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Fortnite exploit allows players to complete Season 5 challenge easily

Published: 19/Feb/2021 18:31

by Tanner Pierce

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A player on Reddit has discovered a brand-new Fortnite exploit is allowing players to complete one of the more annoying Week 12 Legendary Challenges without doing really any of the work and needless to say it pretty much breaks the challenge.

Every single week, Fortnite players get a brand-new batch of challenges, now called Quests, to complete in order to earn some battle pass XP. Given the fact that it’s easily the fastest way to level-up your pass, players generally flock to the quests and get them done quickly.

Now, one fan has discovered an interesting exploit/bug with one of the new Legendary challenges, and it allows you to break the rules a bit.

Tip for the Week 12 legendary challenge: Use a zero point crystal whilst in the storm from r/FortNiteBR

The challenge itself is a bit difficult: you have hit/damage an enemy within 10 seconds of using the Zero Point dashing. It’s definitely annoying considering the fact that the dash crystals only spawn in one area, and while it’s not extremely difficult to find enemies, if no one decides to drop there, you could be out of luck.

Over on Reddit, however, one player noticed that the challenge is horribly bugged. If you go to the center of the map, wait for the storm to come over you, then activate the dash crystal and spam the jump button, you’ll be able to complete the whole challenge in less than 10 seconds.

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Dashing while taking damage in the storm easily completes the Week 12 challenge.

Needless to say, this is a pretty major bug and it wouldn’t be shocking if Epic fixes it as soon as possible. That being said, it’s hard not to imagine that some people have completed the challenge this way by pure accident. It’s very simple to do and a lot of people use the dash crystals to get out of the storm in a pinch, so it’s 100% possible.

As for why this bug is occurring, no one has any idea, especially considering the fact that the challenge specifies an enemy, so it’s not like it’s a potential oversight on Epic’s part. Regardless, it still works and it allows you to nab an easy 55K XP within mere seconds.

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Fortnite Alien vs Predator crossover is really happening as new details leak

Published: 24/Feb/2021 12:45 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 12:48

by Daniel Megarry

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A newly-leaked Fortnite hunter portal has all-but-confirmed that the next major crossover in Season 5 will be the iconic Xenomorph from Alien.

The theme of Fortnite Season 5 is supposed to be ‘bounty hunters’ but at this point we’d be more inclined to call it the season of crossovers. In the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen Street Fighter, TRON, and The Flash get skins in the game.

After legendary 80s movie villain Predator made an appearance in Stealthy Stronghold, many players were left wondering if Alien would be coming next, especially as the two characters faced off in the Alien vs. Predator movies.

While the most recent leaks pointed towards a bizarre Family Guy crossover, it turns out we are indeed getting an Alien skin, as a new hunter portal shared by Fortnite leakers has pretty much confirmed it.

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The Xenomorph from Alien is coming to Fortnite.

Alien’s Xenomorph is coming to Fortnite

Prominent Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR shared the contents of the new portal on Twitter. It features an eery spaceship hallway that resembles the critically-acclaimed 2014 survival-horror video game Alien: Isolation.

That’s not all, as the portal also comes with some terrifying sounds. If you listen closely, you’ll hear the haunting call of a creature that should sound very familiar to fans of the long-running Alien franchise.

While we don’t have confirmation of which character from the Alien franchise will be coming to Fortnite right now, it seems pretty obvious it will be the Xenomorph, for a few solid reasons.

Firstly, it’s been confirmed by leakers that this will be a male skin, which rules out Sigourney Weaver’s character Ripley. Secondly, an animation for an ‘extra large’ skin was recently leaked, which would certainly make sense considering how big the Xenomorph is.

Finally, a bounty hunter hint sheet sent out to major Fortnite players like Ali-A has ‘space bananas’ as one of the only remaining clues that haven’t been released. The Xenomorph’s head is often compared to a banana, and it comes from outer space.

Horror fans will no doubt eat this latest crossover up, as it will allow them to recreate the epic face-offs they witnessed in the Alien vs Predator movies – but with added rocket launchers, llamas, and chug splash.

With Season 5 expected to end on March 15, 2021, it’s likely that this will be one of the last major crossover skins before Season 6 begins, especially as we don’t really have any clues towards other ‘hunters’ coming to the game.

As for that leaked Family Guy crossover? We’ll have to wait and see if it really happens.