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Epic Games Announces Fix for ‘Ghost Peeking’ in Fortnite

Published: 24/Jul/2018 18:35 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:53

by DG Goldstein


A major issue has been resolved in Fortnite: Battle Royale after massive amounts of community feedback.

If you have graced the Fortnite battlefield in recent months, there is a high chance that you have died to an opponent that you were unable to see behind a ramp, wall, or other forms of cover.

This was known as ‘Ghost Peeking’ around the Fortnite community, which was an exploit where a player could fire over cover while crouching up-hill, and quickly became an issue among competitors.

In the latest V.5.1 update released on July 24, Epic Games implemented an update to fix this problem for future matches and provided an in-depth look at how the new POV will look in a Reddit post which can be viewed below.

Design Chat: “Ghost Peeking”

“Hey guys, let’s talk about “Ghost Peeking”.

When crouching up-hill, you can sometimes fire over cover without actually being seen by your target.

Here, I’ve enabled some developer debug to show what’s happening:”


The yellow line is a trace from the center of your camera. The green line is supposed to be the bullet trace.

So why is that happening?

Our animation system does some adjustments to the character to make sure that the feet are always positioned nicely on slopes, like this:


Unfortunately, in some cases this can sometimes lower the character mesh down far further than we intended. Oops!

In 5.10, we’ve included a fix for this issue so that any time you can shoot someone, they will be able to see you, and shoot you. This is what it looks like now:


More information can be found in the official Reddit post on the Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit.


Fortnite Halo Master Chief skin leaked and coming soon

Published: 3/Dec/2020 12:15 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 12:33

by Jacob Hale


New leaks suggest that Halo’s iconic Master Chief character might be coming to Fortnite, as the collaborations keep coming in to Epic Games’ hit battle royale title.

In recent Fortnite seasons, we’ve already seen Marvel characters make their way into the game and, for Season 5, a collaboration with The Mandalorian brings new cosmetics and challenges to the game.

For the strong legion of fans of the Halo series though, whether they still play it regularly or not, the idea of playing as Master Chief in Fortnite will be a hugely exciting one.

Here’s what we know about Master Chief in Fortnite so far.

Halo Infinite cover Master Chief
Halo Infinite is due to release soon, making it the perfect time for a Fortnite collab.

Is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

While there has been no official confirmation or even a hint from Fortnite or Halo devs Bungie, the leaks are starting to grace the internet, bringing the character that the entire Halo story is based around to the daunting battle royale island.

After an initial tweet from FNBRLeaks suggested that there would be a collaboration in the future — including a Red vs Blue LTM (Red and Blue are the two teams in Halo) as well as cosmetics — it was backed up with screenshots of the rumored cosmetics.

As you can see in the tweet below, there is allegedly a Master Chief outfit coming to the game, as well as a Lil’ Warthog Emote and a UNSC Pelican Glider arriving, both from the Halo series.

When is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

As for when the leaked Master Chief is due to arrive, we don’t have much information yet. On December 2, leaks revealed that God of War’s Kratos will be arriving in Fortnite during Season 5.

Some fans have theorized that Kratos could be arriving in Season 5 for PlayStation fans (as God of War is a PlayStation exclusive) whereas Master Chief could be the Xbox alternative, with Halo being Xbox-exclusive.

If they do come at or around the same time, Season 5 is due to end on March 16, so expect to see these arrive by then if they’re both expected this season.

As always, take these leaks with a pinch of salt — while they come from reliable sources, we never the full details on these until Epic Games confirm them, so we’ll just have to wait and see.