Fortnite zip-line fall damage bug uncovered in Chapter 2 - Dexerto

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.

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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

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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.

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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.