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How to survive fall damage in Fortnite without Glider Re-Deploy

Published: 15/Nov/2018 22:13 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:46

by Albert Petrosyan


With the Glider Re-Deploy feature now gone from the default modes in Fortnite, the risk of fall damage has turned up a few notches.

Players no longer have the luxury of jumping from great heights and being able to pull out their Glider in mid-air, which means that fall damage has, once again, become unavoidable.


Or has it?

A user on Reddit has come up with a brilliant idea to avoid taking any fall damage, no matter how far a player falls to the ground.


The secret here is using Balloons, an item recently added to Fortnite that was meant to give players the ability to soar above the map, with more Balloons the player has in their inventory, the higher they can get.

However, for this method to work, only one Balloon item is required at a given time, because one is not enough to cause a player to begin rising up but is enough to slow down their fall to a speed that would not lead to fall damage.

Epic GamesWho knew that Balloons would end up being so viable to use in preventing fall damage?


As the video below demonstrates, a player can jump off a ledge that is high enough to surely cause enough fall damage to eliminate the player once they hit the ground.

However, if a single Balloon is deployed during the fall, the effect of the item will slow down the fall just enough so that no fall damage is taken upon impact.

The effectiveness of this trick instantly makes Balloons a lot more viable to use and is likely to cause a massive increase in usage of the item.


Ironically, many felt that the recent disabling of Glider Re-Deploy would lead to a drop in viability for Balloons, since many would fear using them to get high in the sky and not have their Glider as an insurance policy.


Mongraal kicked from FNCS match after bizarre Fortnite vault bug

Published: 18/Oct/2020 17:57

by Daniel Cleary


FaZe Fortnite pro Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson was left stunned after he was removed from an FNCS Week 2 session for an unusual bug with the Stark Industries vault.

With the FNCS starting to ramp up again for the Season 4 finals, many of the top players will be looking to battle it out and qualify for the Fortnite playoffs on October 29.


FaZe Clan star Mongraal is regularly seen near the top in the FNCS’ European events, but while competing in the second week of the Season 4 tournament, the Fornite pro was surprisingly removed from one of the games.

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Mongraal discovered a bug with the Stark Industries vault while competing in the FNCS.

After dropping into the first match of the FNCS Week 2 Trios session, Mongraal, along with teammates Mitr0 and Tayson, landed at the Stark Industries POI to kick off the game.


The new Marvel point-of-interest, which was added in Season 4, features one of the few vaults on the map and can be a great place to pick up some early loot, if it is not contested by another team.

However, after killing the Iron Man boss and grabbing the keycard, Mongraal was surprisingly kicked from the game when trying to open up the vault door.


“I just got kicked, no!” he reacted, realizing that his chances of picking up points in the tournament, and earning a good placing, had become even more difficult.

While the Fortnite error code did not give an exact reason why he was removed from the match, he claimed that it was likely due to him meleeing the Vault, “It’s because I was spamming the door.”

As players have come up with some unusual ways to glitch in and out of the vault without keycards, it is possible that Epic Games could have set up countermeasures to prevent players from cheating in competitive playlists, like the FNCS sessions, and it may have been triggered by him rushing to get in the door.


Despite being kicked from the first game, Mongraal was not banned from the FNCS event and was able to rejoin his teammates in the second match to continue their tournament run.