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Epic Games post surprising reaction to Fortnite players not taking damage in lava

Published: 8/Mar/2019 19:01 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 22:20

by David Purcell


Fortnite players have found a bug which allows them to walk right over lava without taking any damage, and Epic Games have been quick to issue a response. 

The developers, who made a whole host of map changes at the beginning of Season 8 on February 28, decided to add a brand new volcano point of interest near the old Wailing Woods site – featuring pools of what’s supposed to be deadly molten lava. 

However, another piece of new content added in the v8.00 patch can be used to walk across it like it’s an ordinary floor and it clearly shouldn’t be. 

Epic GamesFortnite’s volcano is supposed to be a risky location because of deadly lava.

The Conga emote, which some streamers have been using to escape the storm in the new season, allows players to dance and move at the same time – like no other animation in the game. 

Another one of its unique abilities is that players can activate it and dance right across lava, according to footage posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit by PattyGamer05 – as seen below. 

Conga plus lava what could happen? from r/FortNiteBR

After the bug started to rise in popularity on Reddit and more people started to notice the clip, so too did Epic’s Community Coordinator Sean Hamilton – who goes by the online name of MrPopoTFS. 

“While your dance moves are fire, stepping on lava should definitely still be causing damage,” Hamilton posted to the subreddit. “I’ve sent this off to our QA team for investigation.” 


Whether or not a fix is on the way for this issue remains to be seen, but it’s not the only strange bug fans have found since Season 8 begun. In fact, some players have been instantly eliminated just by landing at some locations in Fortnite. 

While some fans will be hoping for a fix for some issues, there’s no doubt that others will enjoy dancing across the lava. Watch out for other players, though! You can’t use your weapon at the same time as the emote. 


Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young


The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
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Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.