Use of the Emote Fast Farming Glitch in Fortnite May Become Bannable - Dexerto

Use of the Emote Fast Farming Glitch in Fortnite May Become Bannable

Published: 25/Jun/2018 21:34 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has finally commented on the emote fast farming glitch technique in their popular game Fortnite: Battle Royale.

According to one of their representatives, the use of the glitch is not approved and can potentially be deemed as a bannable offense in-game.

The technique was first brought into the forefront by FaZe Clan’s professional Fortnite player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney.

In the video, he demonstrated that intermittently using the pickax and doing an emote greatly speeds up the process of harvesting materials.

Many Fortnite players were under the impression that since the glitch was the fault of Epic Games, the use of it in-game would be allowed.

However, a screenshot posted on Reddit of conversation about the topic with Epic representative ‘Lynx’ suggests otherwise.

It’s an exploit and we do not approve using it
it may be our fault, but it takes very specific deliberate action to use
that’s not something a user can repeatedly do accidentally
it’s exactly the same as getting underground using a cart


There has been no official word from Epic Games as to if and when this fast farming glitch will get fixed, and as of this article’s writing, no major account bans or suspensions have been handed out for its use.

However, with Epic having shown in the past that they are dedicated to maintaining a high level of in-game ethics, big streamers and content creators would be wise to not use the glitch so that they will not get reported and/or banned.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.