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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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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Where to find Fortnite Iron Man jetpacks

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:44

by Tanner Pierce

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After many long months, the fan-favorite jetpack has finally been re-added to Fortnite. This time however it’s straight from Iron Man, due to the special Marvel-themed season. Here’s a simple guide for how you can get your hands on the item.

One of the more interesting and least-hated items added to Fortnite since its launch is the jetpack. After being available in normal modes for a while, the item quickly became a fan-favorite, and getting one was pretty much required if you wanted to stand a chance in the final couple circles.

Epic Games decided to remove the item back in 2018 and instead, limited it to a number of different LTMs. Now, it seems like the developer has at least temporarily reversed course, as the item is now spawning in the base game again with a Marvel-themed twist.

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The new jetpack operates exactly the same as the old item that was removed from Fortnite a while ago.

What is the Iron Man jetpack?

From everything we’ve seen, it appears as if the Iron Man jetpack operates basically the same way the older jetpack did back in 2018, and that this new item is basically just a simple cosmetic re-skin.

The jetpack takes the slot of one of your items on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. If you want to use it though, you don’t have to have the item selected. All you need to do is jump and then hold down the jump button in order to raise yourself into the air, allowing you to use your weapons. Operation, as expected, is fairly simple.

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The Iron Man jetpack can be found through the map as floor loot.

Where can I find the Iron Man jetpack?

Apparently, the only place to find the Iron Man jetpack is as floor loot appearing randomly around the map for the moment. There doesn’t appear to be any specific, sure-fire, place to find it, so you’ll just have to keep looking until it pops up.

The item also doesn’t seem to show up from chests, which means it’s even harder to find than some weapons and other items. Of course, this could all change as time goes on.

It’s currently unknown how long the item will be in the game for, although logic would dictate that the longest it would be available would be the end of the current season given its Marvel theme.