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Fortnite: Second bugged location is killing players instantly

Published: 7/Mar/2019 15:10 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 15:40

by David Purcell


The number of deadly bugged locations seems to be stacking up in Fortnite Season 8, as some players have found another place where they’re being instantly eliminated from the game – The Block. 

Epic Games have already warned players against dropping at a spot near Fatal Fields called ‘Fork Knife,’ after the game’s online community complained about being kicked out of sessions after landing there. 

Now, though, there seems to be another destination in the battle royale mode that’s causing players problems. 

Epic GamesEpic warned players about landing next to the bugged ‘Fork Knife’ location on March 6.

A video, which was posted to the Fortnite subreddit by user SlevinVega, seems to show yet another place on the map that many players will want to avoid in their search for a win. 

“Second insta death spot found,” the redditor declared. “[It was] first discovered while in the new tournament mode and verified after.” 

Second insta death spot found. First discovered while in the new tournament mode, verified after. In a divot in the grass by the wall. Only happens when crouched/crouching. from r/FortNiteBR

The spot seems to be in a “divot” in the grass near The Block, as seen above. Once the player moves into a crouching position and approaches the wall, they’re eliminated from the game. 

While this might not be as big an issue as Fork Knife, it could potentially cost players their chance of going on to win. 

Epic have revealed plans to introduced a fix for the Fork Knife issues, but the developer is yet to respond to the thread on Reddit and there’s nothing to suggest – at this stage – that a fix for this new insta-kill bug is in the works. 

Some fans have joked that The Block could be “temporarily disabled” from Fortnite in the meantime, but that’s not very likely. We will keep you updated on the situation. 


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!