Epic Games had announced earlier the release of Patch V.2.4.0 for Fortnite: Battle Royale but in a subsequent post, the game studio said the update will be delayed.
The patch was originally intended to roll out no later than Feb. 1, however, Epic took to Twitter a few hours following its earlier bulletin and informed Fortnite fans of the update's delayed arrival. It appears that more bugs and issues need to be resolved in the free-to-play game that forced the developer to push back the deployment of the update.
"The release of Patch V.2.4.0 has been delayed so we can further improve stability and hammer out some remaining bugs. Once we have an updated ETA, we'll be sure to let you know," Epic Games said on its Twitter post.
The same message is found on Patch V.2.4.0 release notes that the company shared when it first announced the update.
The main reason behind the release of Patch V.2.4.0 was to address the technical glitches that have been plaguing Fortnite players for some time now. Epic has acknowledged that frustrations currently run high among the gamers and further compounded by the recent server downtime. Just to ease the tensions, the studio vowed to give out rewards.
As if following through on its word, Epic revealed the upcoming patch shortly. Among the highlights of the promised bumps is the addition of a new weapon called Minigun.
Efficiently eliminate your enemies with the new Minigun in our v2.4.0 Patch planned for Feb 1! *Forts Beware*
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 31, 2018
The video clip that accompanied the Minigun's introduction via Twitter seems to indicate a game-changing addition that will redefine not only the Fortnite battlefield but also for its overall gameplay. The tease, however, that Epic has allowed so far did not unmask the full features and capabilities packed with the new weapon.
More Feature Bumps And Key Bug Fixes
Also stuffed with Patch V.2.4.0 are a number of feature upgrades that Epic thankfully detailed on the update notes. A few of the notable changes include the adjustment of the drop rate of the legendary suppressed pistol.
Gamers will also have the option of flipping the controller in autorun mode once the update becomes official. For those in the PC and Mac platforms, there will be an easy access to the 3D resolution slider as part of the update.
In terms of bug fixes, Epic said the "audio cue issue" will be resolved once the patch is installed, which will minimize the likelihood of game crashes. However, there's no solution yet for the building anomalies that some players have complained about.
Epic Games has admitted that Patch V.2.4.0 for the Fortnite: Battle Royale will not make this particular problem disappear, indicating that a resolution on the matter is still a work in progress.