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Another Fortnite exploit lets players easily build through walls

Published: 28/Feb/2020 17:04

by David Purcell


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.

Epic Games

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.

You can build through walls while boxed up. from FortniteCompetitive

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.

New Boxfight META? Build trough walls from FortniteCompetitive

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.


Why Fortnite players want “trash” vehicle challenges removed

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:26

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players are getting frustrated with vehicle challenges, with some of them asking Epic Games to remove them from the popular battle royale entirely – here’s why.

Vehicles have become a staple of Fortnite, and The Island wouldn’t be the same without them. Whether you want to cruise the roads in a car, take to the waters in a motorboat, or even zoom around the skies in a plane, you can do that (unless they get vaulted, that is).

But while they may be fun to ride, they’re not necessarily going to help you win; there’s no respawning in Fortnite’s battle royale mode, so driving a noisy vehicle that will get the attention of all your opponents isn’t always the best idea.

Fortnite motorboat locations

Despite this, vehicles often feature in the game’s challenges, which are essential to earn that all-important XP to help level up the Battle Pass – and it’s something players are getting frustrated with.

Most recently, the Season 5 Week 7 legendary challenge requires players to ‘Damage Opponents in Vehicles’, with quite a few tiers to tick off. Completing this challenge in full requires a total of 2,500 damage to opponents in vehicles, which is no easy task.

In a Reddit thread titled “Can we stop with the vehicle challenges please?” several Fortnite players have left comments airing their frustration about the constant vehicle-based quests and how hard they are to finish.

Can we stop with the vehicle challenges please? from FortNiteBR

“The vehicle challenges are absolute trash,” wrote one player, while another added: “The game’s just becoming more and more of a grind, the legendary challenges have been a joke this season.”

The main problem people seem to have with vehicle challenges is that once they go live, no one wants to drive as they’ll become a target for other players wanting to complete the challenge. As a result, you have 100 players waiting to damage vehicles, and no one actually driving them.

Besides this frustration, other players have argued that there aren’t enough vehicles located around the map to be able to complete the challenge in the first place, and to make matters worse, there are no vehicle-based LTMs to get easy damage in either.

Fortnite vehicles
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Players are calling for vehicle challenges to be removed from Fortnite.

“Just this challenge existing means people are not going to drive vehicles as much because everyone is going to be waiting for someone else to get in a vehicle so that they can shoot them,” wrote one player.

Another added: “I thought the mission was to deal damage WHILE riding in a vehicle. But since it’s to deal damage TO people in a vehicle, I’m thinking ‘Who the hell would make themselves a target like that?'”

A third pointed out that many vehicles are riddled with bugs and glitches, which makes having to use them even more frustrating: “No one’s riding in them unless they have to because they’re really buggy currently.”

Whether Epic will take heed of these concerns remains to be seen, although it seems unlikely right now.

They did recently promise to ‘look into’ claims that the customizable superhero skin was “unfair” and effectively “pay-to-win” as it allowed players to hide at night, so they are definitely listening when needed.