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Originally posted by Chappadoodle

I'm Chappadoodle, the player who Muselk recent attempted to rescue, key word being attempted. If you're questioning whether i'm the Chappadoodle featured within the video, i've got confirmation within my Epic Games bio.

Given the popularity of the clip I figured it would be fitting if I explained the situation from my perspective and how I died during the rescue attempt; unfortunately due to today's update the I can not provide footage of the replay.

During a game of Fortnite I was attempting to secure high ground during a fight, although before I could secure my desired location my stairs were shot out resulting in me falling off the map. Fortunately I managed to slide most of the distance thus surviving, unfortunately I'd found myself on a ledge outside of the maps build limit, meaning I was trapped. Being trapped I resorted to the pity of others, continuously firing my weapons as to alert players to my location. This eventually alerted a friendly player to my location, a possible Savior, to my dismay this player was eliminated. Fortunately their murderer realizing my situation spared me and decided to rescue me, unbeknownst to me this would result in my death. The rescue was underway and the newest candidate for my rescue was descending towards me. Unfortunately it was quickly made apparent to my Savior that due to the build limit it was impossible to build stairs entirely to me, solution, golf cart! Moment later a golf cart is rapidly plummeting towards me, when it dawns upon me, it's possible this golf cart roles off the ledge into the ocean, killing my Savior and dooming any chance of rescue in the process. Without hesitation I put myself in between the golf cart and the ocean acting as a buffer I prevent any possibility of the golf cart sliding off the map. Unfortunately I forgot about the knock back I was receive on impact, moments from rescue i'm knocked into the ocean, instantly eliminating me. I'm then met with the realization that the player who's spent their entire match attempting to rescue me only to accidentally eliminate me due to my own stupidity is Muselk.

Well one botched rescue attempt later, we're here. I'm hugely appreciative of the response to my death, even if I didn't contribute to it's popularity.

I'd like to thank /u/PointyHatMan for initially posting the clip on Reddit and realizing my intent in saving Muselk from rolling to his death.Apologizes about formatting and whatnot, i'm new to Redditing. If anyone has any questions, feel free.

Muselk for attempting to save me, thank you.

edit: First gold, thanks!

It's officially come full circle. Thank you for sharing your story.

NotAllHeroesWearBackbling

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Battle Royale BSOD on Fortnite Launch

Hey everyone,

 

We’ve been receiving reports that players are still encountering a Blue Screen error when launching Fortnite. Here are instructions on how to fix the BSOD issue:

 

  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64\BattlEye

  2. Click the Uninstall_BattlEye.bat file (Windows Batch File)

  3. Click the Install_BattlEye.bat file (Windows Batch File)

 

Keep in mind that the C:\ drive location may vary depending where you have Fortnite installed.

 

Thank you for your patience.

Originally posted by Chappadoodle

I'm Chappadoodle, the player who Muselk recent attempted to rescue, key word being attempted. If you're questioning whether i'm the Chappadoodle featured within the video, i've got confirmation within my Epic Games bio.

Given the popularity of the clip I figured it would be fitting if I explained the situation from my perspective and how I died during the rescue attempt; unfortunately due to today's update the I can not provide footage of the replay.

During a game of Fortnite I was attempting to secure high ground during a fight, although before I could secure my desired location my stairs were shot out resulting in me falling off the map. Fortunately I managed to slide most of the distance thus surviving, unfortunately I'd found myself on a ledge outside of the maps build limit, meaning I was trapped. Being trapped I resorted to the pity of others, continuously firing my weapons as to alert players to my location. This eventually alerted a friendly player to my location, a possible Savior, to my dismay this player was eliminated. Fortunately their murderer realizing my situation spared me and decided to rescue me, unbeknownst to me this would result in my death. The rescue was underway and the newest candidate for my rescue was descending towards me. Unfortunately it was quickly made apparent to my Savior that due to the build limit it was impossible to build stairs entirely to me, solution, golf cart! Moment later a golf cart is rapidly plummeting towards me, when it dawns upon me, it's possible this golf cart roles off the ledge into the ocean, killing my Savior and dooming any chance of rescue in the process. Without hesitation I put myself in between the golf cart and the ocean acting as a buffer I prevent any possibility of the golf cart sliding off the map. Unfortunately I forgot about the knock back I was receive on impact, moments from rescue i'm knocked into the ocean, instantly eliminating me. I'm then met with the realization that the player who's spent their entire match attempting to rescue me only to accidentally eliminate me due to my own stupidity is Muselk.

Well one botched rescue attempt later, we're here. I'm hugely appreciative of the response to my death, even if I didn't contribute to it's popularity.

I'd like to thank /u/PointyHatMan for initially posting the clip on Reddit and realizing my intent in saving Muselk from rolling to his death.Apologizes about formatting and whatnot, i'm new to Redditing. If anyone has any questions, feel free.

Muselk for attempting to save me, thank you.

edit: First gold, thanks!

This has been an emotional roller-coaster, thank you for your sacrifice :'(

Battle Royale Matchmaking Issues
Originally posted by EPIC_Clintonious

Update 8:47PM ET: The matchmaking issues have been resolved and things are back to normal. Get back into the fight!

