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Fortnite: Deadly bug discovered with The Baller is killing players instantly

Published: 17/Mar/2019 12:27 Updated: 17/Mar/2019 12:43

by Marcus Banks


The latest addition to Fortnite, The Baller, is causing players to be randomly eliminated due to a newly discovered bug.

The Baller was introduced to the game in the v8.10 patch, giving users another form of mobility with a small layer of protection.

Thanks to the Grappler attached to the front, rotations around the map are effortless at high speeds. The item has been extremely popular in competitive play as it allows users to save valuable materials during hectic end game circles.

Epic GamesThe Baller can be found at charging points scattered around the Fortnite map

However, a bug is causing players to lose all their health when exiting the vehicle despite being safe from fall damage.

Reddit user u/bbjared7 showcases the glitch with only 14 players remaining in the match. After grappling to a safe altitude, 92 damage is dealt when leaving The Baller, with the kill feed suggesting he didn’t stick the landing.

When grappling from height and leaving the ball, fall damage is wrongly inflicted which could be fatal if you are low on health points.

Responding to the post, a number of other players reported having the exact same issue.

It should only be a matter of time before Epic Games hotfixes this unknown bug with other vehicles causing similar issues in the past. Back in Season 6, there were many problems after the Quadcrasher was added which were swiftly resolved so expect a similar response to the current predicament. 


xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton


Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.