Popular Australian YouTuber LazarBeam has revealed three game-breaking bugs in Fortnite Chapter 2, in a video published on October 16.
Lannan 'LazarBeam' Eacott rose to mass popularity while playing the popular battle royale game, especially with his comedic ‘Fortnite memes’ videos. He grew from one million subscribers prior to the release of Epic Games’ title in September 2017 to almost 12 million subscribers in September 2019.
As is expected when a game receives a major overhaul like Fortnite just has, there are some bugs and growing pains to be addressed; but some of the bugs and glitches LazarBeam has shown in his video will need a fix sooner rather than later.
The first bug that the Aussie shows off is the flying boat glitch. Chapter 2 dropped with new means of mobility for players in the form of boats, but users have quickly found ways to abuse them, flying off of waterfalls to remain airborne and be able to attack enemies from above. This is especially useful when using the boat’s missiles to take down enemies, especially if they are boxing up.
Following this, he shows off a bug that has been evident in just about every FPS this side of the century: getting under the map. It happens in every game and is just something devs have to find a way to counter, but for now, LazarBeam is still able to get under the map and take down enemies while completely invisible to them.
Finally, the last bug shown is a strange one that has been in the game for a while, using a shopping cart, Rift-To-Go, and balloons to fly above the ceiling barrier that is normally in the game.
You would typically reach the height barrier at 1,300 meters, but LazarBeam reaches over 250,000m before his PC crashed, saying: “Fortnite just can’t handle this much big-brain activity.”
You probably shouldn’t attempt to recreate these bugs in-game, for the sanity of anyone you come up against, but it’s very likely Epic will address them as soon as possible to stop players from abusing them.
These aren’t the only issues so far in Fortnite Chapter 2: it would appear that shotgun aim has some serious problems with their hitboxes.