Dynamite was recently added to Fortnite Battle Royale during the V6.30 Update, and its introduction to the game hasn’t gone very well.
The explosive item has encountered a whole host of issues since it was released, and a Fortnite player has found a new trick with Dynamite which is unlikely to be intended by the developers of the game.
A clever Fortnite fan has discovered a way to hold on to sticks of lit Dynamite until they explode without taking any damage from the blast.
When players hold onto the explosive for too long instead of throwing it, the Dynamite will deal around 70 points of damage to the player as punishment for not releasing the item.
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However, Reddit user TheMightyWitcher has discovered that when a player holds a lit stick of dynamite and then stares directly into the air, the stick of dynamite will explode, but deal no damage to the holder.
This could be an easy way to break into an enemy base, especially if they are turtling and have built themselves into a 1x1 box,as players just need to stand beside it and look into the sky, allowing the explosive to destroy the wall and simply allow them to walk in.
Epic Games added Dynamite to Fortnite on Tuesday, November 20, but within an hour of it’s official release had to disable the item as it was causing “an increase in client crashes.”
Fortnite pro play and Team Liquid star Ryan 'Chap' Chaplo has already spoken out against the explosive new item, stating that Dynamite meant the end of building in the game.
The item was added back to the game later on the same day, alongside Fortnite’s brand new limited time Wild West mode, featuring limited weaponry to give the game that old-time feel.