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Broken Fortnite exploit gives players unlimited Marvel hero abilities

Published: 3/Sep/2020 6:47

by Andrew Amos


The new Marvel hero abilities modeled after characters like Doctor Doom and Silver Surfer have taken players by storm in Season 4. They are exceptionally strong, however, a new exploit has made them even stronger ⁠— by giving players unlimited access to them.

As part of Fortnite’s Nexus War Season 4 event, Epic introduced a number of Marvel hero themed abilities into the game. From Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb to Groot’s Bramble Shield, every character is getting some sort of item in the game.

While some haven’t been added yet, players are already making use of the ones that are. The abilities are already pretty strong, forcing Epic to gate them behind a cooldown so they can only be used every 15 seconds or so.

All the Fortnite Marvel skins in Season 4 in game
Epic Games
Eventually, every new Marvel character will have abilities in Fortnite Season 4.

However, players have already found a workaround that gives them infinite charges ⁠— just sharing the items. While such an exploit won’t work in solos, in duos, trios, or squads, you can easily get access to unlimited charges of the Marvel abilities.

The cooldown for the abilities are attached to the players, not the items themselves. This means you can use it, pass to your squadmate, then pass it on again. Once it cycles back the original user, it should be off cooldown already.

Pro players like Clix, MackWood, and Calc are already abusing the strat in pro scrims and public lobbies. The items are all available in competitive play, which means come FNCS and other tournaments, it’s likely such sharing will become more prominent.

In case it wasn’t clear enough, here’s exactly how you can replicate the ‘exploit’ to remove the cooldown:

  1. Find one of the mythic Marvel items
  2. Let one squadmate use it
  3. Drop it so another squadmate can pick it up
  4. That squadmate should be able to use the Marvel item instantly with no cooldown
  5. Keep cycling between your squad to get unlimited abilities

Obviously, such a broken mechanic probably shouldn’t fly in competitive play, or even regular play. It could be that such a tactic is unintentional. If so, Epic is probably looking into a fix. However, Epic haven’t commented on changing the cooldown or nerfing the items.

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As more of the mythic Marvel items get added into the game, it’s only going to be more likely this abuse becomes a center-piece of how to play in Season 4. There’s still items like Thor’s Mjolnir hammer and Iron Man’s suit waiting to be added, according to dataminers.

If you have some friends you are queuing up in Season 4 with, be sure to abuse this tactic while it lasts. If not, you could just face off against someone else who is, and you’ll be at a disadvantage almost immediately.


Tfue finally reveals why he quit Fortnite after 2 years of “crankin 90s”

Published: 28/Oct/2020 22:50

by Alan Bernal


One of the biggest Fortnite streamers ever, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, revealed why he quit the game that amassed him millions of followers and a lucrative streaming career.

Since Fortnite’s battle royale component was released, the 22-year-old has been one of the most consistent content creators around the title. As for skill, at one time he was hailed as the best player, which only skyrocketed his popularity on Twitch.

But after years of speaking out against design decisions and the subsequent release of Warzone, Tfue left behind his main source of content – sporadically popping back into Fortnite since.

Only lightly talking about his Fortnite absence in the past, Tfue opened up about why he left on the ‘Brand Risk Podcast’ and how he’s expanded from the game since making the decision.

Epic Games via Twitch
Tfue was a huge figure in the Fortnite scene. He’s pictured here making an appearance at the Fortnite World Cup.

“Two years of cranking 90s was just too much,” Tfue said. “I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

When he first started uploading YouTube videos on Fortnite, he called it one of the “easiest and most polished” battle royales in the market at the time. That was largely true, as audiences from all age and skill groups eagerly hopped on to try it out.

But as his popularity slowly grew on Twitch, he saw that Fortnite started to become a job instead of the title that consumed his gaming life.

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“I got to the point where the only reason I was playing it was for viewers and for my career,” he explained. “I just stopped caring about that and felt like I milked Fortnite for all that was worth, considering I was blowing up at the peak of it.”

Tfue feels Fortnite “will die down, but (never) actually die,” and he’s already deep into games like Warzone to hold him over. Other bigtime streamers like DrLupo, CouRage, and Myth have also been separating from Epic Games’ battle royale, something we’re seeing more and more.

While he made a name for himself on the Fortnite island, Tfue has been exploring greener pastures to take his streaming career to the next phase.