Fortnite players detail "game breaking" bug when encountering ice on the map - Dexerto
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Fortnite players detail “game breaking” bug when encountering ice on the map

Published: 26/Dec/2018 22:20 Updated: 26/Dec/2018 22:50

by Alan Bernal

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Fortnite players are delighting in the snowy-themed map to grace the battle royale, but a newly detailed bug will have players awkwardly trying to break the ice if encountered in a match.

Epic Games introduced the snow-covered terrain at the launch of Season 7 on December 6, and the game has since been home to problems that came bundled in the festive season’s offerings. Now a new bug will keep players on ice until the developers can find a fix.

Highlighted by Reddit user ghoulboy_, a bug that keeps the icy terrain’s effect on a character’s movement has lasting effects that influence the ability to shoot and jump causing major issues for unsuspecting players.

via Cultured VulturesIcy terrain has caused some lasting problems for players in a match.

After acquiring the icy feet from the frozen lake north of Polar Peak, ghoulboy_ encountered the bug after the frozen effect dissipated.

“If you try to get first-shot accuracy, nothing comes in because [the game] thinks you’re jumping,” ghoulboy_ explained.

He also noted his character getting “instant fatigue” after jumping, causing every subsequent hop to barely leave the ground.

Game Breaking Issue – Ice Areas Break Jumping and FSA, Fix Is In The Video. from r/FortniteCompetitive

Although the exact circumstances that lead to the bug are as of yet unknown, players can undo the bug by going back to the source of the problem.

After going back onto the frozen lake and “re-icing” himself, ghoulboy_ was able to get free from the bug and proceed with the game.

Epic Games will undoubtedly want to fix this issue, but there is no word on when the bug will be resolved just yet.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.