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So Console Fortnite Is BROKEN Again… (Fortnite PS4 + Xbox – New Update)

February 12, 2020

Hey what is going on guys, in this video today
we’re gonna be going over Fortnite update 11.50 but not really the update itself, moreso
about the wide array of negative effects the update has had on the game so far especially
for console players. So update 11.50 was actually pretty hyped
up for 2 main reasons. First off it was always planned to be the
last update of chapter 2 season 1, and historically the final updates in a season have frequently
been pretty game changing. But the even bigger aspect of this update
that people were excited about and maybe a bit nervous for was the implementation of
the new chaos physics engine into the game. When we got the announcement that it was going
to be added in this update, a lot of people started speculating about the impact it would
have on the game. Some people started posting videos showing
how it worked in other games with like these crazy building collapse animations, there
was speculation that it was going to totally change how box fighting worked, you had some
optimists hoping it would improve the general smoothness of the game, the hype was pretty
crazy to say the least. However, when it was finally implemented into
the game it changed…pretty much nothing. You probably wouldn’t even notice any difference
at all unless you looked super hard. However, after the update was released players
started experiencing a bunch of different problems in Fortnite. And many people believe the new engine is
the most likely root cause that’s leading to most of these problems. So without further ado, let’s get into whats
going wrong since the release of the update. Alright so probably the biggest issue that
a lot of players have been experiencing since 11.50 was released are increases to things
like ping, input delay, and packet loss as well as a decrease to FPS. It’s funny because on the day the update was
released I immediately went to twitter to read the patch notes. And what I saw when I started scrolling down
my timeline was “Why is my ping randomly so high right now” “Is anybody else getting way
lower FPS than normal” “Why am I getting 40% packet loss in creative”, so I was like “welp
that’s definitely not a good sign.” Now I wanna make it clear that connection
issues like the ones I just mentioned randomly occurring after an update isn’t totally unheard
of. It seems like maybe once every 2-3 months,
a new update that gets released will for some unknown reason cause FPS/connection issues
for a chunk of players. But usually the amount of players effected
is relatively small, and they typically all have the same issue whether that be high ping,
low FPS, whatever. But after update 11.50 it not only seems like
a lot more people than normal are impacted by this, but also it seems like everyone is
being affected in a different way. I gave you a preview of that by mentioning
some of the random tweets I saw, but let me actually read off two or three of the numerous
popular reddit posts that discuss some of the various issues people are having. Here’s one titled “Since this last update
this game feels absolutely terrible.” “Idk what they did man if it’s the chaos engine
or whatever but my ping in creative and in game has skyrocketed so bad to the point that
I can’t double edit like I used to. I am getting mad frame drops and bad input
delay. This game feels the worst it’s ever felt before.” Here’s another post titled “console is so
bad ever since 11.50” and it says “For Any other Console Players is this affecting you
too? I’m getting Stutters Every second, Random
1000 ping spikes, when you play creative sensitivity feels hellah fast and everything u do is delayed
by a second, and the friends list is bugged it’s so hard to invite ppl for zonewars”
And here’s a different post with a similar title that says “Ever since the new update
my packet loss has been significantly higher,,, and my fps being already capped at 60 as I
am playing on an Xbox is now sitting at around 30 during box fights or if there’s numerous
enemies around me. Creative mode is the worst, I can’t even
practice my builds or aim if there’s too many targets, dummy’s or whatever else in
one area. To cap it all off, the macro and micro stutters
are beyond belief. I just don’t understand why epic won’t
do anything to help all the players complaining about this.” And in response to this thread, another user
pointed out that the act of phasing is something that directly leads to some of these major
stutters. He even attached a short little clip showcasing
that which I’ll show you guys right now. So these even though these issues do seem
to be a bigger deal on console, pc players are also being impacted as well, and it isn’t
one specific issue such as everybody has the same ping as before but now they have lower
FPS or vice versa. And what makes this really bad is that usually
what happens when Fortnite sees a lot of people having certain issues with a new update, is
that within about 24-48 hours they’ll release another much smaller update that fixes it. Everybody will download that, the problems
will go away, and just like that every thing will be back to normal. However at the time I’m making this video
it’s been about 6 full days since the release of 11.50, and we still haven’t heard a peep,
we don’t know if Fortnite is even aware of these issues, we don’t know if/when they plan
to fix them, heck we don’t know if they even know HOW to fix them. So even though I’m sure they eventually will,
since Fortnite stated that update 11.50 is going to be the last update of this season,
it may take until the 20th for that fix to actually be added into the game. So just be aware because I’ve gotten so many
questions about this, if your ping has been higher, or FPS has been lower, or you’re getting
more packet loss, or you feel like there’s more input delay, there’s a very good chance
it isn’t a problem with your internet or console, it’s a server issue that you can’t really
do anything about. And leave me a comment right now if you’ve
been dealing with any of these connection-based issues because I wanna see how common it really
is. So even though those various connection issues
were probably the most important negative side effect of 11.50 there are other a few
other things as well. The first is something that is absolutely
driving a lot of people crazy and for good reason. Not exactly sure what would cause this but
for some reason the double damage blue circle that pops up while farming materials randomly
stops working fairly frequently. Basically what will happen is the first time
you hit the circle it’ll give you the normal double damage and double materials, but then
it won’t move and when you continue to hit it it stops working. This is mainly a console issue based on what
I’ve been seeing but it apparently also is effecting a smaller amount of PC players. Luckily unlike the FPS/ping issues, Epic has
actually directly acknowledged this farming problem. On their trello board which is where they
announce which bugs and glitches they’re aware of and trying to fix they have a post titled
“Weak Point hits not always registering”, and they claim that it will be fixed in the
quote unquote “next update release.” But like I mentioned earlier, there’s at least
a decent chance that isn’t until the beginning of chapter 2 season 2. Another mainly console-only issue that players
have been dealing with involves the auto run feature, and just sprinting in general. I’ve seen some people say that autosprint
stops working for them after like 5 seconds no matter what, I’ve seen other people say
normally sprinting only works if they hold their analog stick at a specific angle, it
kinda seems like a disaster. So if you’re someone that’s been experiencing
sprint issues recently, don’t automatically assume it’s a problem with your controller
because I know that’s what people are going to do, there’s a good chance it’s a result
of the update. There have also been various issues regarding
boats since 11.50. Not only do they feel a little bit more clunky
now for whatever reason but players have been experiencing a variety of different glitches
when using boats that are kinda pretty funny. I’ll just show you guys 2 quick clips of what
I mean by that. So even though that was funny to watch, it’s
definitely not something that you would want to happen to you in any kind of an actual
game. So, I hope you guys enjoy this video and if
you watched the entire thing be sure to let me know with a comment down in the comment
section below. Have you experienced any of the issues that
we talked about in this video and if so which ones? Be sure to leave a like, leave a comment,
subscribe, turn on post notifications, do whatever the heck you want, and I, will catch
you guys next time!

