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Fortnite Battle Royale New Weapon, Trap, and Item Found by Dataminers

Published: 3/Jun/2018 19:58 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 15:55

by Scott Mahoney

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UPDATE:

An in-game message in Fortnite: Battle Royale has officially confirmed that the Bouncer (Bounce Pad) mentioned in this article is “coming soon.”

New datamined game files have revealed new details regarding a new weapon, trap, and item that could be coming to Fortnite Battle Royale in the near future. 

The details of the datamine come from FNBRLeaks, who regularly scour through Fortnite files to reveal new information.

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Since the popular battle royale game exploded onto the gaming scene a few months back, Epic Games developers have continued to update the game regularly with new features for players to enjoy.

Recent new items such as the Jetpack were found in datamined files before they found their way into the game.

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Files reveal a ‘Stink Bomb’ gas grenade that could be coming to the fan favorite battle royale soon.

Among other details, a ceiling trap that releases tires from up to 3 tiles high may also be coming to the player versus player mode.

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Information regarding a ‘Bounce Pad,’ that long time players will be familiar with, has also resurfaced and will likely see its way back into the game.

These new additions to the game could have a tremendous impact on the way players utilize other new features like the shopping cart

We will keep you updated as more information about these new items is released.

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Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite players have got a new way to go invisible and troll their opponents, and it involves using the Mudflap truck. 

As the Fortnite seasons have unfolded, and Epic Games has added plenty of new content to the battle royale, players have found more and more ways to get an advantage over their opponents – be it legitimately or by using glitches and exploits. 

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In the past, these glitches have ranged from being able to use whatever skin you want, getting under the map, and being able to carry more items than normally allowed. 

There have also been God Mode and invisibility exploits too. While Epic has been pretty good at rooting those out, even disabling the items that help players use these glitches, there’s a new one they’ll have to get rid of. 

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Mudflap truck driving through a gunfight in Fortnite
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The Mudflap truck is central to the new glitch.

The new invisibility glitch was pointed out by YouTuber GlitchKing who showed that it works similar to the invisibility glitch with the boat in seasons past. 

Players have to be knocked at the same time they’re entering a Mudflap truck, and then by doing so, are thrown underneath the truck while knocked. If they’re then picked up a teammate, they are invisible to everyone else in the lobby. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work as intended, obviously, as GlitchKing showed that his friend had attempted it a few times – once being throw under the map and another being eliminated altogether.

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Obviously, when players are invisible, it’s impossible to get a read on their position. As GlitchKing demonstrated, he was able to cause havoc by damaging enemies who were clueless as to where he was. Though, he did give the game away by picking up knocked enemies.

Given that the glitch revolves around the Mudflap, Epic might have to disable the vehicle while they get things figured out, but as of writing, the problem hasn’t made its way to their Trello board so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’re aware of it.