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Fortnite’s Ziplines vaulted after three crazy exploits discovered

Published: 21/Jan/2020 9:37

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have officially removed Ziplines from their popular battle royale title Fortnite following the discovery of multiple exploits involving the rotation tool.

Unlike previous seasons, Fortnite Chapter 2 doesn’t feature an abundance of ways to travel quickly around the map. Those who want to use the rivers and waterways that slice through the island can use Boats, which were introduced to the game when the new era of the game began back in October.

Epic Games also brought back Ziplines, which were a major feature in the game previously, placing them on the east side of the map to allow players to move up and down the right side of the island quickly and easily.

Players hopping into the game on January 21 will notice that these Ziplines are now gone, with Epic Games confirming that they were temporarily placing them into the vault on January 20 as they attempt to deal with a number of exploits and glitches that were affecting their use in game.

Why are Ziplines being vaulted?

Epic Games moved to quickly vault Ziplines when a number of glitches and exploits appeared in-game, allowing players to zoom through the air to connect to one, or use them as a way to land quickly when jumping out of the Battle Bus.

The most popular glitch was the ability to fly from the ground up to the Zipline by standing directly underneath one, staring straight into the sky, and pressing the interact button. Players would magically teleport from the ground into the sky above, allowing them to travel in either direction much quicker than they could on the ground.

Players could also use Ziplines to avoid pulling out a glider while descending from the Battle Bus, allowing them to hit the ground before opponents who were using the traditional method. By flying over the Ziplines, players could pull the same trick in reverse and attach onto the transportation method from crazy heights by looking straight down while flying above them, and simply jumping off to land first.

Players also found a way to use Ziplines to destroy structures, with the glitch happening when they connected to the lines while standing in water. The glitch would then cause explosions at players’ feet, allowing them to destroy buildings as they walked, and even glitch under the map.

When will Ziplines return to Fortnite?

Epic Games have confirmed that they plan to re-enable the transportation method in the game’s next update, but didn’t give fans an exact date as to when they can expect that patch to release. With the v11.40 Update going live on Tuesday, January 14, it’s likely that we may not see a fix until January 28, and may have to wait for Chapter 2, Season 2, which kicks off in early February.

The issue has been added to Fortnite’s official Trello board, with the developer stating that the exploits are “important,” and confirming that it will be fixed for the next patch.


Tfue is still trying to get Hamlinz to finally make his Twitch return

Published: 19/Nov/2020 5:28

by Andrew Amos


Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once one of the Kings of Twitch when Fortnite was taking off. However, the TSM star has fallen off the radar in the last 12 months. Fans are still holding out hope for his return though, and even Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney is trying to push him back live.

Hamlinz and Tfue were at the top of Fortnite together back in 2018 and 2019. They duo’d numerous times, and their fanbases were heavily intertwined.

However, Tfue has gone on to bigger and better things, but Hamlinz has fallen off the radar. He hasn’t streamed in over six months, and it seems like the community is antsy for the “30 minute a month” streamer’s return.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz hasn’t streamed since March 2020, but his fans are trying to change that.

Tfue shared a conversation he recently had with Hamlinz on Twitter, with a few comments trying to nudge the TSM streamer to return to the platform.

“Bro you forgot to end your stream. I don’t know if you meant to,” Hamlinz said to Tfue after his November 17 broadcast.

Tfue came back with a tongue-in-cheek comment, but one that resonated with a lot of people in the Twitch community. “Bro you forgot to start yours,” he said in reply.

It comes after the Twitch community continues to rally behind Hamlinz to make his return to the platform. Hamlinz last streamed on March 17, 2020 ⁠— over six months ago. In the last 12 months, he has streamed a total of 105 hours ⁠— a far cry from numbers he was pulling in 2018.

While he was averaging over 10,000 viewers right up until the end, Hamlinz’s disappearance has worried fans. He hasn’t just been inactive on Twitch, but also across social media, Hamlinz has very rarely posted.

However, there is a chance that the TSM star could be returning to streaming. Hamlinz said in an October 26 tweet he was “feeling like [himself again].”

The streamer took some time off across 2019 to deal with personal issues. He was suffering health issues earlier in the year, and then his grandfather passed away later in the year. His grandmother was also diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I needed some time by myself to rekindle, get my thoughts together, and get myself together, because I’ve never lost anyone close,” he told fans in October.

While Hamlinz hasn’t locked in a return stream date yet, his fans are hoping it’ll be just around the corner. Better yet, he could come back alongside his old duo Daequan, and live it up like its the early days of Fortnite all over again.

That’s sure to get the fans excited again, if it ever ends up happening.