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Never take fall damage in Fortnite again with this exploit

Published: 22/Nov/2018 17:52 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:24

by Calum Patterson


Since glider redeploy was removed from standard Fortnite playlists, players have had to deal with the risk of fall damage again – but this new exploit means you can avoid ever taking fall damage again.

Glider redeploy, though controversial among the player base, certainly helped with general mobility and the flow of the action in the battle royale game, by allowing players to descend from any height on demand without fear of fall damage.

Now though, there is a new method to drop on players from above, and strangely it involves the purple corrupt zones, which give players a temporary bounce affect.

This temporary effect can be made permanent though, by pairing it with aerial items like balloons, quad crasher or the shadow stones.

This was discovered by Fortnite mastermind ImSpeedyGonzales, who first tested his theory when balloons were added in the v6.21 update.

“If you let go of the balloon after using a bouncer, you don’t take any fall damage, and there is no limit on the amount of time you can spend up in the air,” he explains, “So even after the purple glow is gone, you can still let go of a balloon and land perfectly fine.”

How to drop on people without taking fall damage from r/FortNiteBR

SpeedyGonzales then shows that the technique is even more effective when used in combination with the quad crasher, which can reach ridiculous heights thanks to its thrusters.

The trick also works with ‘Shadow Stones’, although you cannot reach the same heights as when using balloons or the quad crasher.

In total there are four corrupted zones, but it’s unlikely these will stay as permanent additions to the Fortnite map, with a wintery map update expected soon, according to leaks.


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.