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Intriguing Fortnite glitch could be hinting at upcoming map changes

Published: 5/Mar/2020 1:56

by Brad Norton


A fascinating glitch accidentally discovered in Fortnite could be indicating how the battle royale map will change in a future Season 2 update.

While recent leaks may have let slip the existence of helicopters in Fortnite’s game files, as well as their devastating damage output, a newfound glitch could be teasing a future map update to accommodate the aerial vehicles.

With helicopters soon to be appearing all over the map, certain changes could be on the way and this visual glitch might have provided a first look.

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Helicopters could be the reason behind this bizarre visual glitch in Fortnite.

Venturing through Pleasant Park late into a game on March 4, Reddit user ‘Par4d0x9’ was taken aback by a mesmerizing glitch in the distance.

 Instead of a building simply disappearing or looking slightly wonky, the visual bug seemed to reveal a completely altered version of the terrain.

Stopping in their tracks, the player zoomed in and out in rapid succession to show the bug on repeat as the buildings swapped back and forth.

Came across this render glitch, I guess this house will be updated soon from FortNiteBR

One building is positioned more to the Southside of the map while the other jumps to the North, seemingly on opposite sides of a street. Both are relatively similar in terms of height and overall scale, however, the two are distinct in terms of accessibility and overall window count.

With helicopters potentially arriving in Fortnite’s next update, according to recent leaks, many in the Fortnite community are of the mindset that this visual glitch is a peek into the future as buildings are relocated to make room for helicopters.

The upcoming vehicle will be placed around the map, meaning that helipads will be a necessary addition. 

“I think it’s because there is a base below the soccer field with a helipad,” Reddit user ‘SadlyMyNameIsStolen’ expressed, outlining other sections on the map that might also be changed. “The field will open up later on during the season and these houses are right next to it, so they will be affected.”

There’s no telling exactly when the new vehicle will make its mark on Epic’s popular battle royale title, but with more leaks slipping through the cracks and glitches appearing across the map, there’s a good chance their arrival is imminent.

To get ahead of the competition, here’s everything you need to know about just how powerful helicopters will be in Fortnite.


xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton


Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.