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Fortnite devs respond to Season 3’s bizarre disappearing whirlpools

Published: 6/Jul/2020 10:48 Updated: 6/Jul/2020 10:49

by Joe Craven


Epic Games have responded to a bizarre Fortnite Season 3 glitch that sees the game’s whirlpools randomly disappearing. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, among many other things, introduced whirlpools to the immensely popular building battle royale. The whirlpools are essentially transportation devices for players, akin to the rifts we’ve seen in past seasons.

Recent weeks have seen players experience a host of glitches with the whirlpools. A no-damage glitch affected a few players, leading to swift adjustments from Epic Games. However, a new glitch focuses on the whirlpools themselves, seeing them disappear at seemingly random intervals.

Whirlpool from Fortnite
Epic Games
Whirlpools were added in Season 3.

On July 4, one Redditor shared an image of an absent whirlpool in Fortnite, leading to confusion among players as to whether Epic have removed them. However, the devs quickly responded to clarify the matter.

“We’re investigating this,” Epic responded. “Trello card is up here.” The Trello card is now on Fortnite’s Trello board, stating that the battle royale developers are investigating “reports of intermittent disappearance of whirlpools in Arena/custom matches”.

The issue is still marked as being investigated, meaning players may have to wait slightly longer for a fix.

Looks like they disabled whirlpools again from r/FortniteCompetitive

Fortnite has become known for regular patches and updates, so it seems likely that the problem and a fix will be identified in the coming weeks.

It’s certainly a frustrating bug, with Arena mode acting as a competitive environment for a lot of players. The glitch, some Reddit users explain, has forced them and other players to waste materials climbing waterfalls instead of using the working whirlpools.

Many Redditors also praised the swift reply from Epic, as they strive to keep Fortnite Chapter Two’s third season as bug free as possible.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.