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Baller invisibility bug leaves Fortnite players completely confused

Published: 8/Jul/2019 12:29

by Connor Bennett

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A new bug with The Baller allows Fortnite players to become invisible and exit the vehicle with only a small line showing their position. 

Since its introduction in the v8.10 patch update, The Baller has been one of the more controversial and annoying additions to Fortnite Battle Royale – especially when used in late game situations. 

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The vehicle has received a number of nerfs since its release – including a reduction in the vehicle’s spawn rate. However, it might need to go back into the Epic Games’ garage for another tune-up as it is causing a brand new glitch in-game.

Epic GamesThe Baller has needed a number of changes since being introduced in Season 8.

In a post to the FortniteBR subreddit, user GucciMyFeet showcased a clip from one of their recent games where an enemy player hid behind a tree while sat in a Baller. Intrigued by the discovery, the Redditor pushed onto the Baller before being left confused as it rolled around with nobody at the wheel. 

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However, GucciMyFeet got a shock when a metallic-like stick exited the vehicle and begun bouncing around in-front. Of course, it didn’t take long for them to realize that it was an invisible player who had fallen foul to some sort of glitch. 

Now, since the Reddit user posted their clip, nobody is quite sure what caused the invisibility error, so it might be pretty difficult to replicate and find a fix for. 

That’s not to say that being able to rectify a bizarre bug like this is impossible, as Epic Games have proven that they can dig up small errors and make amends. 

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Issues like this, centered around The Baller, are not all that uncommon either. Back in Season 8, some players found that it could take them to new heights or even help them avoid taking damage from the storm.

Others even discovered that you could exit the vehicle and die instantly from fall damage – even if you were on level ground. These bugs, of course, were fixed pretty quickly but a patch might have to wait this time around.

Epic GamesPlayers were able to combine the Baller with the Volcano for some sweet airtime.

The Epic Games’ team are on their summer break until July 8 and probably get around to sorting out a fix until they’re settled back down.

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It remains to be seen if the glitch is more widespread than just GucciMyFeet’s match or if it was just a bizarre one-off occurrence.

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How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.

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Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.

 

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Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.

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How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!

 

As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.

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The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.