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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.


Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.