Questions tagged [fortnite-battle-royale]

A 2017 battle royale game, developed by Epic Games for Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and iOS. Use this tag for both the standalone game and the mode within the full Fortnite game.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
17
votes
1answer
22k views

How to copy Fortnite onto another PC?

I have Fortnite installed on my friend's PC, and want to play on my own PC. I copied the Epic games folder to my PC. I clicked on Epic game launcher but nothing happens. I'd like to avoid a 20 GB ...
13
votes
2answers
10k views

What is this hash/checksum number in the top left corner in fortnite?

I'm watching a live stream where a guy is playing Fortnite, and there is some kind of hash or checksum vaguely visible in the top left corner (circled in red): Here is a close up (sorry it's not the ...
12
votes
1answer
7k views

What counts as outliving another player in Fortnite?

I used to have a quest named "Outlive X players" (for this example let's use 300). Normally, outlive would mean surviving to another player in any way (like killing them or running away). However, ...
10
votes
2answers
28k views

How long can I be AFK on Fortnite before getting banned?

I want to know if like, maybe I have to use the toilet in the middle of Fortnite Battle Royale, and I go AFK for a couple minutes, how long can I stay AFK before getting perm banned?
10
votes
3answers
13k views

How does 'bloom' work?

I was recently playing Fortnite/watchingsome videos, and a lot of people are referring to 'bloom'. I have googled and found some information on it, but I am a little confused on how its implemented. ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

Why do so many players like to start at Tilted Towers?

Why do so many players drop at Tilted Towers in Battle Royal mode? Why not start somewhere else so you have to fight less?
8
votes
1answer
13k views

What does “thanking the bus driver” do?

I was gone on vacation, when I came back , and checked fortnite, in a battle, there were so many Player X has thanked the bus driver at the start of a game. Does this do anything if I thank the ...
8
votes
4answers
8k views

Can I play/practice Fortnite's Battle Royale locally?

Is it possible to be play Battle Royale in some sort of local environment? I'm not too great at some aspects of the game and would like to practice in my own time and pace and not worry about a ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

Does the battle bus honking signify anything?

In Fortnite, every time I place a marker on the map before dropping, the bus will honk. For some reason, every time I jump when it honks, I will have an almost perfect drop. This happening many times ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Where does the term “thirsting” come from?

After having played Fortnite Battle Royale for a while, I have heard the term "thirsting" come up numerous times. It's typically used when playing in squads, where the act of "thirsting" is killing a ...
7
votes
2answers
524 views

Other players deploying glider later than mine in Fortnite BR?

Problem: In Fortnite Battle Royale, after I deploy from the battle bus, I dive throughout the air until I automatically deploy the glider. However, I see some other players that are lower than me, ...
7
votes
3answers
19k views

How to force Fortnite to use Easy Anti-Cheat instead of BattlEye?

I'm asking this because I always have to restart my laptop to disable virtualization, otherwise Fortnite won't get pass the BattlEye loading thingy. I read in some Fortnite update blog post that they ...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

What are the flags/banners on the hills for?

I haven't played Fortnite Battle Royale for a while and hopped onto it yesterday. There has been a few changes since I last played but one that I can't seem to work out are the banners on top of the ...
6
votes
1answer
737 views

Do my items drop when I quit?

I'm wondering if items drop when you quit in Fortnite Battle Royale. I want to know if your items drop when you randomly decide to quit, and when you're knocked, and you quit before you run out of ...
6
votes
3answers
85k views

Can you play Fornite on PS4 without PlayStation Plus?

Can you play Fornite on PS4 without PlayStation Plus? If so, how do you do it?
6
votes
1answer
151 views

What are the criteria for the Battle Pass “eliminate enemy in place” challenges?

After purchasing the Battle Pass, I unlocked several challenges. Some of these were "Eliminate Enemies in (Dusty, Retail, Greasy, Tomato etc.)" What are the criteria for this? If you snipe a ...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

Why should or shouldn't you kill a knocked opponent?

