Fortnite

Insane Fortnite exploit allows players to aim down sights while jumping

Published: 11/Feb/2019 19:46 Updated: 11/Feb/2019 19:49

by Albert Petrosyan

Share


An exploit has been discovered in Fortnite Battle Royale that allows players to aim down the sights of their weapon while in the process of jumping.

This obviously gives players a considerably and unfair advantage because the game’s mechanics are not supposed to allow jumping and ADS to happen at the same time.

The exploit is simple enough to execute – all players have to do is simply press the jump and ADS buttons at the same exact time.

This then allows players to ADS while in midair, which is obviously huge because it drastically increases the accuracy with which shots can be fired while jumping. 

A demonstration of this exploit in action can be seen in the video below, courtesy of Reddit user ‘PyroGix.’

According to the Reddit user who made this video, the Pump Shotgun and Hunting Rifle work with this exploit, while the Heavy Assault Rifle does not. This prompted him to ask his fellow Reddit users to test out other weapons and report their findings.

According to the comments, the Heavy and Silenced Sniper Rifles, as well as the Hand Cannon, all work with this exploit. Seeing as how all three of those weapons are much more accurate when ADS, they can become so much more dangerous when used with this exploit. 

A lot of the users in the comments section were not happy with the exploit being shown on such a public forum out of fear that Epic Games will be made aware of it and patch it.

However, according to some, the exploit has been in the game since its release, so it may be something that Epic continue to overlook moving forward.

Regardless, it’s worth keeping an eye on the upcoming v7.40 update to see if something about this exploits is included in the patch notes. 

The v7.40 update is set to go live on February 12 and will include a slew of major changes, new content, and more. 

Fortnite

Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

Share


Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
Matthew McDermott
The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
Nick Statt
Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.