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.

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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 ...
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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.
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How to unlink epic games to then link to my actual account?

OK so my son played fortnite on xbox and did not link his Epic Games account and now he is not connected to a new EG account and his Nintendo switch progress is not coming through, he is effectively ...
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Can I purchase v-bucks on my phone then have them transfer to my switch once they are bought?

Can I purchase v-bucks on my mobile phone then have it transfer to my switch too so while using the same linked account on both.
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Voice chat comes out of wrong output in fortnite

While playing Fortnite, I have two audio devices that can output audio. My laptop, and my monitor. My laptop is plugged over HDMI to the monitor. Problem is, I dont want to use the monitor for sound,...
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How can I see my ping in Fortnite BR?

Sometimes I feel like I am rubber banding/lagging on Fortnite, but I am unable to find a setting in the main menu for additional stats/net stats. How can I see my ping in Fortnite BR?
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How is fall damage calculated in Fortnite Battle Royale?

Does fall damage only affect your health, and not shield? Approximately how far do I have to fall to die?
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How to go up or down with helicopter in fortnite on Mac?

I can't find controls to elevate when flying with helicopter. I googled it without any luck. How to elevate and land on MacOs?
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Is it possible to remove the link to the Support-a-Creator feature?

A few days ago, I entered a Creator ID for the Fortnite Share the Love event and bought an item to get the free wrap in the 7.40 patch update. Now, I don't want to support a creator anymore. I tried ...
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Why can some game updates be applied automatically and some require download? [closed]

I am thinking of Fortnite specifically but I’m sure other games have the same concept. Throughout each season many things can change (guns added/removed, map changes, etc.) without needing to download ...
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How do I use a headset with 3.5mm jack on my PS4 while using a mouse & keyboard?

I want to use my mouse and keyboard on PS4, but not sure how I would use my headset. I saw someone that used a multi port and a usb headset but I would rather use the ones I have. Can I use my ...
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How do medals and medal punchcard work?

Is there any sort of strategy I should be doing to gain the most efficient EXP out of the medal punchcards? What are the best medals for earning EXP? Does it matter what medal is earned at each ...
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Where is the build instantly option for Builder Pro on xbox one?

In Fortnite Battle Royale, all of the of the good console players use the Builder Pro settings or something similar. All of these players build very quickly, and I have heard them mention the Build ...
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What exactly does “online” mean in the Fortnite friend list?

I was wondering what "Online" actually means. It seems to me as though people waiting in lobby are "BATTLE ROYALE LOBBY n/4", and people in a game are "PLAYING BR .." but what is "Online"? Launcher ...
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What is the chance that a chest spawns in fortnite BR?

Title says it all - looking for the spawn rate of chests. Not the contents, the chest itself.
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Fortnite 0xc0000078b - Win64 Shipping Error - Normaliz.dll

I tried updating Fortnite, and now it wont work and gives me an error Fortnite 0xc0000078b - Win64 Shipping Error - Normaliz.dll How can I fix this? I tried "Verifying" the game, but that didnt help?...
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Fill or no Fill on Playground?

I was playing by myself on playground, first time I played I was fairly excited even though I was on my own. However after the first round, I noticed that The No Fill changed to Fill. Problem is, I ...
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How to disable mute on focus lost?

"Mute on focus lost" means that a program is muted when it is not the topmost, i.e. the focused window. The game loads nearly instantly on my computer and I have to wait relatively long for the other ...
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How do I find my associated EpicGames account details?

I recently started playing Fortnite on the Xbox, and as well as the PC. I currently have 2 separate accounts, 1 for PC and 1 for xbox. I know the email/password I use for my PC account. With Fortnite ...
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FORTNITE: Always a connection error on the first try

Whenever I play FORTNITE (Battle Royale), it fails to join a game on the first try. On the second try, it succeeds. I get to the load screen, and the progress bar doesn't move. Finally, after a ...
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Black screen when Fortnite has to load a fully new screen. Is this a bug or a server error?

Ever since yesterday afternoon, I have been experiencing a fully black screen when the entire screen turns black and loads for a second or two and then I can see again. This might not be terrible but ...
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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 ...
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What happens when I gift someone a Battle pass who already owns it (fortnite BR)?

If I try to gift a Battle Pass to a friend who already has one, will I lose V-Bucks and that person won't receive the Battle Pass or will I even be able to send the gift?
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Do I need an online subscription to play Fortnite on Xbox or PS4? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me if I need to purchase the online subscription in order to download and play Fortnite on Xbox? It's for my children. I will purchase either the XBOX or PS4. Also am I capable of ...
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How is it possible to open your glider without using a launch pad?

I just ended a game Soaring 50's in Fortnite. I was shooting the ramp that a team mate was running on so he would fall and get knocked down. But out of nowhere he opened his glider and just flew away ...
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What are good settings for Fortnite beginners? [closed]

Im just starting to play Fortnite and I want to know what settings I should use for sensitivity, building, etc. YOU DO NOT, have to give me a full essay on your Fortnite settings. Just give me good ...
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Do people earn health when they get a kill in the Scavenger Pop Up Cup in Fortnite?

