Season 8 of "Fortnite Battle Royale" has made some big changes to the popular video game. Epic Games has released many improvements with the season, making the game much more interesting and fun. In addition, the Season 8 Battle Pass was free for many players, which was another reason why the game has gotten even more popular in a short period. "Apex Legends" has managed to get over 50 million players in the first month, but "Fortnite" is back in driver's seat thanks to the current season.

Unfortunately, the new season has brought some bugs as well.

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One of the biggest problems players are dealing with is a high ping, and this has been even worse since the v8.10 update. This update was released on Tuesday, March 12, and ever since it came out, many players have been dealing with an increased ping.

High Fortnite ping

"Fortnite Battle Royale" players have reported the high ping issue since the release of the v8.10 patch. Some players have said that their ping has increased by around 50 percent, while some of them had jumps from 30 to 300 ping.

Epic Games has addressed this issue quickly, and fortunately for players, the fix is coming this week!

According to the "Fortnite" developer, the increased ping values in the user interface are a result of a visual bug. In fact, most players actually have the same latency, but their ping value is not shown correctly. This could be the same bug that causes the increased spectators count as some players have reported getting 30 or more spectators in early stages of the game. "At this time we believe that the increased ping values being displayed in the debug UI are primarily a visual only issue," is what the game developer posted on Twitter.

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Epic Games is currently investigating the reports sent by players and working on a fix that should be released later this week. The fix should make ping go back to its original value, but it is unknown when exactly it will be released.

Next update

"Fortnite Battle Royale" has received the v8.10 patch this Tuesday, so we can expect another update to come on March 19. At the moment, it is not clear whether Epic Games will release another patch or a content update. Considering that this season has had two patches and no content updates, it is hard to figure out what will be released next.

Unlike patches, "Fortnite" content updates require no client update and there is also no server downtime when they are released.