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Game-breaking Fortnite emote glitch could cost you your next victory

Published: 3/Feb/2020 2:08

by Brad Norton

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A newly discovered bug in Fortnite is making players regret their emotes more than ever before as your next dance could cost you the match.

Emotes are usually fun little animations that players can use in the heat of the moment to express themselves without actually speaking. Whether you just styled on an enemy or simply wanted to dance with some friends, there’s an emote for every possible situation.

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Unfortunately, these whimsical unlocks have been the source of a frustrating new glitch, as players have nearly been taken out of action while trying to emote.

Fortnite Emote collection.
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There are dozens of emotes in Fortnite that could bug out the next time you use them.

While certain emote pairings don’t mix all too well with various skins in Fortnite, previous glitches have been strictly visual and still allowed players to complete their current match.

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A new game-breaking issue showcased by Reddit user ‘millk_man,’ revealed just how emotes can actually lose you a match in the popular battle royale.

Having just dropped into Retail Row, the player was fast enough to snag some early-game loot and quickly shut down an enemy. Immediately selecting the ‘Switchstep’ emote to flex on their competition, things suddenly went awry. 

This is what happens when you try to dance on someone (couldn’t move) from FortNiteBR

Seemingly glued to the floor for a period of time, the player was unable to move whatsoever after triggering the emote. Only able to turn the camera around while the glitch was in effect, their weapons even disappeared as well.

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Perhaps it was karma for trying to gloat on an enemy, but fortunately, the game eventually gave control back after roughly 10 seconds of being frozen in place.

There’s no quite telling whether certain emotes trigger this bizarre glitch or if the issue occurs across the board with all emotes in the game today. One thing is certain though: if you want to dab on opponents, make sure you’re surrounded by cover so you can’t be taken out while the glitch plays out.

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Emote at the risk of your own downfall in Fortnite until the glitch is fixed.

Recently, the Jellie skin was a target of emote-related glitches, though they were far less harmful than the game-breaking issue currently facing emotes.

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Epic is yet to comment on the bug so there’s no indicating when a patch may be on the way to resolve the crisis. For the time being, however, you may want to steer clear of emotes altogether, as fun as they can be in-game.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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