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  • Reply TTV BryGuy_ February 11, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    First can I get pinned for the first time lol

  • Reply YoshiFN February 12, 2020 at 3:50 am

    I can't hit the target when I'm farming it's so annoying I just can't play if epic can't fix it it might be the end of fortnite

  • Reply Fortnite ثKingث February 12, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Not just console

  • Reply John Reaper February 12, 2020 at 3:54 am

    I can play this at 2x and understand what he’s saying like he talking normally 😑

  • Reply j_ vandy February 12, 2020 at 3:57 am

    I had to change my router settings which did help lag which was extremely bad. The pickaxe thing is BS and it’s driving me nuts

  • Reply Oilers4264 February 12, 2020 at 3:57 am

    They fixed the weak points I’m so happy

  • Reply Corbin Depew February 12, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Ever since this update my console experience is basically ruined. I’m putting down the sticks until this is fixed.

  • Reply Good Vibes February 12, 2020 at 4:01 am

    They should let us remove shadows and all that good stuff

  • Reply Lace ! February 12, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Bro I play on pc with Ethernet and I’m getting 50 ping now I can’t take walls 😭 I usually play 0-10 ping

  • Reply p0110loko February 12, 2020 at 4:06 am

    They only care about pc players. The game is broken in ps4. Like everyone else says here.

  • Reply sweatman5000 February 12, 2020 at 4:12 am

    You makes us console players proud.