When watching fortnite streamers who like to duo or go in squads, I often see some of the better players not immediately killing the enemies that they have knocked. What's their reason for not ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Can you have a draw in Fortnite?

I was looking at a few questions about PUBG on this site, and from questions I've seen, matches cannot end in a tie. Now I am wondering, is it the same for Fortnite? Can two people both get Victory ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Why is movement in Fortnite called “rotations”?

The word 'rotations' is being thrown around all the time. Why is it called "rotations"/"rotating"?
5
votes
1answer
11k views

Does the friend XP Boost in Fortnite stack with how many players you have?

Part of the battle pass rewards for Fornite include "10% friend XP boost". If I have 3 friends that have this, will I gain 30% more xp? Or would it be applied 10%, 10%, 10% and increase it by more? ...
5
votes
1answer
393 views

Is there bullet drop on any other gun besides sniper rifles?

There are currently three sniper rifles: Heavy sniper Bolt action sniper Semi-auto sniper At great distances each of the above will experience some form of bullet drop. What about other, non-sniper ...
5
votes
2answers
18k views

What tick rate are the Fortnite servers using?

I have been playing Fortnite quite a bit, and noticed there is sometimes lag between progress bar's finishing and actions completing (moving too soon and interrupting a potion, etc). I was curious as ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Dealing with campers in Fortnite

I am quite the rushy style of people. However, the safest metagame at the moment would be to build a huge tower, hide in there and wait for the zone to shrink, then rince and repeat. They peek very ...
5
votes
1answer
327 views

Comparison between the different vehicles in Fortnite -Battle Royale?

There are now three vehicles in Fortnite. The Shopping Cart, ATK and Quad-Crasher. I would like to compare them in several tasks. First off, without any boosts on a flat surface, which one is fastest ...
5
votes
3answers
49k views

How does aim assist work in Fortnite on console?

On PS4 and Xbox One, there is an option in the Fortnite settings for aim-assist. Will it have a major impact if I turn it off? Also, I would like to know how aim assist works in Fortnite.
5
votes
5answers
18k views

“Unsupported Graphics Card” in Epic Games Launcher (GTX 1080)

I'm trying to play Fortnite on my PC but it does not work. When I install the Epic Games Launcher (I'm on Windows 10) it throws the error: There is a problem with your graphics card. Please ensure ...
4
votes
1answer
35k views

What are the item rarity colors in Fortnite?

While playing Fortnite Battle Royale, I’ve seen weapons come in different colors to indicate rarity (white, purple, orange, etc). What are the item rarity colors in Fortnite? What rank does each ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

What is a “Supply Llama” in Fortnite?

For Fortnite Battle Royale, one of my weekly challenges for week one (Free Pass) is to Search a Supply Llama. Does that mean that there other types of Llamas? The only one I know and only seen is ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

PS4 Fortnite expects me to have a mouse - where can I change this?

Today when I'm in Fortnite game type select or the lobby, a mouse pointer appears in the top left-hand corner and the controller doesn't work. I gave in plugged in a mouse and tried to find where the ...
4
votes
1answer
96 views

XBOX One - Microsoft Family Accounts

I might need a little hand-holding here. I have two boys who bought an Xbox One on which they both use my Xbox/Microsoft account (I don't actually play, just used to set the console up for them) to ...
4
votes
1answer
779 views

What are the differences between weapons of the same type in Fortnite Battle Royale?

In Fortnite Battle Royale, there are different classes of weapons such as SMG, AR, Shotguns, Sniper rifles, etc. I understand the difference between these classes of weapons, but I don't understand ...
4
votes
1answer
15k views

Do Fortnite V-Bucks Purchases Save on All Platforms?

So I'm thinking of buying some V-Bucks on Fortnite, Battle Royale mobile. Do the purchases save cross platform?
4
votes
1answer
94 views

What is Solo Showdown in Fortnite?

