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Another Fortnite exploit lets players easily build through walls

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale players have discovered another way of building through walls very smoothly, which will be bad news for Epic Games who have patched a similar issue in Season 2 already. 

The thing that makes Fortnite different from other battle royale games is the ability to build, that much is clear, allowing players to put together structures of their own to protect themselves or travel from place to place.

By the same token, one thing that BR games can't escape from is the odd bug from time to time, which makes features work not as they were intended. In Fortnite Season 2, fans have discovered yet another problem with the mechanic and some are exploiting it.

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Previously, players have found ways that allow you to build through walls but it's always been quite clunky to do and to watch. However, one reddit user – FKmasku – has showcased a much smoother way of making it happen that may be concerning for members of the community.

For those who aren't aware, with this bug in place, it means that by placing one or two different structures, you are able to indirectly remove the roof on a build.

As seen in the short clip below, using this exploit allows a player to escape situations where really they should be forced to break part of the structure with a pickaxe or with bullets.

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Has there been anything like this before?

Methods that have gained serious traction on social media in the past include that of ganno45, who showed that by weakening a wall, look in the direction and place a ramp in the opponent's box, it would allow you to build through the targeted wall.

This type of strategy isn't new information for many players, but how smooth the steps are in the previous clip from FKmasku might be a concern for some members of the community that it's becoming easier to do.

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The developers have already patched some bugs in Season 2, including issues with aim assist issues and editing, although this particular problem hasn't made it onto their official Trello board just yet, which suggests a hotfix isn't imminent. We'll keep you updated if things change.

Whether or not Epic Games will take action to prevent this exploit from being used in the future, or becoming a much more popular tactic, remains to be seen.