Fortnite devs respond to game-breaking car glitch that's killing drivers - Dexerto

Fortnite devs respond to game-breaking car glitch that’s killing drivers

Published: 12/Aug/2020 3:14 Updated: 12/Aug/2020 3:15

by Andrew Amos


A new Fortnite vehicle glitch has emerged in Season 3, randomly killing drivers as they cruise around the map. Epic have responded to the myriad of complaints though, and are looking into a fix.

Fortnite’s joy rides have been a pain to deal with so far in Season 3. They’ve taken to the skies unintentionally, players have been able to keep them running with infinite fuel, and that’s only the surface of some of the glitches.


While most of them haven’t been too game-breaking, a new one that has surfaced certainly is. Players are being dragged out of their cars and killed while still driving. The worst of all, it’s almost impossible to know when it’ll strike.

Whiplash in Fortnite
Epic Games
The Whiplash car in Fortnite seems to be killing players randomly.

Numerous players have uploaded clips of their random deaths to Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. There are some common themes between the random vehicle deaths though.


First of all, all the clips Dexerto has been able to uncover involve the Whiplash. The sports car may go fast in Fortnite, but it could also quickly lead to your death through this glitch. The Bear, Mudflap, and the Prevalent haven’t been affected.

Most of the sudden deaths take place at Pleasant Park, although there was one instance of it happening at Lazy Lake. Often it involves players running into terrain then falling through the map, or just dying on collision.

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While this could be due to the cars being low health, most of the deaths happened while the Whiplashes were fully fortified. It just seems like an indiscriminate glitch that could strike at almost any time around Pleasant Park, Lazy Lake, or another major POI.


Epic have responded to the glitch on Reddit stating that while they don’t have a fix yet, the team is currently looking into one. “If anyone is able to reproduce it, please immediately report it via the in-game Feedback button after encountering it,” said ‘EpicBoaty’ on Reddit.

There’s currently no timeline for when this glitch will be fixed. It’s also unclear whether Epic will disable the Whiplash ⁠— or all cars ⁠— to fix the bug. Epic did take the drastic step of disabling boats to fix an infinite item glitch, so they could do the same here.

For now though, if you pick up a Whiplash, be careful when cruising around Pleasant Park or Lazy Lake. It might also being worth finding another car to ride around in, in case you become an unlucky victim to this glitch.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson