'Fortnite' v5.40 and High Stakes Delayed Due To Bugs

The most ambitious Fortnite event yet, High Stakes, has been delayed. The Fortnite Twitter account announced a "critical controller issue" as responsible for delaying the event will until Thursday morning. Though it is unfortunate that we are going to have to wait an extra day for a new patch and game mode, at least it's still coming soon.

Due to the discovery of a critical controller issue, we’ll be moving the release of v5.40 and High Stakes to Thursday September 6.

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 4, 2018

At least, we hope it's coming. When Epic delays a game mode, I always think back on the kerfuffle caused by the Playground, an LTM where you can build to your heart's content. Announced in a developer update in May, months before the mode was ready to go live, the LTM was delayed constantly due to bugs and problems with the code. Eventually fans got to try the Playground in July, with only a few server crash hiccups along the way. Epic loves creating content to keep fans happy, but constantly adding to a game causes mechanical issues.

What is High Stakes?

High Stakes is a Fortnite event that features new skins, challenges and a new LTM called the Getaway. In the Getaway, players will team up in four-player squads and look for one of four safes somewhere on the map. Fighting your way through other players, you'll have to crack open that sucker and extract its jewel. Once you have the stolen goods, you'll have to make your way to a hovering getaway van to win the game.

It's the first Fortnite game mode with its own win condition besides "be the last person standing." Giving fans an event of this caliber is how the game stays fresh and popular without getting stale or breaking the engine.

Newsweek will have all the challenges and guides to get you ready to rob some gems and win your games.