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Epic Games Is Investigating an Issue With Fortnite Caused by Norton Antivirus [UPDATED]

Published: 6/Aug/2018 15:27 Updated: 6/Aug/2018 21:14

by Ross Deason


UPDATE – 08/06 1:56 PM PT
A Norton Spokesperson has reached out to let us know that the issues causing some Norton Antivirus users to not be able to log into Fortnite have been resolved – “We have identified and resolved the matter affecting some of our customers’ ability to log into Epic Games’ “Fortnite.”

Epic Games is looking into an ongoing issue that has been causing login issues for Fortnite players since a recent Norton Antivirus update.

The antivirus software has reportedly been detecting Fortnite, or Unreal Engine 4, as a trojan file and blocking the game from running.

Epic released a short statement saying “we are aware that some players are experiencing login issues after receiving an update from Norton Antivirus” and that they are in the process of helping Norton’s employees with their investigations.

Login Issues After Norton Update from r/FORTnITE

If you don’t want to wait for Norton to fix the issue, you can exclude the pakchunk0-windowsclient.sig file from Norton’s auto protect or quarantine zone.

Natewad on Reddit explained how to do this in one of the numerous threads related to the infuriating issue:

It is currently unknown why Norton’s software is making the mistake of detecting the file as a trojan but it appears to have affected thousands of players worldwide.

Norton has also acknowledged the issue after Max Rayner on Twitter said “Millions of over-anxious children around the world want to know:  do either of your companies have a comment on why Norton flags one of Fortnite’s files as a Trojan?”

A Norton support employee responded with “Sorry about the trouble. We are currently looking in to this. Will get back to with more updates”.


How to pull off powerful Fortnite She-Hulk and Ironman “super-jump”

Published: 23/Oct/2020 7:19

by Andrew Amos


Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has done it again ⁠— the Fortnite star has uncovered yet another powerful interactive involving the new Marvel mythics. This time, he’s combined the She-Hulk and Ironman items to pull off a map-traversing “super-jump.”

It seems like a new mythic item is arriving in Fortnite every week during Season 4. The Marvel-themed season has appropriately themed items to go along with it, bringing each hero’s superpowers into the game.

Thor can toss around his Mjolnir, Iron Man can fly around, and well, She-Hulk can smash. Her mythic was added into the game in the latest update for players to muck around with.

She Hulk Jennifer Walters in Fortnite
Epic Games
She-Hulk’s mythic has finally been added to the main game.

She-Hulk’s smash allows her to jump incredible distances before smashing into the ground, knocking enemies up, and dealing damage. It’s very effective for closing down distances on opponents.

Her mythic is also very good at getting across the map quickly. SypherPK has managed to break Fortnite once again using his favorite combination of tools: Marvel mythics, and crash pads.

If you use the She-Hulk and Ironman mythics while jumping off a crash pad, you’re able to fly basically all the way across the Fortnite island. Obviously it’s a little bit silly, but if you need to make a cross-map rotation pronto, there’s no faster way.

“Iron man, plus Hulk smash jump ⁠— you get a really big boost there. Doing it in the water makes you go much further, and once you add a crash pad…it’s really cool,” Sypher said.

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Here’s a quick step-by-step guide:

  1. Deploy a crash pad in water.
  2. Jump in the water, and use the Iron Man Repulsor to jump into the air.
  3. Swap to the She-Hulk mythic, and use that to jump off the crash pad.
  4. Watch as you fly as far as you want across the map.

Obviously, this is probably a glitch. However, that shouldn’t stop you from abusing it whenever you get the chance ⁠— either for a bit of fun, or for a real advantage.

Epic is likely to patch it out of the game shortly, so you don’t have long to test it out for yourself. If you do manage to nab both mythics though, give it a whirl, and you might find yourself super-jumping across the map too.