Fortnite technique lets players overcome Glider Redeploy's biggest problem - Dexerto

Fortnite technique lets players overcome Glider Redeploy’s biggest problem

Published: 16/Jan/2019 23:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 7:57

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite players have been reeling since the reintroduction of Glider Redeploys as an item that takes up a precious inventory slot, but a new trick might help sooth over that problem with a quick sleight of hand.

The ability to redeploy one’s glider was brought back to Fortnite on January 14. While the announcement brought cheer to many, Epic Game’s decision to turn the ability into an item raised a few eyebrows.

However a new trick from Reddit user Talxan makes hauling around the ability in an item slot less painful by quickly picking up another item right after activating the Glider Redeploy.

Epic GamesWith a trick like this, players might feel easier having a Glider Redeploy in their inventory.

In the video, Talxan is seen on a ledge of a cliff with a Heavy Sniper at their feet. The user explains that a player has to “pick up the item and click space bar as it is getting dragged to your inventory” for the trick to work.

If successful, a player could sneak an item they want to take with them while still getting one last use from the Glider Redeploy.

You can take an extra item with you while using the new glider redeploy item from r/FortniteCompetitive

Many other commenters suggested that the same principle could be applied to the Rift-To-Go item that could fill the empty slot once its used.

As Reddit user MyWifeFoundMyOldAcct pointed out, this method could be used instead to get a whole squad’s use out of one Glider Redeploy if the party is coordinated enough.

It’s a simple trick but one that demands quick fingers to get right, less a player both drops the Glider Redeploy and leaves the item they wanted to swap out for.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua reveals reason for FNCS ban

Published: 26/Oct/2020 12:09

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has apologized after being handed a ban from playing in the FNCS by Epic Games amid allegations of stream sniping.

Following the Fortnite Championship Series Week 3 trio semis, Aqua and his trio, Rezon and Noahreyli, were accused of stream sniping of other players. 

Aqua, who claimed glory at the Fortnite World Cup duos event back in July of 2019, was spotted by fans in MrSavage’s Twitch chat, which only added fuel to the fire when he was handed a two-week ban from FNCS action by Epic. 

Initially, the reason had been unknown as Epic didn’t give an explanation, leaving players questioning what had happened. However, Aqua has since apologized and revealed the reason behind his suspension.

Aqua and Nyrohx with their Fortnite World Cup duos trophies
Epic Games
Aqua was a part of the duo that won at the Fortnite World Cup

The Cooler esports pro lifted the lid on his ban on October 25, revealing that he wasn’t banned for stream sniping, but because of two tweets he’d made being in violation of Epic’s rules. 

“I am sorry that I acted against my own competitive principles by leaving the game before being eliminated, and I fully understand the warning Epic gave me during the Week 3 finals,” Aqua stated, noting that he was not aware of just how big a punishment the dev could issue for his jokes. 

“I accept the warning for leaving the game and also that my tweets were poorly timed and uncalled for,” Aqua continued, adding that he is “sad” to be missing out on competing with his teammates because of the ban, and that he promises to do better moving forward. 

The Cooler esports star isn’t out of action permanently, however, as he will be able to return in two weeks time once his suspension is up, but his teammates will need a replacement in the meantime. 

Given his apology, and promise to learn from what’s happened, it remains to be seen if Epic will enforce the ban for the full two weeks, or if he’s given some leeway so that he can return sooner.