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Ali-A reveals another ‘invincibility’ glitch in Fortnite Chapter 2

Published: 9/Dec/2019 16:45

by David Purcell


Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has uncovered numerous glitches in Fortnite Battle Royale, everything from useful to the irritating, and now he’s came across another one that allows players to take no fall damage whatsoever. 

Those who follow the popular YouTuber, or even Twitch streamers NICKMERCS and SypherPK, might have heard about some of these invincibility glitches in the past – with a previous bug allowing players to run through a bush first before taking zero damage from high falls.

However, another has surfaced. It might be a bit more difficult to execute, though, and that’s just one of many things Ali-A explained in his December 7 upload to YouTube.

Epic GamesEpic Games are investigating the fall damage exploit that Ali-A showcases in the video.

This time, all you need is to track down a zipline and a perfectly located river – very random, but there’s an explanation coming, don’t worry about that.

Gather as many materials as you can by breaking things nearby, the video suggests around 2,000 for testing, and head over to the zipline. Ali-A uses one between Slurpy Swamp and Weeping Woods in this demonstration, but it can be any that crosses a river.

Exit the zipline and land directly into the water, swimming from side-to-side for a few moments. Just like the previous glitch involving the large bushes, jumping will force the effect to wear off so do avoid doing that.

Timestamp in the video below at 7:30. 

“This one is actually a lot cooler because you can see the effect on your character,” Ali-A said as his character’s body glowed with a blue outline, a clear indicator that the exploit has worked. After taking those steps, build as high as you can and let the glitch do the rest – you won’t be eliminated from fall damage the first time you drop.

Other players around you might not be as co-operative during this process as you might like, so do watch out for enemies approaching your location while giving it a try. The worst way to debut this tactic would be to be eliminated without seeing how useful it can be.

It’s unclear as to whether or not Epic Games are aware of this particular problem, but have confirmed that they’re investigating an issue regarding players dying from fall damage when leaping from a zipline to the water – according to their official Fortnite Trello board.

Well, that would throw a spanner into the works for those trying to use this exploit. Not just that, though, but Epic could also dish out some punishments as well. It’s probably best to err on the side of caution if you’re considering giving it a go.


Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos


Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.