Why have Epic Games disabled Reboot Vans ahead of World Cup Qualifiers? - Dexerto

Why have Epic Games disabled Reboot Vans ahead of World Cup Qualifiers?

Published: 19/Apr/2019 20:05 Updated: 19/Apr/2019 21:26

by Alan Bernal


Epic Games are disabling the Reboot Vans in Fortnite’s competitive modes after discovering a huge problem on April 19 with the respawning mechanic.

The ability to come back after being eliminated made its way into Fortnite after the v8.30 patch brought Reboot Vans into the battle royale, but a new bug has forced the developers’ hands by disabling the feature.

On April 19, Epic Games announced on the official Fortnite Twitter account announced they were rolling back the Vans just a day before pros are expected to compete in the game’s World Cup Qualifiers for a chance to compete in the $1,000,000 tournament.

Epic GamesPlayers looking for the Reboot Van in this weekend’s qualifiers will be in for a disappointment.

Reboot Vans will be missing from Fortnite

While the Reboot Vans add a new dimension to a competitive match, Epic Games made the call to take them out prior to the April 20 qualifiers.

The devs said the Vans were causing an issue with the scoring in the game, leading them to take out the mechanic in totality.

“We’ve discovered an issue involving the Reboot Van that could affect scoring in competitive modes,” Epic Games said. “We’ll be disabling the Reboot Van in all competitive modes and are looking to resolve the issue in a future release.”

Swift changes to competitive matches

The Fortnite account didn’t offer much more insight into the problem, and it still remains unclear how this will affect the weekends’ Semi-Finals and Finals for Duos or beyond.

Though some pros were more concerned with other rising problems that have been integrated in Fortnite, and wondered why the same fast response hadn’t come with problems from things like the infamous Ballers.

Even though the Reboot Vans haven’t been in the game for long, the sudden announcement could be a game-changing development for teams looking to make deep runs.

Though the weekend competitors might appreciate the initiative to take out a problem that could affect the competitions, it comes at an unfortunate time as the major change gives players less than a day to regroup.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.