In a new announcement, Epic Games discusses intentions to remedy a tournament bug that cost players thousands
In a recent article, we reported that a critical bug detrimentally impacted some squads in last week’s Fortnite Championship Series. TL;DR: When a teammate failed to load in, the rest of the team would not accrue any points scored. Full details and info here
Since then, users were quick to scour the official rules page for answers. What they were met with was quite surprising
Don't sit behind this rule @FNCompetitive— Ballatw (@Ballatw) November 15, 2019
If you know something is inaccurate, then fix it!
This is GOING to be an issue in stage 2 finals when there are hundreds of thousands of eyes on it. Please don't let this happen :/ pic.twitter.com/KdtqhckYFo
Yes, the rules do state that Epic’s official leaderboards are final regardless of accuracy. Surely the legalease was only meant to cover a mega-corporation’s behind, but that didn’t stop the community from being (rightfully) frustrated over it
The story takes a positive turn as Epic Games just dropped a much anticipated bombshell on their competitive Twitter
We are aware of an issue during the FNCS where teams wouldn’t receive their points if a player failed to join the game.— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) November 20, 2019
Round 3 scoring will be corrected for all previous weeks. Prizing and Qualifications will be updated accordingly. More details will be posted later this week.
Although details are currently sparse, we are in a much better position now compared to only a few days ago. Hell, Epic didn’t even know about the issue until it was brought to their attention through coverage and call-outs from notable competitive players. The fact that they will offer more details in a structured blog post by the end of this week encourages the idea that a patch may be in the pipeline
More importantly, Epic will recover all lost points from previous weeks and adjust payouts accordingly. The big winners here? Cented, Edgey, Rehx, and EpikWhale. They were the most damaged by this glitch, losing out on a combined total of $5,000 due to 18 points that didn’t count from Game 5
We got the chance to catch up with EpikWhale, who played for the aforementioned squad during week 2 and lost out on over $1,000. He was cautiously optimistic, saying “Yeah… I guess I’m just thankful they are paying us [the correct amount] in the end, but I hope they can communicate faster [next time]”
The buffed communication from Epic’s side has us thoroughly impressed. From bringing back patch notes to now this, corporate communication doesn’t get better than its current state… Fingers crossed it stays this way
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