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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.


Fortnite leak reveals Slurp Bazooka, Christmas Snowman NPCs coming soon

Published: 23/Oct/2020 3:00

by Brad Norton


A handful of new weapons, items, and even upcoming characters have slipped through the cracks in the latest Fortnite update, revealing what’s on the horizon for the 2020 Christmas event and beyond.

As Fortnite’s spooky Halloween takeover gets underway, players have already spotted signs of what’s to come for the eventual Christmas event in 2020. While the Fortnitemares patch was only just deployed on October 21, a ton of information has already been dug up from the game’s files.

The community is currently battling with Midas but another NPC appears to be on the horizon. Perhaps a more friendly one. Meanwhile, new tools of destruction are on the way along with various other items to keep the game fresh.

Epic’s battle royale has shown no signs of slowing down lately. Here’s what we can expect in the near future thanks to the latest series of leaks.

Fortnite Bandage Bazooka
Epic Games
Could a new weapon similar to the Bandage Bazooka be on the way?

First up, the developers are hard at work on a new form of heavy weapon. Rather than blowing up the opposition with regular rocket launchers, there’s a new ‘Slurp Bazooka’ on the way, according to Fortnite leaker ‘HYPEX.’

No other details were discovered, though we can make a few guesses as to how this weapon might work. Instead of knocking enemies back, it could suck them forward, bringing them off their platforms and into your shotgun range. Given that it has ‘slurp’ in the name, perhaps it even ties in as a healing weapon. Allowing you to shoot health-restoring projectiles at your teammates. Only time will tell how this one turns out.

Next is an unreleased item that may never see the light of day. It appears as though Epic has been toying with the idea of a ‘Fire Extinguisher’ item in Fortnite. This might be tied into a unique limited-time mode where putting out fires is the name of the game. Or perhaps it may even be a random item on the map no different to propane tanks.

Last but not least, an entirely new Non-Playable Character (NPC) is on the way. Most likely tied into the 2020 Christmas event, a new Snowman character is coming soon with all new features.

This NPC will come with its own line of quests, have its own conversations, and even drop you loot. Though it can also explode too… for some reason.

Some of these additions may arrive in the very near future while others like the Snowman, likely won’t appear until the Christmas-themed takeover. 

Be on the lookout over the next few weeks. Future updates could let slip more of what to expect in the big end of year celebration.