Fortnite YouTuber Beaks has released a new video with an in-depth explanation of an effective solution to fix the issue of “edit lag” when building in the popular battle royale game.
With building being such a fundamental component of Fortnite, the ability to edit quickly is crucial, but due to issues with networking and tick rate, players on both console and PC often experience a slight lag when editing.
It doesn’t happen every time, but typically every four or five edits there will be a delay between pressing the edit button and the actual editing options appear.
The technique which Beaks explains, basically involves tricking the Epic Games launcher into thinking the game is being played on a LAN server, rather than online.
By using the ‘LANPLAY’ command, the Epic Games launched will “tell the engine not to cap client bandwidth when connecting to servers. Causes double the amount of server updates and can saturate client’s bandwidth.”
Beaks goes on to show a few clips of him playing and editing with both the LANPLAY command on and off, to show the difference that it makes.[ad name=”article3″]
As a disclaimer, Beaks points out that this is not a foolproof method, and you may occasionally still experience some edit lags, but they should be much less frequent.
He also explains that he cannot prove that it works, and that it could simply be a placebo affect, but other users have reported that this method worked for them too.
Beaks warns that if using the LANPLAY command starts to increase your Ping or latency, or you experience any other network related issues, you should probably disable the command.