Epic Games have finally commented on the controller input delay problem and say it will be fixed soon.
For the last week or so, Creative mode has been near enough unplayable for anyone using a controller. Players have been complaining of input delay for actions like reloading, editing and building. It makes practicing in modes like Zone Wars or Box Fighting almost pointless, as often you will try to place a build to block a shot and nothing will happen.
The developers have now confirmed that they are aware of the issue and are actively working on a solution. They plan to address the bug in both the next update and a subsequent one. Although this is not set in stone, this hopefully means that we will have a fix in place by Tuesday/Wednesday.
We’re aware of reports about controller input delay for certain actions in Creative and plan to address these in both our next release and a subsequent one.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) November 29, 2019
More info on our Trello here: https://t.co/msZEgk9F7N pic.twitter.com/BMim0NMicY
On the official Fortnite Community Issues Trello, they list a potential work around if you are struggling with this problem. But I wouldn’t get your hopes up. They suggest “restart the Creative game” and “open/close the menu” as possible plans of action. Although this may briefly lessen the delay, from my personal experience it will soon come back.
Other faults that the Fortnite team are currently working on include “DirectX 12 beta stability issues”, “Issue with Eliminations without aiming down sights Challenge” and “Missing quick bar on mobile”. Fingers crossed you will soon be able to hop back into Creative and flex on your friends with no input delay to slow you down!