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What does patching mean on Fortnite?

Tom Duggins October 8, 2018

Epic Games’ Fortnite is about as popular as a video game could be, but its patch updates are causing issues for some players.

Nothing could be more frustrating for a gamer than sitting down for a quick session on your console, only to discover that your online game is having server issues.

Most of the time, things will run smoothly after a quick update, but due to the sheer volume of people trying to play Fortnite, it’s almost inevitable that some issues might occur.

What does patching mean on fortnite?

A patch is an update for a video game which fixes bugs and corrects any problems with a previous version. In the case of Fortnite, an issue seems to come up when players have lost connection to the game’s server and they see a blue screen with ‘Patching…’ displayed on it.

Pretty frustrating, huh?

In the majority of cases, the patching screen will mean that there is a server issue which needs to be fixed. Once the Fortnite servers have updated, you’ll be able to log back in and continue playing.

How do I fix the patching issue on Fortnite?

Quite often, the easiest way to solve the issue is to close the game and restart your console. Logging out of the game and logging back in is also an effective way to get past the ‘Patching…’ screen once the game’s updates have finished.

If you’ve been stuck at the ‘Patching…’ screen for an excessive amount of time and restarting your console doesn’t seem to help, you may need to get in contact with the Epic Games support desk.

What are Fortnite patch notes?

One of Fortnite‘s big successes as a game are its regular updates and patches. They help to keep the game fresh and exciting for its players.

Every couple of months, a new ‘season’ of the game is released with a different theme, new content and updates to the game’s map.

The game is then updated with regular patches to fix issues and introduce new elements. When this happens ‘patch notes’ are released by Epic Games to detail what the new additions are and to report on what bugs have been fixed in the latest update.

More: Epic Games, fortnite, Fortnite Battle Royale, patch notes, patch update, patching

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