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NICKMERCS stunned by insane fall damage glitch in Fortnite

Published: 16/Nov/2019 12:58 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 19:30

by Andy Williams


Popular Twitch streamer, Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, was subjected to a fall damage glitch in Fortnite Chapter 2, which left him and his chat bewildered.

Epic Games’ second iteration of their flagship battle royale has been subjected to plenty of criticism throughout the course of its short lifespan. Since the title’s relaunch just over a month ago, an assortment of issues have surfaced.

Given Fortnite’s faithful following, the developers have been under strain to retain its pole position in the realm of battle royales.

However, due to the number of niggling issues that keep cropping up, players and fans alike are beginning to express their frustrations.

Epic Games.Players were able to fish for their loot on land, before a recent update.

Nonetheless, pro players are still tasked with the toilsome task of playing a game riddled with issues — even in the absence of patch notes

Nonetheless, in the days following the highly anticipated v11.11 update, NICKMERCS encountered a bizarre glitch that saw him survive against all odds. 

After building high above the trees, the Fortnite pro found himself plummeting towards the ground. Yet, after sticking his landing, his character miraculously survived after receiving not fall damage. 

Kolcheff was left speechless and looked around in shock. He then went on to jest: “I am the best,” while mocking the appearance of yet another glitch.

The FaZe Clan content creator was simply passing time while waiting for FNCS scrims, so proceeded to leave the game following the incident. 

Although one eagle-eyed may have provided a logical explanation as to why NICKMERCS’ character could defy the laws of physics.

Reddit user, TheUltimateGam3r, commented on a post explaining that there “probably used to be a huge bush there, but someone broke it and the no fall damage (zone) stayed there.”

Although the bug didn’t have any negative side effects, it is another snag that Epic Games will need to address in the near future.


Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.