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Strange Fortnite bug lets players edit through multiple builds

Published: 20/Jan/2020 16:23

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite player has uncovered a strange new bug that lets them edit through multiple built levels despite being stood directly under a build. 

Even though Fortnite Chapter 2 re-injected some hype from players that had gone missing towards the end of seasons nine and ten, the new instalment of the popular battle royale title hasn’t been without its faults.

Players have registered complaints about issues with the new mechanics – mainly the player carry bug – as well as the long-standing trap items, and even being able to hop on a zip line while being miles below or above. Yet, another new problem has reared its head regarding the game’s building, giving players the chance to edit layers despite having built-in between them. 

An image of a Fortnite character editing a wall.
Epic Games
Building is a key element in Fortnite but it has had its issues in the past.

It was pointed out by Reddit user I_dun_did_da_reserch, as they posted a demonstration of the bug to the FortniteCompetitive subreddit, questioning “what the f**is this?”  

In the post, the Redditor was able to perfectly edit their way through a layer of their sky-high build despite standing one level below an already-built floor. I_dun_did_da_reserch’s editing capabilities were not limited in any way, though, as they were able to turn the full floor into a half-wall with ease. 

What the fuck is this? from FortniteCompetitive

While the post didn’t pick up much traction, the Fortnite fan was still left questioning why the problem was happening in-game – offering up a further explanation to one commenter who had seemingly been confused about the clip.

“I can grab it from just about any angle so long as I’m pressed up against the floor above me,” I_dun_did_da_reserch explained.

While phasing through an opponents build and claiming walls are techniques used by Fortnite players, this glitch takes that to the next level – though, it’s unknown if actually works on enemy walls. 

As of writing, Epic Games haven’t yet picked up on the issue but if it rears its head in the future and becomes a bigger problem they’ll probably have to make a change at some point. 


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.