Developers Epic Games have finally responded to a year-old bug in Fortnite, which relates specifically to players’ inventories when they are playing via a controller.
“While cross-platform play is growing in popularity across the gaming industry, many forget just how influential and innovative Fortnite was in this regard. When Epic Games’ battle royale dropped, many players were (inevitably) sucked in by the keyboard and mouse versus controller argument.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both but, as Fortnite has grown older and morphed into the game it is in Chapter 2, some controller players feel they have been left behind by the developers over at Epic.”
A common frustration with controller players is privilege of bugs, which some argue are far more frequent on controllers compared to keyboard and mouse. There has been an inventory glitch in the game for about 12 months and all the controller players patience are wearing super thin.
When controller players open their inventory, the game is supposed to take them to the first slot. From there, they can organize their inventory or drop items.
“However, with the bug in question, whatever the player last selected stays highlighted. This can lead to multiple items being selected at once, inhibiting smooth gameplay. It can also be a frustration if the player is delayed because of the glitch, only to die to an approaching enemy.”
After the reddit user ‘gh0stly2‘ called out Epic Games for this glitch, the devs finally responded to confirm they are investigating.
“Thanks for the tag and bringing it to our attention,” Epic replied. “Eyes on it now.”
Now there is no telling when this glitch will be patched, but now you know that Epic is loooking into it, and working on fixing this glitch.