Clever Fortnite trick lets players build and take cover faster after gliding - Dexerto

Clever Fortnite trick lets players build and take cover faster after gliding

Published: 11/Jan/2019 22:03 Updated: 12/Jan/2019 0:32

by Albert Petrosyan


Fortnite Battle Royale users have found a neat new trick that allows them to build and take cover faster after gliding down to the ground. 

Apart from the initial glide down at the start of every match, there are several other situations that require the use of the glider, such as when jumping from X-4 Stormwing planes, using Rifts, or launching off Launch Pads. 

Gliding down can be risky, especially in late game situations, because gliders make a lot of noise and nearby enemy players can get alerted and start attacking even before the gliding player has reached the ground, putting them at an extreme disadvantage. 

In order to better combat this disadvantage, Reddit user ‘CharizardFactory’ has discovered that there is a way for players to build faster as soon as they do land so that they can protect themselves for enemy fire. 

With gliders making so much noise, gliding down into hot zones can leave players exposed to enemy fire as soon as they land.

Just prior to doing the action that will ultimately lead to gliding down (jumping from a plane, jumping on a Launch Pad, etc…) a player must pull out their building interface and press and hold the button to initiate a wall build.

It’s essential that this be done prior to actually launching because it won’t work if one tries to pull out their builds while already in the air. 

Once that is done and the player is already in the air and gliding down, they must continue to hold the button down until they land, at which point the building mechanism will register again and a wall will instantaneously build in front of the player as soon as the glider goes away.

Here is a video demonstrating how to do this trick and the difference it can make in building speeds, courtesy of Reddit user ‘ImSpeedyGonzalez.’ 

As the video above shows, this method is a 240 millisecond faster way to initiate building after a glide-down rather than trying to build a wall normally as soon as the player lands. 

That may not seem like much of an improvement, it is better than nothing, and most seasoned Fortnite players will tell you that certain situations can come down to split-second differences. 

Besides, there is no reason not to start using this since it’s simple enough to do and only requires that Turbo Building be enabled, which most players have on anyway. 


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.