If you’re one of the players that have logged in to Fortnite Battle Royale today only to find out that your favorite ‘Zoey’ skin has been disabled, you might be surprised to find out that it was linked to a rather strange glitch.
A number of players started to notice that opponents using the Zoey skin were harder to see at a certain distance, and it didn’t take long to confirm that they were actually becoming totally invisible to both friends and foes.
Strangely, the pickaxes and weapons of the players were still visible but this definitely wasn’t an intended change for to turn Zoey into a ghost for the ongoing Fortnitemares Halloween event.
A short video from Daniel Wills on YouTube highlighted the issue and proved that the distance needed for the glitch to kick in was not a massive one in the slightest:
As is often the case with Epic Games, the issue was addressed as soon as it came to their attention.
“Players have found an issue with the Zoey outfit and we have temporarily disabled it while we work on a fix,” the developers explained on Twitter.
Players have found an issue with the Zoey outfit and we have temporarily disabled it while we work on a fix.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 29, 2018
It seems likely that Zoey will return to the game in virtually no time, and you might even see and increase of players using the outfit once they realize how much they miss it!
The sheer number of skins, items and other cosmetics in Fortnite Battle Royale means that the odd bug is sure to rear its head from time to time, but the regular updates mean that they’re rarely in the game for long.