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Simple exploit in Fortnite gives you First Shot Accuracy with every shot

Published: 11/Nov/2018 14:01

by Calum Patterson


There’s nothing more frustrating that losing a gunfight due to the random bloom effects in Fortnite, but this recently discovered bug will allow you to retain First Shot Accuracy with every shot.

If unaware, First Shot Accuracy (FSA), is a mechanic implemented in Fortnite earlier in 2018, which essentially makes your first shot 100% accurate, provided that you are not moving.

No matter what, the first shot you fire from certain weapons will go completely straight, with no bloom effects at all, but every subsequent shot is subject to the random bloom effect which will send your shot anywhere within the crosshair width.

Not every weapon has FSA, but most do, including Assault Rifles, pistols and SMG’s.

FSA is an extremely powerful tool when used properly, but this bug will allow players to exploit the pinpoint precision of FSA for every shot – simply by switching to the pickaxe rapidly between shots.

Shared by u/PhaedrusAqil on Reddit, the video shows you exactly how to perform the exploit, and that it works with not just the Hand Cannon, but also the Assault Rifle.

The trick simply requires you to switch to the pickaxe very briefly before immediately switching back to the weapon – or even another weapon.

Although the video example is on PC, this trick would also presumably work on console, by simply tapping Triangle or Y quickly between shots, to switch to the pickaxe and then back again.

It is unlikely that this is intentional, so Epic Games will almost certainly patch this bug in a future update, but for now, you may as well make the most of it.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!