Epic Games Announces the Release Date and Time for the Fortnite V5.3.0 Content Update - What to Expect - Dexerto
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Epic Games Announces the Release Date and Time for the Fortnite V5.3.0 Content Update – What to Expect

Published: 27/Aug/2018 17:17 Updated: 27/Aug/2018 17:19

by DG Goldstein

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Epic Games has announced when the V5.3.0 Content Update in Fortnite: Battle Royale will go live across all platforms.

According to Twitter, players will ‘Bounce into action’ with the V5.3.0 Content Update on Tuesday, August 28 at 8 AM EST (5 AM PST, 1 PM BST).

The official announcement can be viewed below.

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On August 27, Epic Games confirmed that the originally-datamined ‘Shockwave Grenade’ will be coming to Fortnite in the near future via the ‘in-game news’ menu.

While it is expected that the Shockwave Grenade will be added in the V5.3.0 Content Update on August 28, it is still unknown at this time as the developer could hold-off on its release for a later date.

We will continue to update this story as more information is made available.

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Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite players have got a new way to go invisible and troll their opponents, and it involves using the Mudflap truck. 

As the Fortnite seasons have unfolded, and Epic Games has added plenty of new content to the battle royale, players have found more and more ways to get an advantage over their opponents – be it legitimately or by using glitches and exploits. 

In the past, these glitches have ranged from being able to use whatever skin you want, getting under the map, and being able to carry more items than normally allowed. 

There have also been God Mode and invisibility exploits too. While Epic has been pretty good at rooting those out, even disabling the items that help players use these glitches, there’s a new one they’ll have to get rid of. 

Mudflap truck driving through a gunfight in Fortnite
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The Mudflap truck is central to the new glitch.

The new invisibility glitch was pointed out by YouTuber GlitchKing who showed that it works similar to the invisibility glitch with the boat in seasons past. 

Players have to be knocked at the same time they’re entering a Mudflap truck, and then by doing so, are thrown underneath the truck while knocked. If they’re then picked up a teammate, they are invisible to everyone else in the lobby. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work as intended, obviously, as GlitchKing showed that his friend had attempted it a few times – once being throw under the map and another being eliminated altogether.

Obviously, when players are invisible, it’s impossible to get a read on their position. As GlitchKing demonstrated, he was able to cause havoc by damaging enemies who were clueless as to where he was. Though, he did give the game away by picking up knocked enemies.

Given that the glitch revolves around the Mudflap, Epic might have to disable the vehicle while they get things figured out, but as of writing, the problem hasn’t made its way to their Trello board so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’re aware of it.