Fortnite invisibility exploit allows players to glitch under map with Sneaky Snowman - Dexerto
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Fortnite invisibility exploit allows players to glitch under map with Sneaky Snowman

Published: 1/Feb/2019 10:49 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 10:58

by Ross Deason

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A Fortnite Battle Royale player has discovered a game breaking glitch that appears to give players on PlayStation 4 (and presumably PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile) the ability to become totally invisible using a Sneaky Snowman bug.

It’s been a big week for Fortnite – the v7.30 patch that was released on Tuesday, January 5, might have vaulted a number of fan favorite weapons but it was a huge step forward in terms of gameplay and performance.

The Week 9, Season 7 challenges were some of the best that we’ve seen in quite some time, the Snowfall skin was officially revealed along with an interesting progression system and the highly anticipated Marshmello event is due to kick off on February 2!

The Sneaky Snowman in Fortnite might be even sneakier than intended.

However, penguinzomby – a YouTuber that specializes in finding innovative hiding spots and tactics within Fortnite – has discovered one bug that Epic Games will surely be keen to fix as soon as possible, because it allows you to become invisible!

“MASSIVE brand new bug in Fortnite right now,” penguinzomby said after contacting Dexerto with information on the glitch. “I reported it to Epic, it needs to be fixed. You can go under the map just by jumping. It’s pretty broken.”

In the video, penguinzomby can be seen hunting for hiding spots as he often does before hitting what appears to be an invisible wall and jumping under the map.

The cause appears to be directly related to the Sneaky Snowman items that were added to the game in the v7.20 Content Update on January 22.

Chiller Grenades were also added to Fortnite in January.

The YouTuber continues to show that the bug is present in a number of different locations and can be abused during live public matches, not just Playground or Creative.

We would advise all players to avoid abusing this glitch. If you use it to gain an unfair advantage intentionally, you could receive a punishment from Epic Games.

As penguinzomby has contacted the game’s developers with information about the exploit, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a hot fix released in the near future.

In the meantime, you can keep up with all the latest Fortnite news by following @Dexerto on Twitter.

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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.