  • Reply GalaxySZN February 12, 2020 at 4:14 am

    I went from a 10 – 0 ping player to 20 -30 in pubs

  • Reply feeney0213 February 12, 2020 at 4:17 am

    The farming bug is worse than that. It doesn't randomly stop working. More it randomly works every now and then and it feels like it gets worse the more you farm

  • Reply Squawkz February 12, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Solved. Go play another game

  • Reply vHectek February 12, 2020 at 4:17 am

    I've had all of these problems I hate it. I have recently stopped playing fortnite because of these problems

  • Reply Skibbity Bop February 12, 2020 at 4:18 am

    I think the game is better after todays update. They fixed the weak spot thing on Xbox so I’m happy

  • Reply Scizor 0402 February 12, 2020 at 4:19 am

    It’s also on PC

  • Reply Batlant February 12, 2020 at 4:22 am

    My pings is 120ms

  • Reply by carlos February 12, 2020 at 4:22 am

    i get 60 to 70 ping normally but right now getting 100+

  • Reply Baills February 12, 2020 at 4:25 am

    I had all of them so fuck you epic

  • Reply Ryan Berkin February 12, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Remove forced cross platform

  • Reply Javi Granados February 12, 2020 at 4:30 am

    I don’t think epic has moved to game to the new engine yet

  • Reply Bruce Lee February 12, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Low FPS

  • Reply Stny 420 February 12, 2020 at 4:31 am

    1000 plus ping and major input delays even worse on my xbox elite controller i had to switch back to a normal one to combat the major input delay

  • Reply Mike Gatlin February 12, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Play on ps4 and switch…ps4 is still alright switch is unbearable to play on now makes my brain wanna url.🤮

  • Reply Caleb Esquibel February 12, 2020 at 4:38 am

    My ping is at 40 to 50 whenever I join a game with multiple players and I have an Ethernet cable, plus my FPS is so garbage but one of the biggest issues thats actually affecting my gameplay is my aim assist which I’ve been debating if I even have it or not because that’s how bad it is

  • Reply Hunter Reget February 12, 2020 at 4:46 am

    It took them a week to fix the farming glitch on console too, and even today after the hot fix the game felt horrible. Playing squads earlier was a disaster and any fight we got into my frames just dropped completely and I could barely see what was going on….

  • Reply Aggro Matt February 12, 2020 at 4:47 am

    dude i play mouse and keyboard and recently i have been experincing issues with sprinting, i thought it was my keyboard and was pretty mad due to the fact i just bought it 2 weeks ago. Thank you for making this video you have saved me 40$.

  • Reply LxcidEdxZ February 12, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Me thinkin im good bc he sayn packet loss 40 he says random 1000 ping spikes i remember the other day i seen999 PING 800 PING.

  • Reply Monika Doki February 12, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Am chilling nothing has not happened to me or the update lol am lucky

  • Reply sonu kalra February 12, 2020 at 4:49 am

    People who got 60 ping before like and comment

  • Reply Brandon Pacheco February 12, 2020 at 4:53 am

    I got all of them

  • Reply Jacob Ingram February 12, 2020 at 4:54 am

    Bro the game feels absolutely terrible right now. I usually run 20-30 ping, but now its 50-60. Everything feels extremely slow. As much as I hate to say console players are furious and a lot are quitting.

  • Reply aussie kid February 12, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Iv been getting mad input delay ugh

  • Reply DJ Salazar February 12, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Yes it sucks cuz i love the game but its so unfair to play against pc players i think for the timebing the should add it too where ps4 and Xbox only play with other 60 fps players

  • Reply ツFaint February 12, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Can't hit blue circle

  • Reply Maximilianmus Thee great February 12, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Before the update i had 25-30 ping on my ps4 pro and now i have 85 ping

  • Reply Billabongesta February 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

    I cannot play on my Xbox console, because the game is so laggy! Every 3 seconds my character's position is drastically changed, and the screen gets stuck. Both in Solos, and creative. And I've downloaded the latest update. So sad.

  • Reply Kyle Campion February 12, 2020 at 5:11 am

    Im on Xbox and honestly the game feels the best it’s felt in such a long time, less lag and skipped frames everything feels smoother 🤷‍♂️

  • Reply Ditko D February 12, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Epic never fix fortnite for console players .. and now everybody have bay ps5 or PC

  • Reply ツFaint February 12, 2020 at 5:12 am

    I usually get 0 to 25 ping now I'm getting 50 and packet loss and + blue circle is bugged

  • Reply clapz February 12, 2020 at 5:12 am

    I have very so much input delay my FPS is 60 when usually 25 and blue spots are shit!!!!!

