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Major hitboxes glitch discovered hours ahead of Fortnite World Cup qualifiers

Published: 17/May/2019 23:11

by Eli Becht

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A major glitch has been discovered in Fortnite Battle Royale, just before the start of the sixth weekend of World Cup qualifying matches.

In any competitive setting, you’d ideally want your hitboxes to work properly, but this glitch that has just been discovered could end up playing a huge role in the World Cup qualifiers.

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With update v9.01, a patch that was pretty well-received by the community, came the new hitbox glitch that affects one popular build style in the game – the brick triangle structure.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite World Cup could be impacted by a glitch this weekend.

According to a video posted on Reddit on May 17, the brick triangles build settings offer more protection than they should.

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The video shows how a player can crouch behind the edit but be immune to what should be a clear headshot. There’s no telling what effect this will have on actual gameplay but it does appear to be a major issue going into this weekend’s qualifiers.

It’s worth noting the player isn’t able to shoot form the other side of the wall like this so it does work both ways, as confirmed in the comments.

Building is arguably the most important aspect of Fortnite Battle Royale and late-game circles in competitive modes rely on swift edits, which is where this glitch could end up posing a problem.

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Seeing as how the Oceania region begin their round one of qualifiers at 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET on May 18, the discovery of this glitch has certainly proved to be a very rude surprise. 

Epic GamesBallers are disable for the time being.

Vehicles disabled for qualifiers

For those looking to qualify this weekend, they’ll have to be wary of the building glitch but also be aware that vehicles have been disabled.

Epic Games announced there was a bug that prevented players from exiting vehicles so the decision was made to disable them completely.

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The May 18-19 session of qualifiers will be the sixth of ten total qualifier weekends, with the format set to be Duos for the third time.

With just four weeks of qualifiers remaining, the number of available spots in July’s Fortnite World Cup Finals is dwindling down, as the pressure to qualify for the best players in the world continues to mount. 

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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.