Quick and Easy Way to Get Down From Great Heights in Fortnite Without a Bouncer or Launch Pad - Dexerto

Quick and Easy Way to Get Down From Great Heights in Fortnite Without a Bouncer or Launch Pad

Published: 10/Jul/2018 19:07 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Albert Petrosyan


While holding high ground positioning in Fortnite can be advantageous at times, being stuck and not being able to drop down can prove to be a hindrance.

Without a Launch Pad or Bouncer, getting down from great heights can be difficult without sustaining serious fall damage.

One player, who goes by ‘Gunfly_’ on Twitter, has come up a neat trick that can help players drop from high up in Fortnite quickly and easily.

Experimenting in the safe haven of the Playground LTM, the player has figured out that, while dropping, if one were to continuously build walls and edit in a window at the same time, their character’s fall would reset each time and thus not sustain fall damage when hitting the ground.

Here is a clip demonstrating the method that has gone viral on social media.

YouTuber ‘TmarTn’ confirmed that the trick works in his own video on Twitter.

While this is a method that might not be used in every game situation, it certainly provides a backup plan if a player needs to get down to ground level quickly without risking damage.

It is not yet clear whether this is an intended in-game mechanic or if it is a glitch, so there is the off chance that Epic might patch it now that it has come into the spotlight.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.