  • Reply STK DAE February 12, 2020 at 5:13 am

    The lag makes the game unplayable another issue is that when I have traps it puts the launch pads first even when I swap it

  • Reply Zora Yt February 12, 2020 at 5:16 am

    GronKy is the best YouTube he cares about all console players

  • Reply ツFaint February 12, 2020 at 5:16 am

    No it's the other way around for creative for me. I play high sensitivity but when I play box fights my sensitivity feels lower and I can't edit as fast as I use to, and I now have 50 ping in pubs and creative when I usually get 0 in creative and 25 in pubs.

  • Reply Logic February 12, 2020 at 5:19 am

    They better fix it before the 16th js🤷‍♂️

  • Reply Abudi Elzein February 12, 2020 at 5:19 am

    I have been getting trouble in save the world just being able to run and jump and swing my pickaxe not even able to open the options menua😥😥😥

  • Reply Sen Tomsen February 12, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Weapons disappear into the ground from fishing or opening supply drops…

  • Reply GangGreen_714 February 12, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Bro The game is stupid I’m Hitting the Blue Circle when I’m farming mats and it doesn’t work 😂😂😂😂 fucking lame ass fortnite
    I loved the game but it’s been ass recently. At least for ps4,Xbox
    My PC homies are gucci

  • Reply Dead Channel February 12, 2020 at 5:22 am

    Bring back season 1-4 at this point make it a separate game mode.bring back the old building mechanics and map with old guns but bugs fixed and allow graphics customisation for console.thats how Fortnite will be entertaining

  • Reply Reem Wertheim February 12, 2020 at 5:35 am

    I play on consule and that blue circle not working happened to me

  • Reply IMA_ GB_G0D February 12, 2020 at 5:35 am

    If you have packet loss you shouldn't even play fortnite 😂. It's more worse than having 100 ping. You will be teleporting ever where🤯

  • Reply Paca February 12, 2020 at 5:39 am

    New video on my channel guys

  • Reply Say Whatt?? February 12, 2020 at 5:42 am

    i changed my dns and everything trying to prevent the red x or yellow x randomly appearing during every game, ive been changing cords resetting routers and the whole time probably a fortnite issue, SMH at least my internet is ok, lol thanks for the great info!!

  • Reply Victor Cazacu February 12, 2020 at 5:47 am

    I normaly have 30ping but sometimes it jumps uo to 200-400

  • Reply Costa Ludus February 12, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Sprint issue and My game gets laggy when I’m in close box fights

  • Reply Net HawK February 12, 2020 at 5:56 am

    Switched to ApEx

  • Reply Kieranbrown February 12, 2020 at 5:58 am

    Hope the fix this before next season

  • Reply Winttage February 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

    My ping became 1000 now.

  • Reply jacob Perrizo February 12, 2020 at 6:10 am

    Well said , I’m having the same issues on Xbox.

  • Reply Adrijo 2004 February 12, 2020 at 6:12 am

    I can't hit that blue circel for farming:(

  • Reply Solar Noxy February 12, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Like this new chaos engine has really ruined the hole game. And this saterday and sunday there is a
    Ps4 celebrations cup. But that is probablly also ruined so….

  • Reply Thegoliath 609 February 12, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Since the new update, whenever I tried to use my keyboard and mouse on Xbox there’s a bunch of input delay whenever I’m near an opponent and when I’m playing in general

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  • Reply Daveon Monroe February 12, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Aye gronky can i ask you a question😪

  • Reply Eijiro Kirishima February 12, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Everyone complaining man, i swear Epic said there was gonna be bugs once moved to the new engine

  • Reply ArcsiX February 12, 2020 at 6:20 am

    I went from 10-30 ping to 50-60…
    And before the update i was playing on 220-240 fps but now i have like 90-150… ( Im on PC)

  • Reply nxs grinder February 12, 2020 at 6:21 am

    I usually play on Asia server but now I play on Europe server because I'm so lagging

  • Reply lyogital February 12, 2020 at 6:37 am

    I am just switching to GTA online now, am tired of this buggy stupid game….

