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Fortnite Battle Royale • May 18, 2019

Major hitboxes glitch discovered hours ahead of Fortnite World Cup qualifiers

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Major hitboxes glitch discovered hours ahead of Fortnite World Cup qualifiers
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A major glitch has been discovered in Fortnite Battle Royale, just before the start of the sixth weekend of World Cup qualifying matches.

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In any competitive setting, you'd ideally want your hitboxes to work properly, but this glitch that has just been discovered could end up playing a huge role in the World Cup qualifiers.

With update v9.01, a patch that was pretty well-received by the community, came the new hitbox glitch that affects one popular build style in the game - the brick triangle structure.

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The Fortnite World Cup could be impacted by a glitch this weekend.

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According to a video posted on Reddit on May 17, the brick triangles build settings offer more protection than they should.

The video shows how a player can crouch behind the edit but be immune to what should be a clear headshot. There's no telling what effect this will have on actual gameplay but it does appear to be a major issue going into this weekend's qualifiers.

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It's worth noting the player isn't able to shoot form the other side of the wall like this so it does work both ways, as confirmed in the comments.

Building is arguably the most important aspect of Fortnite Battle Royale and late-game circles in competitive modes rely on swift edits, which is where this glitch could end up posing a problem.

Seeing as how the Oceania region begin their round one of qualifiers at 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET on May 18, the discovery of this glitch has certainly proved to be a very rude surprise. 

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Ballers are disable for the time being.

Vehicles disabled for qualifiers

For those looking to qualify this weekend, they'll have to be wary of the building glitch but also be aware that vehicles have been disabled.

Epic Games announced there was a bug that prevented players from exiting vehicles so the decision was made to disable them completely.

The May 18-19 session of qualifiers will be the sixth of ten total qualifier weekends, with the format set to be Duos for the third time.

With just four weeks of qualifiers remaining, the number of available spots in July's Fortnite World Cup Finals is dwindling down, as the pressure to qualify for the best players in the world continues to mount. 

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