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Shocking Fortnite building glitch is giving some players an unfair advantage

Published: 11/Mar/2019 17:41 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 18:32

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale has had some crazy bugs since the game was first released in September 2017, but a new one seems to let players shoot right through solid builds. 

Epic Games have been made aware of a number of different glitches since the beginning of Season 8 on February 28, including bugged areas on the map that were eliminating players. 

However, members of the game’s online community have been discussing an issue in the game’s battle royale mode where they can shoot right through a build without any problem at all. 

Epic GamesFortnite players have noticed some strange issues with building in Season 8.

Most Fortnite fans will know already, but building is a feature that allows players to use materials in order to protect themselves from gunfire, explosives or even to move around. 

Yet, a new glitch seems to render materials useless by letting weapons shoot right through them without damaging the structure – as seen with the ‘cone’ demonstration below. 

You can shoot trough non fully build cones from r/FortniteCompetitive

This video was posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit by 2Rich4Youu and shows exactly why this could be a problem, particularly in the endgame of Fortnite sessions. 

Simply aiming through a cone that hasn’t been fully built gives the player an opportunity to fire through the material, without damaging it. 

This gives the player inside the cone a potential advantage, as they’re not fully exposed but have the same ability to fire at their enemy from inside. Some redditors claim that it also works with ramps, too. 

It’s unknown if this issue has been spotted by Epic as of yet, but we’ll keep you updated on any potential fixes in the future. 


Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry


If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
Epic Games
Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
Epic Games / @Lucas7yoshi
It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.