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Powerful new Fortnite exploit lets you build through walls

Published: 25/Aug/2020 4:50

by Brad Norton


An extremely powerful new Fortnite exploit is allowing players to build through their own solid walls and create bigger structures without needing a direct line of sight.

Before Season 3 of Fortnite comes to a close, a powerful exploit has been uncovered that allows players to build through walls. Creating bigger structures in the blink of an eye has always been useful in the popular battle royale. But now you can do it without exposing your character to incoming fire.

Through some simple camera manipulation, you can use Fortnite’s third-person perspective to your advantage. Without taking your current build down or editing a surface to see through, you can still create a bigger structure.

Such a dramatic change to the core gameplay loop is likely to have a huge ripple effect within the competitive scene. Here’s how Fortnite players are building through walls in the latest update.

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The first thing that you’ll need to do is build up a simple structure around you. Once you’re inside a box, ensure that the floor block is a pyramid. If you edit the top left section of this pyramid and then walk towards the upper right corner, your camera will squish in an interesting way.

Your character will disappear off to the side while the building forces the camera to squeeze into a tight corner. With this unique perspective, you can surprisingly build through the wall in front of you. It takes just a split second to setup and could see you building out massive structures without risking your life.

You can build anything from a floor to a wall and even ramps, according to Reddit user ‘OfficialHR’ who shared the exploit on August 23. This exploit can be used an endless number of times without any hindrance. So long as you get into a pattern of timing the camera trick just right, you’ll technically be able to build without ever exposing yourself again.

This could see a significant change to the way in which competitive Fortnite plays out at the highest level. The world’s best players might prioritize building materials more than ever due to the new exploit. Even opting for a more patient playstyle towards the endgame as well.

Fortnite building a standard 1x1
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You can stay inside any given structure now and still continue building.

Epic Games is yet to address the latest instance of this exploit. However, it’s not the first time a similar problem has risen to the surface. A near-identical camera squishing exploit was spotted back in February.

While that version was soon patched out, there’s no telling how long this exploit might be around for. Keep your eyes peeled for enemies building within their current structures. It could soon be a popular tactic in Season 4 with the next major update right around the corner.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter


The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
Epic Games
Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
Epic Games
Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.