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Game-breaking Fortnite emote bug prevents players shooting

Published: 7/Oct/2019 12:32 Updated: 7/Oct/2019 13:06

by Connor Bennett


One Fortnite fan has uncovered a strange new glitch that prevents players from firing their weapon after trying to perform any of the game’s emotes or dances.

Fortnite Season X is quickly coming to a close with the date and time for the in-game cinematic ‘The End’ event being confirmed by the countdown at Dusty Depot. While there is still sometime before that end of season spectacle, players are still jumping out of the battle bus and onto the current battle royale island while they still can. 

However, despite the excitement for the upcoming season – which will undoubtedly bring a new raft of cosmetics, map changes, and weapons – Season 10 appears to be coming to a close with a few new problems, as fans have uncovered another game-breaking bug.

EPIC GAMESFortnite emotes are usually the best way to embarrass an opponent when they’re about to be eliminated.

In a post to the FortniteBR subreddit, /u/Merks1 showcased a clip from the end of a recent game where they had tried to style on a downed opponent with an emote. However, as the player tried to pull off the dance, they were unable to do so – prompting panic, and a quick attempt to score the elimination.

Things didn’t go quite to plan, as the Redditor was unable to add the kill to their tally before they were quickly flanked by another team. Of course, they attempted to take on the gunfight, but were left unable to respond as their Pump Shotgun wouldn’t fire – leaving them at the mercy of their enemies.

Go to emote on someone down and I can’t shoot after, I love this game from r/FortNiteBR

In the aftermath, Merks1 was even left stuck in place for a few moments despite being eliminated from the game – seemingly indicating that they had bugged out and something needed to be fixed. 

Although members of the Epic Games team are usually active within the Reddit community, they haven’t yet responded to the video in question, so it remains to be seen if they are aware of the problem or not, and if they have an explanation for what occurred.

However, with the developer’s quickly gearing up for Season 11, a fix for the problem might have to wait until after the initial patch.


SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
Epic Games
Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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