A hard blow for buyers of the new generation of consoles: Fortnite tournaments and competitions will not be playable on these new devices when they are released. Epic Games, however, clarified that the problem is under investigation and will be resolved as soon as possible.
On paper, Epic Games had everything planned for Fortnite’s transition to next-gen consoles. Increase in the quality of graphics, new effects, gift to celebrate the next-gen…Except the competitive branch, which seems to have gone by the wayside! The publisher indeed announced Monday evening that the tournaments in the “competitions” tab will be outright inaccessible for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S players.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S will be unable to compete in tournaments temporarily as we work on addressing some issues we found in testing. We'll let you know when these consoles will be able to access tournaments. Arena playlists will still be available.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) November 9, 2020
Fortnite No Competitions for Next-Gen Consoles till when?
Luckily, the arrival of the new consoles comes when Fortnite’s competitive schedule is at a standstill. The Fortnite Champion Series as well as the online DreamHack Open are behind us, and apart from a few cash cups and fun tournaments in collaboration with Marvel, competitors won’t have much to eat during the news release week. consoles.
Epic Games should in any case solve this major problem very quickly, which is detrimental both to its game and to the enthronement of next-gen consoles. If ever the problem persists, competitors and purchasers of PS5 or Xbox Series X / S should be careful to reconnect their old consoles if they wish to participate in a tournament!
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