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SypherPK reveals problems with Epic’s new ‘secret’ Fortnite update

Fortnite content creator SypherPK’ Hassan found many problems in the performance mode changes that Epic Games introduced in the latest update.

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Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan discussed Fortnite’s February 5th update in a new video, in which he pointed out some major problems with the performance mode changes that Epic Games have introduced.

Epic Games provide constant updates to Fortnite, which give the battle royale some new content along with quality-of-life changes. The recent v15.30 patch made a few bug fixes, and brought two new exotic weapons.

On February 5, the devs introduced a small maintenance patch in which they made changes to the game’s performance mode setting. This is used by players with low-end devices to improve their frames-per-second, and SypherPK has found a few issues with these changes.

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Epic Games change Fortnite’s performance mode in new update

FPS drops are a common issue for gamers that don’t have access to high-end devices, since high quality textures can slow down their performance. That’s why a performance mode to fix the frame-rate drops is important in competitive games.

SypherPK uploaded a video in which he noted that the new changes have made it impossible to see through the textures. “The visual block that it applies makes it kind of impossible to use in a pro competitive setting, and most of these players would rather not play on mobile graphics.”

He also pointed out that the changes to the gold bar payout, in competitive play, is “having a huge impact.” The updated rewards for completing quests and bounties is giving players more access to Exotic weapons than before.

This sentiment has been shared by other players who vented their frustration with the changes to the devs. This led to a response from Epic in which they stated that the changes are intentional, but this did not reassure fans as well as they hoped.

Many players brought up the consequences that updates will have on their Fortnite experience, with things like Box Fighting becoming impossible to do. “Rather have less fps than not see my builds” Binbag wrote.

Reaching a perfect balance with performance mode is no easy task but we hope that Epic Games will listen to fan complaints, and issue a fix for this issue soon. Once they do, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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How to fix Fortnite “Cloud Download Failure” error

Fortnite players have been plagued by the “Cloud Download Failure” error, so we have some ways to help you fix it.

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Using the best settings is vital to scoring a Fortnite Victory Royale, but the “Cloud Download Failure” error has been known to reset settings or even block players from logging in. We have a few solutions to help you get around the error.

Fortnite is now well into its first season of Chapter 3, where players have been loving Tilted Towers’ return, as well as the new Spider-Man and Boba Fett skins. However, the frustrating “Cloud Download Failure” error has been getting in the way.

This error often resets players’ controller or mouse and keyboard settings, but sometimes stops them from even launching the game. Luckily, we have a few ways you can fix Fortnite’s “Cloud Download Failure” error.

How to fix Fortnite “Cloud Download Failure” error

1. Check Fortnite’s servers

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Sometimes, Fortnite’s “Cloud Download Failure” error pops up because the servers are down. When this happens, nothing can be done on your end, so you’ll simply have to wait for Epic Games to fix the issue.

You can check out our guide on Fortnite’s Server Status for everything you need to know.

2. Restart Fortnite

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The “Cloud Download Failure” error can sometimes be fixed by something as simple as restarting your game. This may correct any issue that’s causing the game to malfunction.

Simply:

  1. Close down the Fortnite application completely
  2. Restart your Xbox, PlayStation, or PC
  3. Launch Fortnite again

It might be worth repeating these steps a couple of times but don’t spend all day on it.

3. Contact Epic Games support

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If there are no issues with Fortnite’s servers and you’ve tried restarting your game, it’s worth chatting to Epic Games support about the “Cloud Download Failure” error.

They may identify an issue that’s specific to your console or PC and help you get back to playing Fortnite as soon as possible.

4. Uninstall Fortnite and do a full reinstall

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We would only recommend uninstalling and reinstalling Fortnite if you have exhausted all of the other options, but sometimes it’s the only way to get rid of the “Cloud Download Failure” error.

This could take several hours depending on your internet connection, so you should only do it if you don’t mind waiting for the game to completely reinstall.


For more Fortnite, you can check out where to find every NPC in Fortnite Season 1, as well as where to find the Buttercake Klombos.

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How to fix Fortnite’s ‘Profile Query Failed’ error on PC & Xbox

Here are the all the different ways that you can fix Fortnite’s ‘Profile Query Failed’ error on PC and Xbox consoles.

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Fortnite players are encountering a strange error that’s kicking them out of the game, so here’s how you can fix the ‘Profile Query Failed’ error on Xbox consoles and PC.

There is plenty of fun content to explore when you hop into a game of Fortnite, but a strange bug is preventing players from doing so. Many fans are reporting that they are unable to play because of an error message.

The “Profile Query Failed” error kicks players out of the game and sends them back to the login screen. This can be frustrating, but there are a few different methods to get around this problem.