I have noticed that I do a lot of damage to the person (e.g. I shot a player with a grey SMG 5 times for 17 damage each; the guy had no shield), but when they kill me, they have WAY more health than ...
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Do you have to be spectating the win in Fortnite for it to count under Profile stats?

In a squad or duo game, if I leave the game and my team wins will it be counted? Or do I have to stay in the game and see the Winner Victory for it to be counted?
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Fortnite: How to find and join a specific Creative Mode map?

In Fortnite there was a map I was playing on for a while called BHE 1v1 Build Fights that was really good for practicing. Since one can easily die quickly in a build fight, and it takes maybe 20 ...
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How do I stretch my resolution on xbox one for Fortnite?

Recently, I have been attempting to stretch my resolution on Fortnite Battle Royale, but I do not seem able to do it. I know it is in the settings somewhere, and I have tried to look for it. Does ...
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Can an ATK outrun the destruction of a structure, while still building up?

I was wondering if you could drive an ATK, or a quad crasher for that matter, faster than a single ramp can be destroyed. Take this example: You're driving an ATK up and the passenger is building a ...
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Can I sign in to console versions of Fortnite with my Mobile or PC accounts?

I play Fortnite on mobile and PC, but I am going to the game cave soon (a place with Xboxes and PS4s). On mobile I sign in with Google, and on my computer I sign in with my Epic Games account. My ...
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Laptop overheating causing frame drops in Fortnite

I have an HP laptop with an Intel core i7-7500u @2.7ghz-2.9ghz, 8gb ram, Intel hd graphics 620 and a 60hz screen. I have been experiencing overheating and frame drops while playing Fortnite on this ...
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Fortnite not working after update for Season 5

I have been playing Fortnite since Season 3, but never had any error related to the permissions to access game files. However, after the Season 5 update, I have been having issues in launching the ...
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How can I fix Fortnite iOS stuttering/freezing/lag?

Sometimes when I play Fortnite on my iPhone X the framerate will get really low, sometimes to the point where it will freeze for a few seconds between frames. Any ideas how to resolve? It didn't do ...
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Fortnite does your tier reset or lock after the end of the season?

I purchased the season 3 pass and am currently at tier 85. I would like to know if I keep my current tier progression even after the season is over. Will I still be able to unlock the last skin of ...
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What does linking my Xbox live account to my EpicGames account do?

I recently started playing Fortnite on the PC and XBox one. I have 2 separate accounts for the games, but bought the battle pass for the Xbox one. The PC and XBox one accounts use different email ...
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Weapon Damage By Rarity in Battle Royale

There are rarity levels for the weapons in the game, I am wondering how much of a difference there is in damage between the rarity for each weapon?
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How do I view the medal punchcards in Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 2 Season 1?

How do I view the medal punchcards? I want to know what I have to do in order to get them, but I don't know how to open them up.
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What can I get out of fishing?

I spent quite a while in Team Rumble just fishing in essentially any body of water that was in the circle. The majority of my items were Small Fry, Rusty Cans, and small amounts of building materials....
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Is a (Dedicated) 4mbps line good enough for PS4?

Where I live, Internet services are very expensive and unfortunately I can't get the speeds people usually seem to have in America for a good price if at all they exist here. I've already tried using ...
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Does Fortnite Account Merge Reset Stats?

I'm sure some of you may be aware that Fortnite has FINALLY given us a way to merge our accounts. However, I wish to know if our stats will be reset in the event I create a new Username/Account and ...
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Is it possible to disable compass?

I don't yet see value for the compass in solo play and I have disabled every other non-essential, persistent HUD element in the game. Even though the HUD options are extensive, turning off compass ...
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Start Fortnite Windowed?

I want to be able to start Fortnite windowed before launching so I'm assuming there will be a setting in a local file somewhere that tells the game if it should launch fullscreen or windowed but I can'...
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If I buy V-Bucks, can I use them on other devices? [duplicate]

If I buy V-Bucks on my mobile, will they be saved on my Switch and PS4 too? Or if I buy them on Switch, will they save on my mobile and PS4 too?
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Use controller on fortnite when window is not focused [duplicate]

I have the problem that I have to share my pc with my sister. We usually manage to use it at the same time when one of us is playing a game using a controller and the other one is doing something ...
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How do I invite my friends to my lobby in Fortnite Mobile?

I want to invite my friends to Fortnite Mobile, but there is no invite link to invite my friends. My device is an iPad Air 2.
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Better game performance in Fortnite on Windows 8.1 vs Windows 10?

I have noticed a strange issue when playing Fortnite on different Operating Systems with the same hardware. With Windows 10 installed, my CPU load is 100%, the gameplay is sluggish and suffers from ...
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Does Battle Royale and Save The World share any cosmetics or microtransactions?

Does Fortnite Battle Royale or Fortnite Save The World share any cosmetics or microtransactions? If I buy skins, dances, or pickaxes in Battle Royale, can I use them in Save the World?
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Can shield cap the damage you take?

I know you can kill someone with full health and shield in one shot with a sniper rifle headshot for example, and the damage trap does 150 damage. However, I've also heard the hit number has a special ...