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Fortnite zip-line fall damage bug uncovered in Chapter 2

Published: 6/Dec/2019 13:50

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite fans have seemingly found more problems with the battle royale’s ziplines but they can’t be absolutely certain as to whether its a problem or not.

Epic Game’s hugely popular battle royale title has blown away all of its rivals – including PUBG, Call of Duty: Blackout, and Apex Legends – as it attracts players with it free-to-play system and unique look. 

Since the launch of Chapter 2, Epic hasn’t quite tweaked the game as they did in the earlier seasons, however, they have addressed plenty of bugs in the few patches so far. Yet, Fortnite players believe they’ve stumbled – or rather, fallen – on to a new problem that the developers may need to fix sooner rather than later.

Epic GamesZiplines have been around in Fortnite for quite some time – but have had plenty of issues.

In a post to the FortniteBR subreddit, one user showcased a video from one of their recent games where they had been using the game’s ziplines.The Redditor was traveling towards Steamy Stacks when about halfway through their journey, they jumped off the zipline after spotting a Loot Llama.

However, instead of splashing down safely in the water, they were knocked down to the ground and required the help of a teammate to get them back in the game.

Somehow Died of Fall Damage from Jumping OFF a Zip Line and INTO WATER from FortNiteBR

Seeing as jumping off a zipline is supposed to cause fall damage, plenty of fans were left bemused by how the player had managed to need a pick-up – seemingly indicating that this was a bug.

Others, however, pointed out that it may have been due to their landing in the water. “You hit the ground underneath the water because you landed near the shore. You need to land in deeper water,” added cjameke673, despite multiple reports of players suffering the same issue.

Now, the Epic Games developers do regularly sweep the subreddit and respond to problems, but as of writing, they haven’t responded to this thread.

It remains to be seen as to whether or not they are aware of the problem, and if they explain if it is bug or not. If it is a glitch, though, fans will be hoping to see a fix sooner rather than later.


New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.