  • Reply Zaiko Music February 12, 2020 at 6:43 am

    GronKy: Fortnite added more input lag
    Me: (laughs in ps4 k&m) Im already used to it

  • Reply Falcon Eshaan February 12, 2020 at 6:51 am

    The double circle thing is true af

  • Reply xxFi3LD_ FNBR February 12, 2020 at 6:55 am

    I have a ps4 pro and everything is excellent
    But surely doesn't feel as responsive as before

  • Reply Peach February 12, 2020 at 6:55 am

  • Reply D4sendi February 12, 2020 at 6:56 am

    I thought all the WiFi issues and the weak spot stuff was me thanks so much

  • Reply Curiosity YT February 12, 2020 at 6:56 am

    THANKKK YOUUUU i thought i was the only one i had to change settings because of it

  • Reply DonLee February 12, 2020 at 6:56 am

    Lol why yall still play this game

  • Reply Mike Shea February 12, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Do you make any positive video.

  • Reply Ben Novotny February 12, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Yes i’ve had random unplayable ping/ freezes with my network connected + open NAT on xbox

  • Reply Mxg3m4r _2004 February 12, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Anyone having insane spikes of ping rising and having random skips in fps causing their game to freeze for a split second, so frustrating when trying to have consistently good matches

  • Reply Nathan Kaczmarek February 12, 2020 at 7:08 am

    The packetloss is insane

  • Reply Savazz February 12, 2020 at 7:09 am

    I'm on ps4 and the majority of this problems happened to me too:/

  • Reply Andfyu February 12, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Have you?

  • Reply Manfred Nilsson February 12, 2020 at 7:09 am

    THE first boat Clip I experienced in arena

  • Reply Bandz7th 3sj February 12, 2020 at 7:10 am

    The farming one is soo annoying

  • Reply Riaan Veldman February 12, 2020 at 7:18 am

    I'm unfortunately one of those whom are experiencing every single issue you discussed since the update. Easy to see on ps4… input lag, ping spikes, major packet losses in creative, farming issue. The whole lot😪 Gona switch to COD. I'll check out the new season. Let's hold thumbs…

  • Reply Rebarring February 12, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Thought lag was my WiFi . Been resetting my router for no reason 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Reply Ryan Toohey February 12, 2020 at 7:23 am

    i don't even play this game anymore, but i still watch your videos to support you 🙂

  • Reply TheGamasphere February 12, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Yeah I get the Sprint lag it's very annoying

  • Reply JacobFN February 12, 2020 at 7:32 am

    My ping has been so much worse in pubs i get like 50 ping in pubs and 20 in creative.

  • Reply Zetsubou February 12, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Hey gronky can we play some time?

    My epic id is: TTV_Its_Zetsubou

  • Reply Gamerdude 1 February 12, 2020 at 7:42 am

    I have

  • Reply TYJT THE LEGEND February 12, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Yes the circle of destroying stuff is broken

  • Reply kumarr February 12, 2020 at 7:48 am

    I’ve been playing fortnite on geforce now with a controller since the update. I’m literally getting better performance on a streaming platform i use on my 7 year old mac than my ps4

  • Reply Tobias vdb February 12, 2020 at 8:00 am

    yep rip ps4 tournament

  • Reply Manifest Music February 12, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Farming is so fun I love hitting a tree 40 times and getting barely anything from it. Not to mention when I try to break players builds with my pickaxe and it takes 8 swings for metal ohhh how I love it so

  • Reply Slyyk February 12, 2020 at 8:03 am

    This FPS Problem is really Tilting me I should be getting well over 200 FPS But now I’m getting 60-100 ON PC 💀

  • Reply Wingo Froze February 12, 2020 at 8:03 am

    It’s hilarious that you spoke on the mini update and i was downloading as you said it 😂

  • Reply AfterVibes February 12, 2020 at 8:16 am

    One of the biggest problems on console rn is that when you are pickaxing something the blue cirlce barely ever works…

  • Reply Pro Ryan February 12, 2020 at 8:25 am

    After the update I went from 60 ping to 100 and i went in raiders edit course and I was on 30 fps

  • Reply KARMA13 February 12, 2020 at 8:25 am

    My FPS gets around 10-30 in creative

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