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Fortnite Players Are Already Doing Incredible Things With the Grappler – Clips of the New Item In Action

Published: 6/Sep/2018 15:53 Updated: 6/Sep/2018 16:47

by Ross Deason


The highly anticipated new Grappler has officially gone live in Fortnite Battle Royale and players are already beginning to put it through its paces.

The new item comes with the description “Make a daring escape or get into the action quickly! This new item attaches to anything you hit for quick traversal.”

With a total of 15 charges, the Grappler is only available in epic variants and looks like the perfect tool to help players get out of situations where they are stuck with the low ground.

If you haven’t had the chance to get your hands on the Grappler yet, we’ve compiled a variety of clips from players and content creators that have been putting it through its paces!

First and foremost, a clip that has already taken Reddit. Shared by iBolts, the video shows a player using the Grappler to hit one of the best basketball trick shots you’ll ever see:

If you’re wondering what the capabilities of the Grappler are, Fickle_Platypus has shared a clip that shows it being used repeatedly on a Guided Missile!

We’re not joking:

Beware though, you can still take fall damage if you latch onto something that is underneath you or fall from any significant height.

We’re not certain if it’s an intentional feature, but DrLupo certainly didn’t seem to be impressed when he was killed by the smallest amount of downward momentum:

The Twitch star did manage to get the hang of the new item eventually, though.

Below you can see him styling on an opponent during an intense battle and using the Grappler to close the distance in milliseconds:

So far, the Grappler seems to be a big hit with players but it could prove to be overpowered in the hands of skilled players as it offers so many benefits in the movement department.

One suggestion that has already surfaced is that the Grappler should have less than 15 shots to begin with, but the chances of finding one with any charges left in the late game are already going to be slim.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.