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Secret behind Fortnite Chapter 2 no fall damage exploit uncovered

Published: 17/Nov/2019 17:35

by Connor Bennett


One Fortnite fan has revealed the secret to the battle royale’s newest major exploit – not taking fall damage from any height.

Fortnite Chapter 2 has been going strong since Epic Games shuck up their uber-popular battle royale title on October 15. The new map, limited loot pool, and different mechanics have given fans a relatively fresh game.

However, it’s not wholly perfect. Nagging bugs have been popping up following the weekly patches, yet, it’s the new fall damage glitch that is presenting players with problems.

The exploit, which was shown off to the mass on November 15 when popular player Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff was left speechless by it, has finally got an explanation behind it. 

Epic GamesFortnite Chapter 2 has given the Battle Royale a completely new look and feel.

In a post to the Fortnite Competitive subreddit, user MrHindoG showcased a video of how the no fall damage exploit that left players like NICKMERCS stunned actually worked. 

It all revolves around the huge in-game bushes that pop up around the map. For some reason, they currently aid players in not taking fall damage. Any player who simply travels through one won’t take the damage from the next time that they take a follow-up jump.

This means that players who jump while on the ground after walking through a bush will have lost their chance to then take a high dive. Obviously, on the flip side, anyone who waits to jump will still have the ability to not take damage.

Never take fall damage ft. Nickmercs [In-game exploit] from FortniteCompetitive

Now, considering the building aspect of Fortnite, and the fact that some builds can get pretty high up in the sky, it seems as if this problem will present some players with an advantage over their opponents. 

Of course, it’s unknown if Epic Games are aware of this issue and if they’ll pump a patch out in the near future, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see it hotfixed – especially if the community speaks out about the bug.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.