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Clever Fortnite Helicopter trick lets you switch to autopilot

Published: 23/Mar/2020 3:08

by Andrew Amos


Wanted to use Fortnite’s new helicopters as a solo but not fly around like a sitting duck? There’s a way to kick the choppers into autopilot, with a neat little trick allowing you to keep shooting while in flight.

Fortnite’s new helicopters have been a hit with players. The choppers were added to the game in the 12.20 Patch on March 17, with 11 vehicles now available around the map.

The five-person helicopter obviously needs someone in the pilot’s seat to achieve take-off, however, a bug has been discovered that allows players to throw it into autopilot.

Epic Games
Helicopters are now available in Fortnite.

Reddit user ‘Ryuzanami’ highlighted just how to pull off the autopilot trick using the newly-released Proximity Mines on March 22.

After getting the mine, place it on the top of the helicopter, just behind the cabin. When you jump into the helicopter, it will start to detonate, however if you change seats to be on the outside, the mine won’t blow up.

Instead, it’ll give you the ability to fly, which then allows you to spend time shooting enemies instead of having to focus on getting around without dying.

New Choppa Autopilot trick ! from r/FortNiteBR

There are a few drawbacks to the trick though. You can only travel in one direction, and eventually you’ll lose the helicopter for good ⁠— either to a hill, or to the zone ⁠— as it will keep going unless you manage to shoot the Proximity Mine.

However, if you want to confuse some enemies, the autopilot trick is pretty easy to pull off. It’s flashy to say the least, so the style points for getting a kill would be worth it.

On top of that though, the trick could prove handy for some upcoming challenges, especially if you prefer to queue by yourself. A Week 6 Meowscles challenge revolves around dealing 200 damage to players while riding in a Choppa, with this trick making life easier for solo players.

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The autopilot helicopter trick will help you complete Week 6’s Meowscles challenges if you are a solo player.

Epic are yet to comment on the trick, although given how popular it’s getting, it might not be long until it’s patched out.

Until then, you can give it a crack by dropping in one of the various locations on the map where the Choppas are found. Don’t know where to go? Follow our guide to find them all.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.