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Fortnite’s Team Rumble playlist might have been secretly changed

Published: 10/Mar/2020 6:36

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s staple team-based mode appears to be the cause of much frustration due to a number of unannounced changes impacting the way that Team Rumble functions.

Pitting two teams of 20 against each other, Team Rumble has been a consistent playlist in Epic’s popular battle royale title since its release on November 27, 2018.

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While the longstanding mode is often a popular way to experience Fortnite without having to sit through a traditional 100 player match, the playlist appears to be bogged down by a number of sudden changes that have frustrated even the most dedicated players.

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Team Rumble continues until a team reaches 125 eliminations.

In previous seasons, if a player departed from a Team Rumble match, the spot would be left vacant for the remainder of the battle. However, players have been experiencing a great deal of frustration as those empty spots are now being filled mid-way through.

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Rather than dropping 40 players into a fresh lobby all at once as per usual, players looking for a match in the Team Rumble playlist now seemingly have the chance to be pushed into a game that is already in progress.

Dropping into a what they assumed would be a brand new game on March 9, Reddit user ‘TheMightyWitcher’ was instead thrown into Slurpy Swamp as they joined a match part-way through.

Team Rumble now spawns you in half way through a game? from FortNiteBR

Landing with no weapons or building materials, they were obviously at an extreme disadvantage from the get-go. Fortunately, they were able to secure a Supply Drop shortly after arriving but by the time they equipped a weapon, the enemy team had already secured 45 eliminations.

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Experienced players may able to turn the tides despite joining into a game late, however, not everyone is going to enjoy being thrown into the midst of a heated battle without anything in their arsenal.

“Keeps happening to me,” Reddit user ‘texas__pete’ chimed in. “Four times in a row. I join a game partway through, with no materials or weapons.”

Epic Games is yet to comment on the change, therefore, there’s no indicating whether joining games midway through is an unannounced feature or an unintended bug.

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Not the first major aspect of Team Rumble to be causing frustration in Season 2, player tags have also been disappearing across the board, leading players to confuse enemies for friendlies.

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Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite players have got a new way to go invisible and troll their opponents, and it involves using the Mudflap truck. 

As the Fortnite seasons have unfolded, and Epic Games has added plenty of new content to the battle royale, players have found more and more ways to get an advantage over their opponents – be it legitimately or by using glitches and exploits. 

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In the past, these glitches have ranged from being able to use whatever skin you want, getting under the map, and being able to carry more items than normally allowed. 

There have also been God Mode and invisibility exploits too. While Epic has been pretty good at rooting those out, even disabling the items that help players use these glitches, there’s a new one they’ll have to get rid of. 

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Mudflap truck driving through a gunfight in Fortnite
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The Mudflap truck is central to the new glitch.

The new invisibility glitch was pointed out by YouTuber GlitchKing who showed that it works similar to the invisibility glitch with the boat in seasons past. 

Players have to be knocked at the same time they’re entering a Mudflap truck, and then by doing so, are thrown underneath the truck while knocked. If they’re then picked up a teammate, they are invisible to everyone else in the lobby. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work as intended, obviously, as GlitchKing showed that his friend had attempted it a few times – once being throw under the map and another being eliminated altogether.

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Obviously, when players are invisible, it’s impossible to get a read on their position. As GlitchKing demonstrated, he was able to cause havoc by damaging enemies who were clueless as to where he was. Though, he did give the game away by picking up knocked enemies.

Given that the glitch revolves around the Mudflap, Epic might have to disable the vehicle while they get things figured out, but as of writing, the problem hasn’t made its way to their Trello board so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’re aware of it.