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Epic Games gives important update on vehicles ahead of Fortnite World Cup

Published: 22/May/2019 19:09

by Eli Becht

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Vehicles are once again enabled for Arena and the Fortnite World Cup Online Open for May 25 and 26 after fixing a glitch that caused players to be stuck.

A massive game-breaking bug popped up in Fortnite Battle Royale last week that caused players to become stuck in vehicles like the Baller and leave players completely vulnerable to eliminations.

Epic Games disabled vehicles for that weekend’s World Cup qualifiers as they worked to iron out the bugs, which have now been fixed and vehicles have once again been enabled for competitive players.

Epic GamesFortnite Battle Royale’s Baller has also been controversial.

Epic Games employee Loomin announced the vehicles have returned in a Reddit thread.

“We have fixed the issue with players getting stuck inside vehicles in the latest update,” he wrote. “Vehicles are now back in Arena, and will also be enabled for the Fortnite World Cup Online Open this weekend. Best of luck!”

Players that relied on Ballers and Quadcrashers for mobility will now have those options back. Fortnite Season 9 did introduce the Slipstreams for a way to traverse the map without the need for vehicles, meaning when they were disabled players weren’t at a complete disadvantage.

For better or worse, Ballers are back and look for them to play an important role in the qualifiers going forward, as they have been in the past.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite World Cup qualifiers are currently going on.

Fortnite World Cup’s meta has shifted greatly

Players who were able to qualify in for the first week of the World Cup are now looking at an almost completely different game now. 

Gone is the Pump Shotgun, a weapon that many players relied on for eliminations, and in its place is the Combat Shotgun. 

We also have to mention the Drum Gun, a weapon voted on by the community for a return that is now running rampant in the competitive scene.

It’s now easier than ever to qualify for the World Cup – or harder depending on how you look at it.

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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.