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

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


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.


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