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Epic Games respond to quirky Fortnite Jellie skin glitches

Published: 30/Jan/2020 2:52

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

“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. 

We spotted a random Jellie and this happened.. from FortNiteBR

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.”

So jelly’s leg physics can get a little crazy… from FortNiteBR

Mellow spring-loaded Jellie from FortNiteBR

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.

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Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

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Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.