A new mechanic has been found in Fortnite Battle Royale that allows players to ‘bunny-hop’ at a high speed.
Bunny-hopping is a nickname given to a technique in gaming that involves players jumping and skidding across the ground, considerably increasing the speed of their in-game movement.
Several players have posted info and clips of this new mechanic in Fortnite, which seems to have appeared in the game very recently.
YouTuber ‘Villex’ showcased the new bunny-hopping in a video, while also explaining the basics of how to get the hang of the trick.
According to the video, the key is to use some sort of movement item to trigger the bunny-hopping, such as a grappler, shockwave grenades, launch pads etc…
Right before the on-screen character hits the floor, the player needs to press their jump key, which should be bound to the ‘Mouse Wheel Up/Down’ button in the settings.
The video notes that up to three bunny-hops can be done before the character resets its jumping, however Reddit user ‘Drmadman72’ claims that more hops can be accomplished if the character uses a glider to gain momentum.
In another video on Reddit, user ‘BrocoriBoi’ demonstrated how this bunny-hopping technique can also be effectively performed while the character is in the Phase mode, which is achieved by consuming Shadow Stones.
As of now, it is not clear whether this mechanic is just a glitch, or was intentionally added by Epic Games to increase the movement skill gap in Fortnite.
If it is a glitch, Epic will likely remove it in an upcoming update, especially since it has been thrown into the spotlight.