The Biggest Names in Fortnite Gather at E3 Ahead of Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament - Ninja, Ali-A and More - Dexerto
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The Biggest Names in Fortnite Gather at E3 Ahead of Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament – Ninja, Ali-A and More

Published: 12/Jun/2018 15:26 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite fans everywhere will be turning their attention (temporarily) away from the game and towards Los Angeles this week, as the biggest Fortnite tournament yet featuring top streamers and celebrities is going down.

With Epic Games recent groundbreaking announcement that $100m in prize pools would be pledged to Fortnite competitions, this is the first big opportunity for them to test the waters for competitive battle royale.

Although is not likely to be the format that Fortnite esports eventually uses (the Pro-Am tournament is a duo’s mode), it is still a significant foray into the first developer supported event.

And, of course, to get fans interested, they have enlisted some of the biggest names, not just in gamin, but also some of the worlds A-List celebrities – including NBA players, musical artists and actors.

Taking place at E3, the biggest gaming convention in the world, the focus is still largely on gamers and gaming though, and so of course the biggest names in Fortnite will be the star of the show for many.

These top streamers and YouTubers have already been spotted out at the event in Los Angeles, ahead of the tournament starting on June 12th.

Here are just a few of the familiar faces meeting up, perhaps for the first time in person for many of them.

DrLupo (casting the event), timthetatman and Ninja. As fans know, these three guys make a formidable Fortnite squad or duo regularly on their streams.

One of the more ‘controversial’ figures in Fortnite content, YouTuber Alastair “Ali-A” Aitken is known as likely the most popular Fortnite YouTuber, but he is also known as a notorious ‘clickbaiter’. 

Here he is with his streaming (and YouTube too) counterpart Ninja out at E3, who pokes a bit of fun at Ali-A’s videos.

Ali-A is teaming up with Fallout boy band member Pete Wentz, while Ninja is with electronic music producer and DJ, Marshmello.

And finally, winners of the first Fortnite Friday tournament, Luminosity’s SypherPK met up with 100 Thieves member and streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff, and top Fortnite YouTuber CDNthe3rd.

The Fortnite Pro-Am tournament will begin at 3:30 pm local time (PT), and you can find all the information, streams, timezones, and schedule by visiting the Coverage Hub.

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Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite players have got a new way to go invisible and troll their opponents, and it involves using the Mudflap truck. 

As the Fortnite seasons have unfolded, and Epic Games has added plenty of new content to the battle royale, players have found more and more ways to get an advantage over their opponents – be it legitimately or by using glitches and exploits. 

In the past, these glitches have ranged from being able to use whatever skin you want, getting under the map, and being able to carry more items than normally allowed. 

There have also been God Mode and invisibility exploits too. While Epic has been pretty good at rooting those out, even disabling the items that help players use these glitches, there’s a new one they’ll have to get rid of. 

Mudflap truck driving through a gunfight in Fortnite
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The Mudflap truck is central to the new glitch.

The new invisibility glitch was pointed out by YouTuber GlitchKing who showed that it works similar to the invisibility glitch with the boat in seasons past. 

Players have to be knocked at the same time they’re entering a Mudflap truck, and then by doing so, are thrown underneath the truck while knocked. If they’re then picked up a teammate, they are invisible to everyone else in the lobby. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work as intended, obviously, as GlitchKing showed that his friend had attempted it a few times – once being throw under the map and another being eliminated altogether.

Obviously, when players are invisible, it’s impossible to get a read on their position. As GlitchKing demonstrated, he was able to cause havoc by damaging enemies who were clueless as to where he was. Though, he did give the game away by picking up knocked enemies.

Given that the glitch revolves around the Mudflap, Epic might have to disable the vehicle while they get things figured out, but as of writing, the problem hasn’t made its way to their Trello board so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’re aware of it.