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LazarBeam reveals glitch to spawn infinite bots and break Fortnite

by Connor Bennett
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Popular YouTuber Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott managed to break Fortnite by spawning 1000 bots with a little help from his pals in a bid to run some extreme tests. 

While many Fortnite players will opt to stick with what they know in the battle royale and Save the World modes, others spread their wings a little more and push the game to its edge – coming up with genius ideas in creative mode.

However, there’s also another mode called ‘battle lab’ that some players have been using to see how much it takes to make the game crash. One such player is LazarBream, as the popular Australian content creator expanded on his earlier tests by exploiting a glitch that allows you to spawn more than the maximum number of bots.

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Fortnite Season 2 has allowed players to add bots to their games through Battle Lab.

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In his test, the Aussie teamed up a few of his friends to see if a glitch to spawn infinite bots was still active and if so, how many would it take to completely ruin the game. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take much time at all – with the YouTuber’s game clearly struggling with nearly 200 bots standing about. 

On the way to 250 though, he encountered some issues, with the game coming to a grinding halt. Though, that didn’t stop him from getting back in and trying to break the 1000 bot mark. After encountering a few more issues along the way, he finally made it to his goal without the game immediately caving in. 

“There are so many bots, I don’t think they can even register that I’m even here,” LazarBeam said, before moving on to his next round of tests – including dropping them off a platform and trying to make the bots fight in teams.

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Unfortunately, trying those experiments with 1000 proved to be an issue as the YouTuber stated that whenever he’d travel across the map, his game would immediately crash. 

The tests did, however, work with 300 friendly bots – though dropping them from a great height onto a set of bounce pads did seem to impact his frames in the worst possible way. So, if you’re thinking about trying it for yourself, just be warned.