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Broken Fortnite Launch Pad bug is costing players Victory Royales

Published: 9/Feb/2020 19:20

by Eli Becht


Fortnite’s v11.50 update reintroduced Launch Pads into the game, but with them came a new bug that could end up costing players some well-deserved Victory Royales.

Through most of Chapter 2’s first season, players were forced to traverse the gigantic map without the use of any mobility options.

Previous seasons had vehicles like Stormwing planes, Ballers, and even golf carts as a way to get around, but all of that has disappeared.

Epic GamesBallers, while hated, were a good source of mobility in Fortnite.

Finally, near the end of Season 1, Epic Games decided to throw players a bone and bring Launch Pads back into the game.

By having them again, it opened up many more playing styles because being stuck out in the storm was no longer such a big deal.

Epic Games
Epic Games
Launch Pads are officially back.

However, some costly bugs have entered the game as a result of their return.

Reddit user PuppyScrubber17 posted a clip showing that if you put down the Launch Pad over an object, not only will it not destroy the obstruction anymore, but it also won’t propel you into the air.

By the time they realize their escape route wasn’t going to work, they were already beamed by another player and eliminated from the game.

The launchpad doesn’t destroy objects and won’t activate when obstructed. from FortNiteBR

Obviously, that can end up being a very devastating glitch, so it’ll be important for the developers to get that one ironed out as soon as possible.

Given the fact the Launch Pad remains one of the only ways players can get around the map quickly, having a bug like this stay in the game would pretty much wipe out any of the uses they have.

Luckily, this doesn’t seem to be a widespread issue as of yet, so it could have just been a case of bad luck. The Redditor explains they were playing on Xbox One X, which could be the source of the problems. Many players have been reporting issues with Fortnite’s performance on console since the launch of Chapter 2.

Whatever the case may be, we’ll just have to hope Epic will get on it fast. To find out what bugs are currently being worked on, you can always head over to the game’s Trello board to see what’s been reported.


Fortnite dev hints G.I Joe Snake Eyes collaboration could be in the works

Published: 26/Oct/2020 6:38 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 7:02

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite developer Donald Mustard hid some clues towards future content in the background of his zoom call today and a conveniently-placed G.I Joe figurine has convinced some players a collaboration could be on the cards.

Fortnite is no stranger to collaboration and innovation. It’s a game that knows no bounds and has collided with other characters and universes including Batman, John Wick, Marvel, and Star Wars.

Donald Mustard, the Creative Director at Epic Games, has been busy dropping hints towards future content in recent weeks. In an interview on Marvel’s ‘This Week In Marvel’ podcast, he let it slip that Fortnite and Marvel would be crossing paths time and time again.

However, it seems like that isn’t all he’s got planned. Earlier today, he took part in a zoom interview with video-game journalist Geoff Keighley and dropped some hints towards future content in a creative way.

Donald Mustard scattered clues around his room

Donald Mustard used a webcam during the Zoom call. Naturally, that means viewers could see the room he was in. However, instead of covering things up left, right, and center, he embraced it and decided to play a game — the madman scattered clues hinting towards future content around the room.

“That was SO fun and SO inspiring!” he said. “Super cool to hang out with a bunch of awesome people who all LOVE the art of games! Trying to count how many clues to future stuff I’ve hidden into the background of my ‘wfh’ space…” he added.

Fortnite players were quick to pounce and look for clues. There were lots of bits and pieces in the shot, including a couch, a desk, an exercise bike, and paintings on the wall.

However, one item stood head and shoulders above the rest. It’s gained traction on social media and convinced many Fortnite might cross paths with another popular American hero, G.I Joe.

There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the background, including a poster to Star Trek: Into Darkness. However, only one thing sticks out like a sore thumb; a boxed figure of ‘Snake Eyes’ from revived franchise G.I Joe.

Fortnite G.I Joe Snake Eyes
Donald Mustard / Jtneagle
Reddit user /u/Jtneagle points out the G.I Joe Snake Eyes clue with a red arrow.

Snake Eyes is an important member of the G.I Joe Team. He’s also one of the most popular characters in the story and has been involved in the story behind every G.I Joe movie and series.

Interestingly, a spin-off film dedicated entirely to him called ‘Snake Eyes’ is reportedly on the cards for production in 2021. If anything, it makes a potential Fortnite and G.I Joe collaboration all-the-more believable.

GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.
Paramount Pictures
GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.

However, not everyone is convinced. Some players hope and believe Fortnite will cross paths with Star Trek instead.

It’s also possible that both of them will come into play at separate points in time. After all, Donald Mustard himself multiple clues were hidden in the background.

Either way, the hype is real, and players can’t wait to see what’s happening next in Fortnite. And, while we wait, there’s still plenty of Marvel content to enjoy too.