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New Mysterious ‘Rifts’ Added to Fortnite in Season 5 – Video

Published: 12/Jul/2018 10:35 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:01

by Calum Patterson

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The new ‘rifts’ in Fortnite Battle Royale are one of the headline additions to the game as part of Season 5, and provide an absolutely insane new way to get an advantage on opponents.

Little was told about the rifts in the official patch notes, other than they would take ‘courage’ and would result in a ‘wild ride’ – and Epic Games were not lying.

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Similar to jump pads, the rifts are placed in numerous locations around the updated Season 5 map, and are activated by simply getting close enough with your character.

Once in radius, the rift sucks your character in and magically transports you high into the sky, giving you another opportunity to skydive back down and get the scope on the area.

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From early uses, it looks like the rifts will only launch you in the sky above the area it is located, and the elevation isn’t as high as if you were jumping out the bus again.

This means you are limited to a section of the map in which you can land and ambush, but it could prove very useful if you are in a tough spot and need to make a quick escape and reposition.

Courtesy of FaZe Clan player “cloak”, here is one of the very first attempts at using the new rifts, and cloak is suitably shocked by what happened.

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It is not yet known if the rifts appear in the same locations each game, a rotation of spots, or if they are completely random.

They should prove to be very useful, allowing players to reset their position if in a tough spot, but could also be frustrating when used against you, so make sure to be on the lookout.

It also turns out that using the rift in combination with the new ATK vehicle actually works – and results in some ridiculous air-time.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.