Fortnite Update 1.36 Offers Crash Fixes After Battle Royale Map Tweaks

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Fortnite Battle Royale has just been updated to fix several crashes in the game’s new Tilted Towers map update. The patch is listed on PS4 as version 1.36. Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Epic Games

Fortnite has just been updated across all platforms, and, white version numbers vary, the fixes arrive to address a large number of crashes associated with the new Battle Royale map update. If you’re playing on PS4, the patch will be labeled as version number 1.36. It weighs around 400MB.

According to an official tweet on the subject, Epic Games representatives confirm “we are deploying a patch to improve client stability.” The download generally takes a handful of minutes to install, but there’s no additional server downtime beyond that.

This hotfix arrives a few days after the game’s major 2.2 (1.35 on PS4) update added several points of interest to the map’s northwest section. There’s an underground mine called Shifty Shafts, a city full of skyscrapers called Tilted Towers and even a soccer field for those hoping to kill some time while the herd thins out. Evidence of the overhaul has been dormant in the game files since November, but the long wait for the finished product has proven to be worthwhile.

As Fortnite continues to struggle for dominance over PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One and PC, Battle Royale boasts a staggering 40 million players in its free cross-platform offering. In fact, the Fortnite brand has become so valuable to Epic that a large number of Paragon developers have shifted over to Fortnite to support this new craze with even more content. Folks who opted to purchase the paid Save The World version of Fortnite may be feeling a bit salty over the lack of new additions in their corner, but, because that product is far more complex, we imagine adjustments to that part of the game may take a bit more time.

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Fortnite's Tilted Towers should be even more stable after this new update. Photo: Epic Games

There’s not much more to say other than you should be able to enjoy your expanded Battle Royale experience with fewer crashes over the weekend. Epic has warned players about potential login issues at the time of publish, but those will hopefully be resolved by the time you read this article. Small patches like these don’t often get coverage, but we wanted to post a quick update for those curious about the latest client download.

Fortnite and its free Battle Royale counterpart are available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The crash fix update should be live across all systems.

Has your Battle Royale experience improved since downloading the 1.36 update? Are you having issues logging in? Tell us in the comments section!

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