Earlier today, I booted up the new-and-improved Fortnite for Xbox Series X in order to capture some footage. Unfortunately, things went south pretty quickly. The game crashed on two different occasions mid-match, actually causing my entire Xbox Series X to shut down in the process. I took to Google to see if anyone else was experiencing this issue, and sure enough, Fortnite crashing looks like a problem a lot of other people are having, too.
According to one person on Reddit a few days back, they suffered crashes in a couple of different games, including Fortnite. More recently, a Twitter user noted Fortnite among some other games causing their Xbox Series X to crash, and another still said their crash was actually happening before the game could even load.
I’ve played a slate of games — both Series X enhanced and not — and haven’t run into problems with anything else. Fortnite, however, seems to be crashing pretty darn consistently. It’s a shame, too — I really wanted to capture that footage to show off how otherwise gorgeous the game looks.
I took a look at Epic’s “Known issues” page for the next-gen consoles, and this crashing behavior isn’t mentioned anywhere. So who knows if this is a Xbox-related concern or perhaps something Epic overlooked and will have to issue a patch for. In the meantime, I’ll keep a lookout for any news on this. If you’re having this same issue yourself, feel free to leave a comment or tweet at me and let me know what your crashes look like, and what you think might be causing them.