Epic Games nerf the effectiveness of bunny hopping on Fortnite - Dexerto

Epic Games nerf the effectiveness of bunny hopping on Fortnite

Published: 24/Oct/2018 15:10 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 16:36

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have removed the ability to bunny hop from Fortnite Battle Royale in the V6.20 update released for the game on Wednesday, October 24.

Fans of the popular battle royale title had figured out that if you were to use a Shadow Stone and then jump into the Bounce Pits, players could carry the momentum of the opening jump forward as long as they jumped again the moment they hit the ground.

This allowed players to travel great distances in very little time, however players were only able to do it as long as their Shadow Stone was still active.

Unfortunately for those who practised this skill, it appears that Epic Games have considerably reduced it’s effectiveness.

A user named ‘Cyanide814’ tested the technique when the new update officially released, and has reported that it is now impossible to do it, as the game no longer allows you to use your momentum to boost you forward.

Cyanide814 also tested it using the Grappler and Shockwave Grenades, but found the same result. He did note that jumping as soon as you hit the ground after using the glider would boost you forward the first time, but would then stop you dead in your tracks the second you landed.

FYI with the new update, you can’t bunny hop anymore. from r/FortniteCompetitive

The bunny hopping technique was patched in the V6.20 update for Fortnite, which saw the introduction of the new Limited Time Mode, Fortnitemares.

The launch of this Limited Time Event got off to a shaky start, however, as Epic Games were forced to disable it just hours after it officially released.


Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett


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
Epic Games
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.