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Epic Games respond to quirky Fortnite Jellie skin glitches

by Brad Norton

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After only being added into Fortnite with the January 20 store update, the Rare Jellie skin seems to have taken its name literally as developers at Epic Games have responded to some hilarious glitches. 

Adding in countless cosmetic items week in and week out, it’s no surprise certain skins would eventually come with a few bugs. One of the most recent Fortnite updates introduced the community to Jellie, a whimsical new skin that looks to be made entirely from a gelatinous substance.

While visual design and actual in-game function are two completely separate things, it appears as though this skin is actually made of jelly as a few amusing bugs have forced Epic Games to comment on the new cosmetic.

Fortnite store Jellie skin
Epic Games
The Jellie skin has led to all sorts of over the top glitches in Fortnite lately.

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“The anemone you don’t want for an enemy,” the in-game store reads when hovering over the Rare Jellie skin. That statement couldn’t be more accurate as bizarre visual glitches could make your enemies impossible to hit.

With three players using the bugged skin, Reddit user ‘Dolotone’ and his squad started to emote in the middle of a match. In just a matter of seconds, one player stumbled upon a ridiculous glitch that saw Jellie’s legs grow a dozen times their regular size.

Taking all sorts of odd shapes and sizes throughout the animation, the player made himself a far more difficult target for anyone to hit. 

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Amusingly enough, these quirky glitches aren’t exclusive to the battlefield however, as players using the Jellie skin are able to bug their character model in the main menu as well.

One example from froggiejp shows the skins legs expanding in the menu while they spun in a circle. Others in the lobby didn’t seem to mind a gelatinous helicopter phasing through them but eventually, the legs returned to normal size.

Similarly, the ‘Spring-Loaded’ emote also serves as a catalyst for some ridiculous visual bugs. Expanding and contracting all over the screen, the longer this emote goes on the more whacky Jellie’s skin appears. 

“He's got those dancin' feet!” Epic Games community coordinator ‘EmptyTux’ responded on Reddit. “Thanks for the vid, we'll investigate.”

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There’s no quite telling just how soon the issues will be patched out of the game though it’s clear that it wasn’t an intentional feature from Epic to make the skin that little bit more unique.

Until the problems are resolved, however, this could be a hilarious way to freak your friends out in the lobby before loading into a match.