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New Fortnite movement bug in snowy areas is game-breaking

Published: 6/Sep/2019 18:43 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 19:54

by Albert Petrosyan


A new game-breaking movement bug has been found in Fortnite Battle Royale, which flares up when players traverse the snow biome of the map. 

Bugs and glitches are nothing new in the world of Fortnite, as the popular battle royale has always had its share of technical faults – even now halfway through its tenth season.

While many of these issues can be considered minor, and their effects relatively inconsequential, there are a few that have the potential to fall under the ‘game-breaking’ category.

One such case is a new movement glitch that has been discovered in the snowy parts of the Fortnite map, causing players to lose control of their mobility.

The video below, captured and posted by Reddit user ‘CapoCracko,’ shows the full effects of this bug in action, which definitely looks as if it can be extremely frustrating to encounter.

The glitch mainly prevents players from being able to walk or move normally in the snow biome of the map, particularly on or around mountains and glaciers.

Attempting to walk or slide down a mountain leads to an odd floating animation, and as the gameplay footage above indicates, this type of movement can be nearly impossible to control.

Thankfully, the bug seems to only affect movement, as the player was still able to build, fire his weapon, and even use a Shockwave Grenade – but the issue continued to persist throughout the whole sequence.

Epic GamesThis movement bug seems to flare up on or around mountains in the snow biome of the Fortnite map.

As for what could possibly be causing such an issue to exist in the game, Reddit users chimed in with their own theories, such as ‘Dcs2012Charlie,’ who claimed that “the hit boxes of all the icebergs around frozen Greasy Grover are bugged.”

Whatever the reason is, it’s definitely causing massive frustration, as numerous users commented recounting their own difficult experiences with the bug. 

Despite the fact that this glitch has been brought well into the spotlight on Reddit, Epic Games have yet to respond or comment on it, and it hasn’t been added to their community issues page

However, as more and more players continue to complain about the issue, it’s only a matter of time before it likely will get addressed. 


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
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These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
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Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
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Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
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If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!