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Ridiculous Fortnite exploit allows players to phase through enemy builds

Published: 8/Jan/2020 3:50

by Brad Norton


Fortnite is no stranger to quirky bugs and over the top exploits, and a newly discovered bug could lead to your next Victory Royale as players have uncovered a way of phasing through enemy structures.

Placing a building block overhead often provides a sense of security in knowing that enemies can’t simply build up overhead and drop down into your structure with ease. On paper, this gives you ample time to heal up and reload your weapons before breaking out and entering combat once again.

A devastating exploit has been discovered that puts ceilings to shame, however, as players are now able to phase through materials and get the jump on anyone below.

Epic Games - FortniteIf you notice enemies building overhead, it might be a better strategy to stand and fight due to this new exploit.

With enemies standing overhead of any given structure, a common strategy for those trapped underneath is to simply spam a ceiling block over and over in order to stay alive for a few vital seconds. 

This method ensures that singular opponents won’t be quick enough to smash their way through until your building materials have been depleted that is. A new exploit is capable of nullifying this entire process however.

As demonstrated in a January 6 post from Reddit user ‘Jrizmo,’ attacking foes are now easily able to phase through ceiling blocks by building a small structure of their own. Connecting a flat wooden block to any side of the ceiling and then cutting it in half will enable the cheeky exploit. 

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Once the structure is in place, all that’s needed is for the player to stand directly in line with the center of the building block and beginning hacking away at the connected roof.

Clearly an oversight from the developers at Epic Games, for whatever reason the presence of this new piece allows players to phase through blocks underneath them in a matter of seconds.

According to comments from various members of the Fortnite community, the effect can also be replicated by having your back to any wall and digging down just the same. In fact, this method might be even safer as to block a line of sight from potential third-party opposition.

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If you plan on bunkering down while enemies are nearby before this issue is resolved, be sure to keep in mind that a simple build from the competition can have them glitching inside your safe area in no time at all.

Certainly not the only bug that involves falling through sections of the map, a recent bug impacting console players has seen a number of gamers falling through entire buildings.


SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
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Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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