4 Problems Fortnite Players Run Into That Can Be Fixed (And 4 That Can’t Be Fixed)

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4 Problems Fortnite Players Run Into That Can Be Fixed (And 4 That Can’t Be Fixed)

Fortnite Battle Royale is a very complex game and it takes a long time to learn the mechanics properly. However, even some of the most experienced players sometimes run into trouble.

Fortunately, there are solutions to the many issues players are experiencing in Fortnite. Most of the time, this comes down to using the proper strategy to play the game. Unfortunately, some may also require changing some habits.

On the other hand, players run into some problems from time to time that have no solution. Fortunately, most of these problems rarely occur, so you don’t have to worry about them.


The 4 most frequent problems encountered by Fortnite players

1) Having too many bots in games

Running into too many bots in your Fortnite lobbies is a common problem.  (Image via Epic Games)
Running into too many bots in your Fortnite lobbies is a common problem. (Image via Epic Games)

With the release of Chapter 2, Epic Games decided to add bots to Fortnite Battle Royale. Players have mixed feelings about this, but it’s actually a very useful addition for new players.

Unfortunately, some believe that they have too many bots in their lobbies. While this is a good problem as it makes it easier to get wins, it can also be very frustrating. Once you get better at the game, the bots are no longer a challenge and you want to play against real players to fully experience the game.

If you get too many bots in your lobbies, you need to start winning more games or switch your teammates. If one of your teammates is a beginner, they will be placed in low level lobbies that have 50+ bots.


2) Die to the storm

Many players die before the storm because they make bad decisions.  (Image via Epic Games)
Many players die before the storm because they make bad decisions. (Image via Epic Games)

The purpose of the storm in Fortnite is to prevent players from camping and drive all survivors to a small area at the end of the game.

The storm damages players and can take them out if they aren’t careful. Some players spend too much time in the storm and that’s why they fail to win games. If the storm becomes a problem for you, you should change your looting strategy and pay attention to the storm countdown.

Whenever you are looting, you should keep the storm countdown in your mind and start moving before it reaches zero. Also, try to land closer to the center of the map. By doing this, you increase the chance of being in the safe zone.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 allows players to ride animals, so if you’re in a hurry, jump on one and move to the safe zone much faster! Also, you can use cars, cracks and other mobility items.


3) Running out of mats

Fortnite building is key to success, so make sure you grab mats early in the game.  (Image via Epic Games)
Fortnite building is key to success, so make sure you grab mats early in the game. (Image via Epic Games)

The building mechanic is what sets Fortnite Battle Royale apart from other games in the same genre. It’s a big reason why the game has become so big, as it’s so unique.

Although building is also what separates the good players from the bad, everyone equally enjoys it and is frustrated by it.

Building isn’t possible without materials, so if you run out of them, you’re doing something wrong. Each chest you open drops one of three building materials, but you’ll need to harvest them early in the game if you want to rely on building.

Ideally, you should have at least 500 of each material before you hit the top 10. Metal, of course, is the most valuable and strongest material, so you’ll want to save it for important fights.

Unfortunately, collecting materials is sometimes very boring, but eventually you will find out which items give the most materials per hit. Also, it’s important to note that Arena mode, as well as most other competitive modes, have higher pickup rates.


4) Not having proper weapons

It is important to carry different types of weapons in your inventory.  (Image via Epic Games)
It is important to carry different types of weapons in your inventory. (Image via Epic Games)

Ideally, each inventory in the game should have three different weapons and one or two healing items. The objective of the game is to be the only survivor, and there is no better way to survive than by eliminating other players.

You want to have Close Range Weapons, Medium Range Weapons, and Long Range Weapons in your inventory. These would be an assault rifle, a submachine gun or shotgun, and a sniper rifle.

Many players get frustrated when they can’t properly fight their enemies, so having a diverse loadout is important.


4 Fortnite Problems Players Can’t Do Anything About

1) Meet cheaters

Unfortunately, many players try to cheat in the game.  (Image via Epic Games)
Unfortunately, many players try to cheat in the game. (Image via Epic Games)

From time to time, you will come across cheaters using software like the aimbot or abusing glitches to gain an unfair advantage. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about it, as you’ll likely be eliminated by those players.

Epic Games consider cheating to be a prohibited offense in Fortnite Battle Royale, so if you run into this issue, be sure to report the player that they were cheating.


2) Play against much tougher players

Some Fortnite players don't consider matchmaking fair.  (Image via Epic Games)
Some Fortnite players don’t consider matchmaking fair. (Image via Epic Games)

With the release of Chapter 2, Epic Games added skill-based matchmaking to Fortnite Battle Royale. The goal of this matchmaking system is to match players of the same skill level and have them play against each other.

Unfortunately, many players cheat this system to get less skilled opponents and there is nothing that can be done to counter this.

Also, the video game has cross-platform matchmaking enabled, which means that console players will be going up against PC players, but also mobile players. Epic Games has tried to tweak the matchmaking system, but it’s far from perfect.


3) Downtimes

The Black Hole is the most famous Fortnite downtime.  (Image via Epic Games)
The Black Hole is the most famous Fortnite downtime. (Image via Epic Games)

Every time there is a new Fortnite update, Epic Games shuts down the servers and players have to wait for them to come back up. This usually takes an hour or two, but one downtime lasted more than a day.

The Black Hole, which appeared after “The End” event in Chapter 1, was the most famous downtime the game has ever had. Players were unable to access the game because the black hole covered the entire screen for almost two days.

In these situations, there is nothing players can do but wait for the downtime to end.


4) Disconnect

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Unfortunately, some players are experiencing connection issues while playing Fortnite Battle Royale. If your Internet connection is fine, then there is nothing you can do about it.

Fortunately, the game does not go offline often as Epic Games have stable servers. However, they sometimes go down for a few seconds, which is enough for the game to break.

If you play Fortnite every day, this is not a big deal. But it can definitely be very frustrating when you get disconnected while being one of the last five survivors!


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