The Baller in Fortnite can be used as an all-terrain vehicle that even survives the storm if this is indeed working as intended.
The big news at the end of Fortnite Season 7 was that planes were being vaulted. Many of the top streamers and pro players were very happy with this move.
This was of course before they knew the Baller would be rolling its way into the game with Season 8.
On paper, the Baller seems like a harmless vehicle but it has proven to be meta-changing and players rely on it to get around and essentially annoy other players.
Changes are coming to the Baller going into the Fortnite World Cup but their presence has already been felt in the game, both competitively and non-competitively.
Not only are the Ballers very annoying to go against, but it also turns out they can just roll around in the storm unharmed.
A clip posted to Reddit shows the ball sitting in a structure just tanking storm surge damage like it's no big deal. This is very worrying if it is actually working as intended and not a bug.
A reply to the video also mentions the ball could just be sitting in a 1x1 structure with a stink bomb going off without damaging the player at all. Realistically, this makes sense since the player is inside the ball.
Gameplay-wise, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for the Baller to be invulnerable to the elements, however.
Changes are coming to the Baller in the upcoming v8.30 patch which will nerf the Baller, and other vehicles, as we know.
It's important to get this out of the way as soon as possible with the World Cup quickly approaching.
What's more troubling is the fact Epic Games still held a $500K tournament with the Baller in the state it's currently in, meaning some players could have gotten an unfair advantage using this newly discovered bug.