We're aware of players experiencing matchmaking issues and we're working on resolving it as quickly as possible. Check our status page for more info https://status.epicgames.com/

Just to add some context here, we had a matchmaking upgrade rollout that went a bit wonky and was diverting traffic in weird ways. We recognized the issue pretty much right away and set about correcting it, but we were briefly sending people to the wrong door. Sorry!

Battle Royale Voice Chat Issues

Update 10:45 PM ET: The issues with voice chat have been resolved. Get out there and chat it up.

We're aware that some players are experiencing issues with voice chat. We're working on resolving this issue now. Follow our status page for more details https://status.epicgames.com/

Battle Royale Matchmaking Issues

Update 8:47PM ET: The matchmaking issues have been resolved and things are back to normal. Get back into the fight!

We're aware of players experiencing matchmaking issues and we're working on resolving it as quickly as possible. Check our status page for more info https://status.epicgames.com/

I seriously laughed out loud, right in the middle of the office. So good! The comedic timing is SPOT ON. <3 You're awesome!

Originally posted by MikasaH

Hopefully this'll get fixed quick, while a bluescreen isn't necessarily bad unless you do have a failing piece of hardware, this can be quite annoying. I don't know anyone who has had the blue screen problem fixed with this patch. Thanks for the reply btw. Like most people, I have tried pretty much everything from uninstalling, running launcher in admin mode, etc. Looking through my event viewer it is this error code: The bugcheck was: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80087f09c37, 0xffffbb8cfd605668, 0xffffbb8cfd604eb0). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 9c8999f9-4839-433b-bad0-2d2ce209ac3e.

Can you pass me that crash dump? I'll PM you an email address.

Originally posted by bustedmagnets

It's... probably kind of both, to be honest. Just like the map has a maximum build height, there is probably also a MINIMUM build height. They don't/didn't anticipate people being down low enough at any point to build, so it's more efficient to set limits on where can be built.

I imagine the rest of the map/old map/old PARTS of the map don't have anywhere low enough that can be stood on safely as well as low enough that you can't build on it, but this new section might've just been a small oversight.

I've reported this to QA and we'll look into it, as you said it likely just slipped in.

That ending took me completely by surprise, I was rolling xD

This was some high quality engineering but you should've used the 2+2=4 emote to calculate Kart trajectory.

Originally posted by MikasaH

Still getting the BSoD on launch. Had to verify game files as I started to get UE4 crashes. What I noticed is that my friends that play on EAC have no problems meanwhile those playing on BattlEye experience this problem. No problems with any other game, guess I'll just play on my ps4 / iOS until it gets resolved :\

Helpful info, I'll pass that along!

Originally posted by zeromelody0

and still no word on the constant blue screens......

We released a PC patch for the issue this morning, should hopefully be fixed now!

Originally posted by HodlApparel_io

I'm still seeing the tac sub in game

It's a hotfix so it will be a few minutes before it reaches all the servers. The new Submachine Gun will be available to all servers Soontm.

Originally posted by MrPopoTFS

New weapons arrive in both game modes!

Find out all the details in the v5.0 Content Update Patch Notes.

Note: There will be a small download for PC players to fix a client crash.

Once you have a chance to try the new Submachine Gun be sure to let us know your thoughts.

New weapons arrive in both game modes!

Find out all the details in the v5.0 Content Update Patch Notes.

Note: There will be a small download for PC players to fix a client crash.

More! I need more!

Originally posted by Alpookachu

/Confused Emote

Is the vaulted part referring to the fact that Close Encounters was vaulted or is it implying that you are vaulting an item?

EDIT: I think a SMG is got vaulted bois

Is a tease really a tease if you remove the unknown element of the tease by clarifying all the details of the tease? 🤔🤔🤔

Thanks for the video! If this every happens to you again please report it as a bug by going into the menu, selecting the Feedback button, and labeling it as a bug.

Please title it as "Invisible Wall" and then include where you were when it happened. You can also find information on this on our Community Issues Board.

Originally posted by Barcaroli

Alright guys, now is on us. What's getting vaulted? And reworked? And is close combate LTM replacing 50v50?

/Popcorn Emote

Originally posted by kurtvictor1

Shouldn't it be v5.1? It's 5.0 now.

The release cadence is as follows:

Major Update: Patch v5.0

  • Downtime + download

  • Lots of changes, fixes, and additions

Minor Update: v5.0 Content Update

  • Usually no downtime or download

  • A couple of new things, no bug fixes unless there is a download

So it would go like this:

  • Patch v5.0

  • v5.0 Content Update

  • Patch v5.1

  • v5.1 Content Update

  • Etc

Originally posted by Barcaroli

Come on tease us with some hints on that! I know you can /u/MrPopoTFS

Please Vault your request that I'd ever do that, and rework your close range combative attitude. 😉

Originally posted by Austendo

Is this a bigger update or just quick updates, short patch notes?

This is a Content Update, so they'll be smaller Patch Notes and the only download will possibly be on PC. All other platforms will just get the update once we hotfix it on.

Discover what's new in the v5.0 Content Update! Patch Notes will be available once the hotfix is applied and there will be no downtime.

Available tomorrow, July 17 at 8 AM Eastern Time (1200 GMT).

Update: There will be a small download for PC to fix a client crash.