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Game-breaking Fortnite exploit lets you carry 6 items in your inventory

Published: 25/Nov/2019 19:13

by Albert Petrosyan


An exploit in Fortnite Chapter 2 is allowing players to add a hidden extra slot to their inventory, giving them the ability to carry six items instead of five.

Despite its historic success, Fortnite has never really been lacking in exploits, glitches, and bugs in the two-plus years it’s been available.

While most of them are relatively inconsequential and minor, there are some that can be considered game-breaking, as they do provide players with some sort of considerable advantage.

A recent example of this is the exploit that allows players to carry six items in their inventory – one more than the maximum five slots that everyone is allotted.

It involves the use of a boat, the new vehicles introduced at the start of Chapter 2, and it’s not just a straight-up glitch, meaning you have to actually execute a series of actions to end up with six slots.

Epic GamesBoats are the key to pulling off this extra-inventory-slot exploit.

How to carry six items in your Fortnite inventory

Here are the steps that you need to do in order to activate the effects of this exploit:

  1. With a full inventory, drive a boat near an item that you want to pick up and move over to the passenger’s seat.
  2. While in the passenger’s seat, press to pick up that item and at the same time, switch back to the driver’s seat.
  3. Picking up that item will cause another item that was already in your inventory to drop, so leave the boat and go pick up that dropped item.
  4. You will now have six items in your inventory, even though it will show as five. Dropping the item you had initially picked up will reveal another item hidden ‘beneath’ it.

Here is a video demonstrating how to do this method, courtesy of YouTuber ‘OrangeGuy.’ (The exploit for this segment begins at the 0:34 mark for mobile users.)

Needless to say, this exploit provides a massive advantage to players who are able to execute it properly. For as long as Fortnite has existed, the inventory has always been maxed out to five slots, so giving players an extra hidden one is game-changing.

This can be used to carry extra healing items, grenades, another weapon, and pretty much anything else. Also, this can be used to negate the extra spot that the powerful healing Bandage Bazooka takes up since it uses two slots on its own, but this trick will give one back.

However, it’s crucially important to note that the use of these kinds of exploits in Fortnite can get your account suspended or banned. We do not recommend you try this method out in public or competitive matches.


Fortnite Season 5 Rift Beacon leak hints at map changes

Published: 30/Nov/2020 10:20

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has hinted at the Rift Beacons making a return in the near future, so, they could be coming back in the upcoming Chapter 2, Season 5 update?

Even with a new map, a raft of new mechanics, and different crossovers, Fortnite Chapter 2 hasn’t quite hit the heady heights it set itself back in Chapter 1 when it exploded onto the battle royale scene. 

That, in turn, leads fans to beg for Epic Games to bring back things from the past – be it a particular weapon, map location, and in some cases, an overall theme for the season. On of the most sought-after items, that fans would like to see make a return, are the Rift Beacons.

The beacons, which popped up in Season X, were apart of the ever-evolving map – with locations, new and old, taking their place with each update. Seeing a beacon in-game, at a certain location, spelled danger for it – and they gave fans something to look forward to.

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Rift Beacons spell the end of days for locations when they pop up.

Well, it looks like they could be returning in the near future – at least, perhaps, to play a role in the Galactus Event. 

Fortnite leaker TweaFN tweeted on November 29 that the beacons had been updated – alongside a whole host of other assets. These included the beam of light used in the Robot vs Monster event at the end of Season 9.

These event-related assets being updated does seem to suggest that they will be used in the Galactus, especially as the beacons were also updated prior to the Chapter 2, Season 3 event – where they played a small role. 

Even though all signs point to the beacons, at least for now, playing a role in the event – this doesn’t completely rule out their return in Season 5. 

As of writing, the only hint about the Season 5 theme we’ve got is the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda secret skin, so everything is on the table in terms of changes. We’ll just have to see what Epic decides to do.