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Fortnite’s Zipline glitch kills stunned Bugha during FNCS Finals

Published: 9/Dec/2019 9:38

by Matt Porter


Fortnite World Cup Solos champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf was stunned when he encountered a bizarre glitch involving the game’s Zipline that killed him during the FNCS Finals.

Bugha, alongside many recognizable pro players and streamers, was taking part in the Fortnite Championship Series Finals, the culmination of four weeks of intense play to find which squad was the best in Europe, North America, Oceania, and more.

While competing in the Grand Finals on Sunday, December 8, Bugha jumped on a Zipline, but couldn’t foresee how it would cost him his life, and almost leave his team a man down.

Epic Games
Epic Games
An issue with Fortnite’s Ziplines almost cost Bugha dearly.

After spotting a team in the tower at Weeping Wood, the 16-year-old hopped onto a Zipline to take a better looking, confirming to this squad that their enemies were now under the tower, before jumping off to wait for his allies to join him before engaging.

Much to his surprise though, the World Cup winner became knocked as soon as he hit the floor, losing all of his 100 Health Points as he swam back towards his teams in desperate search of a revive.

“Oh my God,” he fumed. “This game is so dogsh*t! Like what? I died to fall [damage]. Like I literally hopped off a Zipline.” Luckily, the Fortnite pro was close to his teammates who were able to save him, but had he ventured too far into enemy territory, or managed to become separated from his squad, it’s likely that his match would have been over with 85 players still in the lobby.

Unfortunately for Bugha, Ziplines have become a major issue for players since the release of the v11.21 patch, with an issue which sees players take fall damage from the mobility tool when they jump off and land in water, even though they should take no fall damage at all from the item.

Unfortunately, Epic Games have yet to address the glitch publicly, so when a fix for the problem will be released remains unknown, and with the developers choosing not to release patch notes for Chapter 2, it’s likely that players won’t know it’s been solved until they test it out.

Unfortunately for Bugha, any prospective fixes will be too little, too late, with the glitch the stand-out moment of an FNCS Finals where he finished outside of the top 10.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.