 rifle overpowered, nerf needed Unacknowledged
December 27 Unable to interact with a tent as manage inventory button is not working Workarounds (1, 2)
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
December 30 Winterfest gifts notification issue Investigating
December 30 All Winterfest gifts are from MJ from Spiderman Unacknowledged
January 04 Crew subscribers not receiving Golden Look Board Glider Aware
January 05 Too transparent storm on Nintendo Switch Aware (Workaround)
January 10 Creative Islands missing objects or items placed near the island borders Acknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
January 18 Certain Devices are now missing from Creators’ islands Fixed
January 14 Fortnite Telescope parts challenge bugged Investigating
January 15 Mark an enemy with a Flare Gun not working Intended behaivior
January 15 The Scientist’s Quest to ‘Destroy and collect telescope parts’ is not tracking properly Fix coming soon
January 17 Disabled Brutus, TNTina, Meowscles, Skye, and Midas outfits from competitive playlists Intended behavior
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
January 24 Color blind mode not working or settings reset Fixed
January 20 Aim assist issue while using motion controls on Nintendo Switch Investigating
April 27 Quadcrasher control issue while flying (can’t use movement keys) Fixed
January 21 Season quests not updating Season Bonus Goals milestone Investigating
January 21 Support-A-Creator UI not showing up in pre-game lobbies Investigating
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
January 21 Low vending machine spawn, challenge cannot be completed Unacknowledged
January 25 Games and points not counting towards tournament score Fixed in future game update
March 02 Character’s outfit/skin turns ‘hologram’ blue in lobby Fixed
March 03 The sliding/Crouch button missing on Mobile Fixed
March 21 Low-res or poor quality texture trees in Performance Mode Fixed
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
February 05 Players can’t see Haven’s feathers or in-match Quest progress Fixed
February 04 Double tapping a Build Piece icon not working as intended Workaround
February 14 Not receiving verification emails when creating an account Fixed
March 03 Fire effects are displayed as yellow rectangles in certain areas on Xbox Fixed
February 17 Longer loading times and corrupted uploaded maps in Creative mode Fixed
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
February 19 Stuck on ‘downloading keychain’ and crashing on Xbox Fix released
February 19 Some devices running Android 12 experiencing performance issues and seeing black squares on screen Fix released
February 19 Destroyed beds not counting towards quest completion Workaround
February 22 Winter Ski Bundles are being sold without their respective Back Blings Fixed
February 24 Players not getting verification emails on time Fixed
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
February 23 Some players are unable to log-in on Xbox consoles Workaround
March 14 Screen turns black for some players in Creative Mode after completing a match Fixed
February 24 Cosmetic items in ‘Show Your Style’ Set are disabled from competitive playlists Intended behavior
March 01 Map & lobby in STW looks unusually bright for some players Investigating
March 01 Fortnite Save the World Destroyed Beds not counting towards Venture Challenges Investigating
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
March 03 ‘Travel 25 meters with Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters in 3 different neighborhoods’ challenge not working Replaced with another quest
March 05 Players may not always get a Crowned Victory Royale Emote or see the Victory number increase Investigating
March 09 Bushrangers leaves shed excessively after sliding or moving quickly Fix coming soon
March 10 ‘Back’ button is replaced by ‘X’ button on mobile with touch input Intended behavior
March 11 Wolves and Raptors missing combat passive abilities Fix coming soon
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
March 15 There’s a large gap b/w Back Blings and the outfit when using Halley or Leelah Fix coming soon
March 16 Creators unable to copy/paste barrier device if it extends outside of the Island barrier Acknowledged
March 21 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 Fixed
March 22 Crashing on PC after Chapter 3 Season 2 update Fix underway
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
April 02 Unable to use Ziplines between platforms or wind turbines Fix coming in next update
April 15 Fishing Collection Book progress resetting Fixed
March 24 Save the World Storm Shield Bases reset after leaving Investigating
March 25 Xbox players unable to move when pressing a button on the mouse Fixed
March 25 Boats and Cars stutter when driving in Battle Royale or Creative Investigating
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
March 31 Low mesh setting not working on PC Fixed
March 28 Some items are missing Guard tags in Creative Acknowledged
March 29 Mainframe Break Pack not available in-game store Workaround
March 30 Wins not counting or updating in Career tab Acknowledged
April 30 Resistance quests not showing up, disappearing or unavailable Fixed
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
April 25 Controller stuck on vibrating after leaving a boat Fixed
April 01 Players spawning in sky due to Spawn Pads settings Investigating
April 01 Dialogue pop up device not opening for players during matchmaking Investigating
April 01 Player counter device fails to detect players when they respawn inside of the zone Investigating
April 01 Tracker device not updating correctly when multiple teams are using it Investigating
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
April 01 Performance issues when using vending machine while playing in Creative Island Investigating
April 14 Unable to slide when tactical sprinting Fix coming soon
April 06 Tactical Sprint cancels build Unacknowledged
April 08 XP earned in Creative from Accolades are not showing Fix coming soon
April 09 Exit game option missing Acknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
April 11 Vaults around Seven Outposts do not open Fix coming soon
April 13 Assassin’s Creed Bundle banner not available Investigating
April 13 Jetpacks appear lootable off the wall in competitive playlists Fix coming soon
April 14 Week 3 Resistance Quests are locked Acknowledged
May 9 Crew Legacy Set not unlocking Fixed
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
April 19 Builds not resetting in Creative mode after each round Investigating
May 9 Some template Islands do not load or loads blank Fixed
May 17 Anvil Rocket Launcher UI missing Fixed
May 12 Some props in the Agency Upper and Lower prefabs shown as blank tiles Fixed
April 29 Matchmaking not working or broken on some Creative maps Fixed
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
April 28 Physics not functioning properly on some skins after v20.20 update Fixed
April 26 Wu-Tang banner not showing up or missing Unacknowledged
April 28 Fortnite Mobile crashing after Chapter 3 Season 2 update Unacknowledged
April 28 Split-screen black screen when opening map or quests Acknowledged
May 04 Wielding Lightsabers appear to fall under terrain when attacking Acknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
May 04 Channels getting reset when using the Elimination manager in Creative Mode Acknowledged
May 04 Omega Knight challenges appearing as ‘completed’ wrongly Acknowledged
May 05 Unable to place Traps immediately when pressing ‘place’ button Workaround
May 6 Unavailable on iOS Available via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Workaround)
May 7 Showing Epic account name instead of console name Unacknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
May 10 Players getting ESP-BUIMET-003 error while connecting to servers Unacknowledged
May 13 90/45 FPS settings missing and performance issues on Android Acknowledged
May 16 Water appears to be floating on ground in several locations Acknowledged
May 17 ‘Cloud Download Failure’ error Fixed
May 18 Players winning Victory Royale in Arena are not granted Hype until final elimination Investigating

Service Outage

Fortnite servers do go down at times in different parts of the world. Interestingly, Fortnite shut down its servers in China last month on November 15. As a result, players from the region are now unable to log in to the game.

Hereby, we will also be updating the tracker when the servers go down and are back up.

Fortnite outage tracker
Date Outage information
Dec. 30 Fixed
Jan. 22 Fixed
Jan. 28 Fixed
Feb. 02 Fixed
Feb. 15 Fixed
Date Outage information
Apr. 21 Fixed
May 6 Fixed
May 10 Acknowledged
Other developments and announcements

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Anurag Chawake

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.