Fortnite Whirlpools disabled again due to new Season 3 “God Mode” glitch

Published: 10/Jul/2020 8:47

by Andrew Amos


Whirlpools are proving to be tricky business in Fortnite Season 3. First they were disappearing. Now they are giving players God Mode, forcing Epic to disable them for the time being.

Whirlpools are one of the new methods of transport in Fortnite Season 3. With the map inundated with water, the torrents have provided a handy way to jump across from island to island.

However, they haven’t been without their issues. Last week, Whirlpools turned invisible ⁠— leading to jokes about Epic disabling them with no reason.

Now, there’s a very good reason to disable them. A new “God Mode” exploit has been found involving Whirlpools which players have been abusing, forcing Epic to once again take them off the map.

“Due to an issue, we’re temporarily disabling Whirlpools in all playlists,” the devs said on July 9.

It’s unclear how the Whirlpool God Mode glitch occurred. However, it could be similar to a glitch late last week uncovered by Aussie YouTuber Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott.

LazarBeam didn’t share his secrets ⁠— so as to not let people abuse it. However, players caught on. Through a mix of Whirlpools and Secret Passages, players were able to get God Mode. While they couldn’t use weapons, when you are invisible and invincible, a pickaxe is enough to win.

It’s not the only God Mode glitch that has forced Epic to change their course in Fortnite Season 3. Secret Passages alone were enough to get the exploit, which forced Epic to disable the portaloos for a day.

Fortnite Whirlpool at Fortilla POI
Epic Games
Whirlpools are disabled again in Fortnite.

If you have a “Use a Whirlpool” challenge awaiting you to complete your Season 3 battle pass missions, you’ll need to hang tight. Epic hasn’t stated whether they’ll be awarding free XP to players ⁠— like they did with the Floating Rings glitch at Pleasant Park.

Also, if you’ve been abusing the Whirlpool God Mode glitch before it was disabled, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. Epic hasn’t feared to swing the ban hammer before for players abusing exploits. If another similar glitch pops up this season, it might be best to stay away, especially if you want to keep your account.


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
Epic Games
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.