Rocket Launcher exploit in Fortnite destroys bases instantly - Dexerto

Rocket Launcher exploit in Fortnite destroys bases instantly

Published: 14/Nov/2018 14:48 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 15:04

by Matt Porter


Enemy players who decide to build themselves into a small base instead of taking players on in combat may have to rethink their strategy – thanks to this amazing tip that destroys their hiding spot in Fortnite Battle Royale.

These players, often called ‘turtlers’, will build a small box which is just one wall wide, then place a floor piece and a pyramid on top as a way to protect themselves against enemy players instead of challenging them in a gunfight.

Anyone who tries to break through the roof will need to destroy two pieces to get eyes on their enemy, while taking down the walls makes it easy for the player to replace them and remain in their hiding spot.

Players can use the Rocket Launcher to demolish enemy structures in one shot.

If you find turtlers frustrating, Reddit user ‘ImSpeedyGonzalez’ has found an incredibly easy way to demolish an opponent’s building with a Rocket Launcher while on top of it, without taking any damage from the explosion.

When standing on the pyramid section of the base, position yourself on one of the four faces of the shape, and aim your Rocket Launcher at the middle of the face next you.

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Then, simply fire your Rocket Launcher, which will destroy the structure, with the raised edge of the pyramid appearing to provide cover from the blast. 

With the structure destroyed, you are free to take on your enemy, instead of waiting for him to burst out of his hiding spot to attempt to eliminate you.

Fortnite fans are always attempting to come up with new ways to take out opponents, including another way to destroy an enemy base with a Hand Cannon, and a concept for a new trap that would allow players to take control of enemy builds.


How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.


Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.