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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.

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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.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

Fortnite leaked bundles
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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.