I have played Solo Showdown before, BUT i dont see the diffrence between that and Solo? The description says that its for "high skill players". Why? It looks the same as Solo. What is Solo ...
4
votes
3answers
9k views

How do you set markers on items in Fortnite Battle Royale on Xbox?

In the recent Season 8 update, the ability to place markers on items, such as guns, meds, etc... has been added. I have tried to use this feature, but I cannot seem to find out how to use it. You ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Do Battle Royale item spawns rely on location?

I encountered somebody in voice chat who was talking about how different areas were good or bad for loot, so I wondered if there was any truth to that. It seems that the loot chests randomly spawn in ...
3
votes
1answer
289 views

What is the pumpkin rocket ammo/weapon in Fortnite BR?

I watched a few videos and a saw a strange weapon. It looked like a rocket launcher with an explosive pumpkin as its rocket ammo. It works exactly like the normal one. I even heard that people can ...
3
votes
3answers
7k views

Is there any punishment for leaving a game?

One sensible reason to quit early is when the player is downed in the co-operative modes, after the teammates have announced that they won't be able to revive this player.
3
votes
1answer
488 views

Gun in Fortnite jamming?

So i’ve Been playing Fortnite and I’m an advid fan of the Scar, whenever I come across one I always switch out what I have for it. But all the sudden last night it started shooting random spurts of ...
3
votes
1answer
939 views

Weird kill indications in Fortnite BR

So ive recently noticed in Fortnite Battle Royale that I see some rather strange text that appears where it says how Players where eliminated, when... : Player X has eliminated Player Y However, I ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Save The World / Battle Royale skins; are they interchangeable?

I recently bought the Save The World standard edition and I was curious as to whether or not the heroes earned there are playable in Battle Royale. For instance, I just started grinding out some of ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How much splash range does the RPG have in Fortnite?

Sometimes I feel like I am super far away from the RPG blast but still get hit. What range would I have to be, away from the explosion, to take 0 damage?
3
votes
1answer
6k views

How to include duo partner audio on my twitch stream from Xbox One

I'm trying to setup my son's Xbox One to stream on Twitch (Fortnite) and it mostly seems to be working. He can stream and with his headset you can hear his audio. What he can't figure out and I am ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the rarity for the various loot spawns in Fortnite?

There are multiple loot rarities in Fortnite: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary. What is the percentage rarity for loot of each level to spawn in Fortnite?
3
votes
3answers
13k views

Is there a way to practice with weapons and buildings in Fortnite: Battle Royale? [duplicate]

I'd love to practice building structures or practicing with weapons without worrying about dying before I get a chance to use said weapons. The problem is, I don't see a way to "practice" in ...
3
votes
3answers
164 views

What is the maximum amount of shells you can carry at once?

In games of Fortnite, streamers such as Ninja often get the maximum amount of medium ammunition possible to carry, and light bullets as well. Does anybody know the maximum amount of shells you can ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Purchases on fortnite mobile not transferring to PS4 [duplicate]

I bought a lot of vbucks on mobile. I even bought the battle pass and a few skins and dances (on mobile). I also have a ps4 account which has the exact same username as my mobile. I linked my account ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Is there a way to disable auto-run in Fortnite on iOS?

Since the Season 4 update, the auto-run feature can be enabled by holding down and dragging the left movement control. Personally, this has caused a few accidents, like when I'm trying to silently ...
3
votes
3answers
11k views

Failed to initialize BattlEye Service in Fortnite

I installed Fortnite, and then Windows Update tells me it needs to restart to install Windows 10 Build 17083, so I restart my PC and the update successfully installs, but the thing is - when I run ...
2
votes
1answer
296 views

Is there a way to add a person who killed you as a friend?

While playing Fortnite Battle Royale, I have seen many good players that kill me, and I always want to add them as a friend, so they could carry me. Most of these people are already friends with my ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

Patched Windows boot loader detected (#1)

When I try to run Fortnite, this shows up: This happened after I did some changes to the Windows features, but the same thing happens even after I undo everything I changed.