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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.