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Fortnite players are falling endlessly through the map due to emotes

Published: 7/Jan/2020 2:15

by Brad Norton


Fortnite players often encounter some bizarre bugs throughout their time spent with the battle royale title, and now players are losing matches before they even begin due to a new glitch stemming from emotes.

From puzzling snowball glitches to inexplicable interactions that send players to outer space, there’s never any shortage of unique bugs in the global sensation.

While emotes are often utilized to convey certain emotions in the midst of battle or even to taunt downed opponents, the latest Fortnite glitch stems from these whimsical expressions and is surprisingly costing players their chance at victory.

Epic Games - FortniteSalty Springs has been a popular part of Fortnite’s battlefield throughout the original release and Chapter 2.

Sailing down to a soft landing atop a house in Salty Springs, all appeared just fine for Reddit user ‘xsmith952’ as a fresh lobby descended onto the map. 

With very few enemies circling nearby, the location seemed ripe for the picking as plenty of early-game loot was just waiting to be uncovered. When the player in focus couldn’t quite pickaxe their way through the first structure however, it quickly became clear that things were going awry. 

Frantically bouncing up and down, it appeared as though all nearby textures had failed to properly load in and this was effecting basic functions as a result. With seemingly no way to resolve the issue, the player attempted to emote but was amusingly shot through the floor, just not in the way they had originally hoped.

Under the map at Salty Springs from FortNiteBR

Magically phasing through the map, they were left stuck underneath not just the house itself, but all of Salty Springs. Outlining the player was used to a somewhat ‘painful’ experience on console, they underscored exactly how the glitch came to pass.

“The textures weren’t loading in, and it happens a lot.” While floating on the non-textured rooftop, they attempted to emote and subsequently “fell under the map” where they were no longer able to “move or do anything.”

Detailing how this bizarre console glitch can be quite prevalent across Fortnite on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, fellow Reddit user ‘NomNomNomNation’ outlined how the client-side of the experience differs from the server-side, leading to all manner of problems.

“The issue is since it hasn’t loaded in, your client thinks it’s not solid and tried to let you fall. But the server knows you can’t be there,” they explained.

Unbeknownst to players, however, it turns out emotes must also be “entirely client-side,” hence why the player phased through the world upon emoting.

While some bugs are sending players sky-high, others are sending players to depths never quite seen before. If you happen to be a console player and notice textures looking a bit awkward, do your best to stay safe and wait it out.

Hopefully, the world will properly load in before you feel the need to emote and you can carry on with your typical looting ways.


All leaked skins and cosmetics in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:27

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is almost here and leakers have already unraveled some of the skins and cosmetics we can expect to see, including everything from The Mandalorian to a hilarious Mancake.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 wrapped up with a record-breaking end, which means Season 5 is around the bend. Epic Games has already dished up an exciting teaser trailer and offered a glimpse of what’s to come.

Leakers have been hard at work too, rummaging through all the data and keeping an eye out for anything worthwhile. They’ve managed to uncover some exciting details about skins and cosmetics. Here’s everything we know so far.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
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Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 includes a crossover with The Mandalorian.

All leaked skins in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

VastBlast spilled the beans on some of the exciting skins we’ll be able to wear in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5. The Mandalorian one isn’t too surprising. Everyone knew it was coming. But it looks fantastic and will definitely be a popular skin.

However, there are plenty of other ones too, including Kondor, Mancake, Mave, Menace, Lexa, and Reece. Here’s a picture of them all side by side. They certainly look like an interesting mix of characters from many different walks of life.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
VastBlast leaked all the skins we can expect to see in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.

All leaked cosmetics and variants in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

HypeX also managed to find a bunch of cosmetics. There are some amazing variants for the aforementioned skins, but the standout has to be the hilarious mustaches and bandanas for Mancake, which will almost certainly be a hit due to their gimmicky vibe.

However, he also found plenty of other interesting bits and pieces, including armor, backpacks, gliders, pickaxes, and shields. There’s bound to be an appealing cosmetic for everyone.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
HypeX found a bunch of cosmetics and variants coming in Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5.

That just about sums up all the skins and cosmetics that have been leaked so far. However, there have also been plenty of POI and weapon leaks too, and they’re equally exciting.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is already on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and although the previous season was universally loved, the next one might be even better.