How to pull off the new Tfue ‘ghost peek’ exploit in Fortnite - Dexerto
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How to pull off the new Tfue ‘ghost peek’ exploit in Fortnite

Published: 21/Jan/2020 6:00 Updated: 21/Jan/2020 6:02

by Andrew Amos

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An old exploit has found its way back into Fortnite in a surprising new way, with the ‘ghost peek,’ popularized by Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, now able to be used again in specific circumstances. Here’s how you can do it.

The ‘ghost peek’ strategy was employed by every top-level Fortnite player after people started to see Tfue use it to great success.

It worked by players peeking quickly out of the top of structures without showing themselves server-side, being able to shoot your opponents safely without much counterplay.

Ghost peeking in Fortnite
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Ghost peeking abuses player hitboxes vs. their actual gun sightlines.

While it was quickly patched out back in 2018, it seems to have reared its ugly head again in a recent patch, although it’s a lot harder to pull off.

It works on the same premise of crouching behind your build, peeking up briefly to take your shot, and quickly crouching back down. You jump to get out of the crouch, take a shot while your character model is still standing up, and then crouch again to get back down.

The window to pull off the timing of the shot is very small, as if you take too long, you’ll send yourself launching into the air instead of keeping yourself hidden.

To get around this, setting some custom keybinds could help. You can bind the secondary keys for jump, fire, and crouch to three keys next to each other to make it as easy as rolling your fingers across your keyboard.

It also requires a very specific build formation. You have to set your build as a cone, before editing it into a right-leaning cone. The textures then allow you to quickly see over the top, get the shot off, and then crouch right back down.

If you aren’t a mouse-and-keyboard player, don’t stress, it’s still possible to pull off this exploit on controller. However, you need to get your timings even more precise, and some practice wouldn’t go astray so that it becomes second nature again.

Player abusing ghost peek exploit in Fortnite
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It requires more precise timing than it once did, but the ghost peek exploit is doable.

Since the footage of the exploit reappeared on Reddit on January 19, and was shared around by Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan, more players are now taking to abusing the quirk once again.

The new exploit is likely unintended and should be patched out soon, but while it’s around, you can incorporate it into your usual strategies.

If you aren’t confident in pulling it off yourself though, be careful for those who can, else you might be left scratching your head as to how you died.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.