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Broken Silver Surfer Board trick lets Fortnite players phase through walls

Published: 1/Sep/2020 7:49

by Andrew Amos

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The all-new Marvel items and super powers have been a hit with Fortnite players. However, in a competitive sense, Silver’s Surfers Board might be the most broken. This broken trick is allowing players to phase through walls with the board, making it a must-find. 

Silver Surfer’s Board might just be one of the most broken items added into Fortnite. Part of Season 4’s Nexus War Marvel takeover, the movement item gives players a chance to fly high up in the air almost instantly.

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While it’s good in open spaces, so you can pull out your umbrella and glide to places, players are finding a use for it closer to the ground. It appears that you can even used the board while inside a building, or boxed in a fight, to escape.

Silver Surfer Board in Fortnite
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The Silver Surfer board is quite broken, especially when you consider this trick.

Reddit user ‘MajorLeagueGMoney’ shared the tip on August 31, which completely revolutionizes how to play late-game fights. If you are getting surrounded by builds, or if you find yourself in a box fight you’re not going to win, all you need to do is pop your Silver Surfer Board.

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Activating the board will throw you well outside of the build as the animation kicks off. It’s almost like you vanish in thin air for your opponent. After you dash out, you have two options: flee, or fight.

While the Redditor claimed the trick was “sort of situational, but can be useful for getting free tags [or] losing your enemy,” others have labeled it downright broken. You don’t even need open walls to pop the board ⁠— you can do it in a completely closed off box.

“Sh*t’s a little broken,” one Redditor added. “You can essentially bail yourself out of any outplay the opponent makes on you. Also it’s really good for just mobility.”

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While there’s a 15 second cooldown between uses of the board, the one-time use can be enough to reposition yourself to win a fight ⁠— much like what MajorLeagueG did in the clip.

Tip: You can use Silver Surfer board to get out of a box instantly if any side is open, sort of situational but can be useful for getting free tags/losing your enemy. from r/FortniteCompetitive

Obviously, such a broken item can really swing the tides of competitive play. Given there’s only a few of these boards dotted around the map at different Quinjets, those who get their hands on it will certainly have an advantage in fights.

It remains to be seen if this ability is intentional, or just an exploit or bug. If Epic decides to keep the mechanic in, you’ll have to be weary of your opponent disappearing in your box fight, as they could reappear right behind you on Silver Surfer’s Board.

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How to return your Fortnite NFL skin without using a refund token

Published: 13/Oct/2020 20:00

by Bill Cooney

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After a recent update introducing a change to Fortnite’s NFL skins, Epic Games is giving players the chance to return them for a limited time, and we have all the info on how to do so.

Fortnite’s v14.30 update brought a change to the game’s NFL skins, removing the name and logo for the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins. 

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After years of public backlash, the team removed their nickname and are now officially called the “Washington Football Team” while they work on getting a new trademark.

In-game, the team has been removed from the available options in their line of NFL skins. Now, when you visit the customization tab, Washington will be the last option with no logo. With this change, Epic is allowing players to return their purchase for a limited time – without using a refund token.

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Washington’s NFL Fortnite skin will be this instead.

But this exchange isn’t as straightforward as you might think, and has led to some confusion amongst players trying to figure out how to do it.

Players who still have refund tokens should be able to navigate to the proper tab by going to Settings > Profile (far right) > Lifetime Return Requests > Submit a Request. There, you should see the NFL outfit listed as one of the items eligible for returns.

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Where to request a return for Washington’s Fortnite NFL skin.

But, if you’ve already used all of your refund tokens, the “Submit a Request” Button won’t’ be active. Another problem you may run into is that your game didn’t update right away, making the NFL skin not show up as a return option – until it does update at least.

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The good is that a fix for this is very simple: all you need to do is play a game or enter and leave Creative Mode. After that, you’ll see the prompt shown below and will be able to navigate to the Settings tab and issue a refund.

Fortnite NFL skin solution
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This prompt should let you return your NFL skin even with no tokens.

While the NFL skins were a fun addition to Fortnite for a lot of gamers, some players have found that they don’t use these skins as much as they did when they first came out. Trading one of these in will net you 1,500 V-Bucks as well, which could almost seem like an extra payday if you bought the skin a year or two ago.

Now that you’ve got an extra 1,500 V-Bucks burning a hole in your pocket, you can save them for later, or use them for one of the new skins that were leaked in the v14.30 update.

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