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Epic Games respond to Fortnite bug that lets you fish on land

Published: 5/Nov/2019 17:27 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 18:15

by Eli Becht


A strange new bug has reared its head in Fortnite that allows players to fish anywhere on the map, despite water not being anywhere around.

Fortnite Chapter 2 introduced fishing as a new mechanic that allowed players to pick up rods and cast into the water in hopes of catching materials, weapons, fish, and more.

These weapons include anything from common pistols to rare and powerful assault rifles, while the fish will provide healing and shields depending on the types you catch.

Fishing has been well-received by members of the community as it’s a good way to get your early-game farming in, and as Tfue has shown us, it has its place in the late game.

Epic GamesFishing on land? You can in Fortnite.

However, a bug has been discovered that lets players fish on land, which is definitely not what the developers had in mind when they added the mechanic in.

While he’s far from the first one to notice this, SypherPK highlighted the issue during his stream and explained how to do it.

If you look straight down at the ground and cast your line, you’ll be able to catch things through the ground.

If you look straight down you can fish anywhere on the map from r/FortNiteBR

It doesn’t take much to see how this bug can easily be abused, and it didn’t take long for Epic Games to respond to the bug.

Of course, it’s not meant to be in the game and Epic employee MrPopoTFS said the team will look into it.

“Yarrr, we don’t need water where we’re going,” he said. “I’ll be sending this over to the crew to take a closer look at what sorcery this be.”


Beginning on November 5, a stealth update introduced a whole new way to fish in the game with the Harpoon Gun.

It pretty much does everything the fishing rods currently do, except much faster. See a bunch of fish swimming around in the water? Just launch your harpoon in and catch them.

The Harpoon Gun even does additional damage to players, at a whopping 75 HP a hit. 

Unfortunately, players had to find this all out on their own since no patch notes were revealed for this update.

As far as we can tell, it looks like the Harpoon Gun is the only new thing to arrive. 


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.