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Insane Fortnite bug is randomly shooting players deep into the storm

Published: 4/Sep/2020 5:23 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 6:18

by Andrew Amos


A new Fortnite bug in Season 4 is randomly shooting players deep into the storm, leaving them for dead. However, one leading theory might have cracked the reason why ⁠— a funny interaction with Groot’s Bramble Shield.

Fortnite Season 4 has introduced a number of Marvel hero themed abilities into the game. It’s a nice tie-in with all the new cosmetics players have been rocking across the map.

However, these mythic themed abilities are overpowered at the best of times. Silver Surfer’s board can be used to get out of enclosed spaces, like box fights. Pro players have already found an exploit to get rid of the item cooldowns completely.

Groot Bramble Shield in Fortnite
Epic Games
Groot’s Bramble Shield could be the cause for this new exploit sending players deep into the storm.

Now, a new bug has arrived, randomly shooting players deep into the storm. While the cause of it is unknown, most seem to believe it’s tied in some way to the Marvel abilities.

Multiple Reddit users have uploaded clips of themselves being thrown deep into the storm after being in a duel with someone. Often, the two players jump on top of each other, and one of them gets sent off miles away.

Obviously, in the late game, this means getting stranded in the storm with no hope of recovery. No amount of meds or mats could get you back to the circle in time.

Fortnite sent me to the Shadow Realm! from r/FortNiteBR

Most players seem to believe the bug has something to do with Groot’s Bramble Shield. When a player activates the ball, they knock back all enemies they hit with it. If that player is directly above or below the player, they can sometimes glitch out and be thrown way off course.

“My guess is that when it’s activated while a player is in the radius of the ball, the game assumes that they have been hit so hard with the ball that they are inside it. As a result, the knock back is multiplied, and sends them flying,” one player hypothesized on Reddit.


It seemingly could hold true. Other players have managed to replicate the bug with the Groot ball, meaning it could be used as more of an exploit in the future.

Yet again, this is another bug with the mythic items Epic will have to iron out. With the other items posing major issues for competitive integrity, it might just be a matter of when, not if, they disable them as FNCS and other major tournaments approach.


Fortnite leak hints at Launch Pads return in Season 5

Published: 21/Nov/2020 4:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite seasons are all about doing out with the old and in with the new, but sometimes they bring back relics of the past, and if a recent leak is anything to go by, Launch Pads are set to make a comeback.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 has been an incredible ride since it started back in August. However, now that it’s almost done and dusted, players have been looking forward to the next season.

Like most season changes, it will undoubtedly include all kinds of new bits and pieces. Fortnite players anticipate everything from widespread map changes to new skins, weapons, and of course, battle pass content.

It’s not always about what’s new, either. A new season often includes other changes such as the removal or ‘vaulting’ of past items. For example, in the latest season, Launch Pads were removed for the first time since they were added back in November 2017.

It wasn’t the most significant change by any means, but it changed the landscape of the game to an extent. Launch Pads played a key role in any given game and often dictated the tempo and pacing.

Fortnite Launch Pad Epic Games
Epic Games
Fortnite players had mixed reactions to Launch Pads.

Fortnite players had mixed reactions about Launch Pads. Some felt they provided too much mobility and needed to be nerfed or removed. Others thought they were fine and made the game more interesting.

Either way, a recent leak hints they might be making their way back into the game sooner than expected. 

Fortnite data miner ‘Mang0e’ was digging through the v14.60 game files and found that Launch Pads were in the mix. “It looks like some launch pad assets were added back into the files,” he said.

Keep in mind, though, finding Launch Pads in the files doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be coming back to the game. For all we know, they could feature in an event or LTM.

Still, considering the Unvaulted event has wrapped up and the Launch Pad was nowhere to be found, the leak is a strong indication that their return in Fortnite Season 5 could be on the cards.

In the end, nobody will know for sure until the next season begins. However, it’s an exciting prospect that is bound to change the dynamic of the meta once again.