How to fix “Profile Query Failed” error on Fortnite

Fortnite “Profile Query Failed” Error

The “Profile Query Failed” is mainly caused by server changes that prevent you from logging in to your Fortnite account. Once this happens, you won’t be able to join other players in an online match.

If you try quitting the game and then loading it up again, you’ll find yourself stuck on the loading screen. This issue is prevalent among PC and Xbox Fortnite players. Luckily, you can try to fix it in a few different ways.

Download the latest Fortnite update

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You’ll need to install the latest Fortnite update from Epic in order to fix the “Profile Query Failed” error. You can get this done by accessing the Epic Games Launcher on your PC and selecting the update from there.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher
  2. Select the Library tab from the left sidebar
  3. Select Fortnite
  4. Click on the cogwheel icon on the bottom right corner to open Settings
  5. Switch the Auto update option to ON
  6. Restart the Epic Games Launcher
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Once this is done, Epic Games will download and install the latest update if has arrived. This is how you can download Fortnite updates on PC, but console players will have to try a different method.

Here’s how to download Fortnite updates on Xbox:

  1. Hold the Home button on your controller
  2. Select Games & Apps
  3. Go to Updates from the left sidebar
  4. Select Fortnite
  5. Press the Menu button and select Update

After that, the update will be in the queue, and you’ll have to wait a while for it to finish installing on your console.

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Having your Google account linked to Epic Games lets PC and PlayStation players log in to the game with great ease. However, this doesn’t always work on Xbox and it affects the cross-play functionality on that console.

You can unlink your other account from Epic by going to your account settings page on the Epic Games Launcher. Once that’s done, you can try logging in again to see if the problem resolved itself.


For more Fortnite content, check out how to level up fast in Fortnite as well as how to get the new Pizza Party item, and what it does. 

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How to level up fast in Fortnite

We’ve found some of the best ways for you to level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3 and claim all the rewards in the process.

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Fortnite Chapter 3’s Season 1 Battle Pass offers 100 Tiers of exciting cosmetics, but getting through every level takes time and dedication. Luckily, we’ve got some top tips to help you level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3.

Fortnite Chapter 3’s first Battle Pass features the highly-anticipated Spider-Man skins as well as some unique offerings such as Shanta and the upcoming The Foundation Dwayne Jonhson skin

You’ll need to hit at least level 100 if you want to unlock all of these skins and cosmetics, but it’ll take more than a few games to complete the Battle Pass. If you’re worried you won’t finish ahead of Season 2 or just want the skins as soon as possible, we have the fastest ways to level up in Fortnite Chapter 3. 

Complete Fortnite Weekly & Daily Quests

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Fortnite offers players Weekly and Daily Challenges to complete that offer a ton of Bonus XP. 

The Weekly Quests will task you with completing objectives such as finding telescope parts and knocking down Timber Pines, and you’ll earn 25,000 XP for each.

The Daily Quests are much simpler, but not to be sniffed at. There will be three a day, and you’ll earn over 15,000 XP for each. This means that you can earn around 45,000 XP a day just for completing simple objectives such as opening chests in different locations. 

Check off Fortnite Milestones 

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Milestones have returned in Fortnite Chapter 3, allowing players to earn XP for completing simple actions such as opening Chests and Ammo Boxes, catching fish, and feeding Klomberries to Klombos.

Most of these objectives will be completed naturally as you play, but check out the Quests Page to see all of your Milestones. 

You’ll earn 8,000 XP for each completed Milestone, and another 20,000 XP for each ten. If you’re looking to level up quickly, make sure you’re checking off these Milestones as you play. 

Play Fortnite Creative Mode

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Jumping into Fortnite’s Creative Mode is always a great way to earn XP fast, as you’ll earn a huge chunk of XP every 15 minutes – no matter what you’re doing. 

Players will earn 12,000 XP for every 15 minutes they spend in Creative Playlists, and it can be claimed up to five times. While you could earn XP by sitting idle, it’s worth looking out for the XP marker beside a Creative experience, as this means you’ll also earn XP as you play. 

Score Victory Royale’s in Fortnite

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One of the best ways to level up fast in Fortnite is simply winning matches. This won’t be easy for everyone, but consistently playing well will allow you to fly through the levels. 

You’ll earn XP for eliminating players and surviving each Storm Circle, and then if you can pull off a Victory Royale, you’ll get a bonus 300 XP. 

If you’re looking to improve at Fortnite, you can check out our best controller and mouse and keyboard settings guides.  

Buy Fortnite Battle Pass Tiers after level 7

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If you’re someone who likes to buy Fortnite’s Tier Skip Battle Pass, you should hold off until you’ve hit level 7 in the free Battle Pass. 

The amount of XP required to level up rises significantly after level 7, so purchasing the 25 Tier Skips after level 7 will give you the best value for money, allowing you to level up faster.


And those are the best ways to level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3! You can also check out how to get the new Pizza Party item, and what it does. 

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