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Epic responds to amusing Fortnite jetpack glitch while hiding

Published: 28/Jan/2020 2:04

by Brad Norton

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Hiding with a jetpack equipped has led to a bizarre issue in Fortnite, with Epic Games confirming that the mix of features is certainly not working as intended.

Jetpacks are a limited-time Legendary item in Fortnite that allows players to soar through the skies, quickly retake high ground, and get the jump on their opponents.

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If you’re being hunted down however, hiding can often be a great way to steer clear of enemies and get your breath back. Amusingly, the Legendary item doesn’t mix all too well with the hiding mechanic however, leading developers at Epic Games to respond and issue a comment on the state of the ridiculous issue in-game.

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Jetpacks are currently available in the limited-time close quarters mode.

Once players are tightly secured in any given hiding spot on the map, a hilarious glitch can occur that sends them sky-high thanks to the jetpack item.

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Triggering its boosting effects while in the hiding spot shouldn’t really have any effect on paper. In practice though, the interaction leads to all sorts of unforeseen issues.

Reddit user ‘DrGetSomeStrange‘ shared one such interaction while hiding in a portable toilet. After activating the jetpack, his camera angle shot into the sky opposed to just staying put. 

Rising through the sky as though the character model was in the center of the screen the entire time, players are able to soar until they can see the entire map in-full view.

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Eventually reaching the apex, their character magically appeared and began plummeting back down to the land below.

When you use a jetpack while hiding this happens… from FortNiteBR

The silver lining of this particular instance is that thankfully the jetpack item had enough charge left to slow the player’s fall and avoid a hilarious death.

Responding to the issue at hand, an Epic Games community coordinator outlined how the problem is “currently on [their] scope and is being investigated” by the development team.

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There’s no quite telling how soon Epic will be able to get on top of the awkward interaction and patch out the evident bug, so for the time being, perhaps try to avoid hiding with a jetpack at all costs.

While jetpacks can be quite the rare find in Fortnite, if you happen to spot an enemy with one attached to their back, at least you’ll know in advance to aim sky-high if they attempt to hide.

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Not the only high-flying bug of late, Snowmen also launched players into space throughout the Christmas-themed event.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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