Popular gaming YouTuber ‘Drift0r’ has discovered a fun way to get kills in Fortnite using the game’s giant, purple cube.
An enormous cube has recently appeared in Fortnite, and has been slowly moving its way across the map. The cube possesses an array of odd properties, such as burning strange runes into the ground, making deep groaning noises, and even blasting players leagues away should they try to attack it.
Now, Drift0r has used the cube’s defensive abilities as a means to troll other players, after discovering that the cube has a startup delay on its defensive blast, meaning that a player can hit the cube and take cover before the blast has time to strike.
He showcased this trick in a video he posted on Twitter. In the video, Drift0r would hit the cube, take cover, and watch as the cube blasted the nearest player.
Bouncing people off the mountain with the Cube in Fortnite is super fun. I hope this thing ends up being a permanent map feature. pic.twitter.com/SzU7G5Reqw
— Drift0r (@Drift0r) August 30, 2018
Drift0r stated that he learned of this trick “the hard way,” and revealed that players can also get kills using the method.
“I’ve been playing around with the Fortnite cube and learning how to get kills with it. This video is how I learned that hard way it it just targets the nearest player regardless of squad.”
By knocking players away, he could take advantage of their stunned state and closer proximity to eliminate his opponents. With the cube being such a draw, plenty of players are drawn to it – to their ultimate misfortune.
While the cube’s mystery remains unsolved, players can use Drift0r’s method to surprise unsuspecting players while the cube still stands – er, rolls.