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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.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.