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The Real Reason Why Rifts Have Been Disabled in Fortnite

Published: 17/Aug/2018 21:25 Updated: 17/Aug/2018 21:26

by Albert Petrosyan


The Fortnite community was faced with sudden news early on August 17 as Epic Games announced that Rifts had been disabled indefinitely.

However, in the announcement, Epic did not provide the specific reason or issue that had led to their decision to disable the Rifts.

It turns out that there was a serious glitch in Fortnite involving the Rifts that was allowing players to essentially get free wins.

Setting up to take advantage of this glitch was relatively easy: two players would need to first land and acquire some materials and their own ATKs.

The players would then need to locate a Rift and build a platform just underneath it, and then use the platform to drive the two ATKs into the Rift at the same exact time.

While one player would fall out of the Rift and descend onto the map normally, the other one would enter a “god mode,” and hover above the map without being able to be shot at, take damage from the storm, or get eliminated in any way. 

The player could just stay in that state until all of the others on the map got eliminated, thus claiming an easy Victory Royale.

Here is a demonstration of this process, courtesy of YouTuber ‘OrangeGuy.’

It’s not clear how long this glitch existed in Fortnite, and how many people were able to take advantage of it to rack up their win total.

However, now that it is being addressed, it will be worth keeping an eye to see whether Epic Games will subtract players’ wins that were 


Vaulted & unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 10:05

by Jacob Hale


A number of weapons and items have been either vaulted or unvaulted in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5, including some fan favorites and old classics. 

Fortnite Season 5 officially dropped on Wednesday, December 2, bringing a number of major changes with it. As specified in the new update’s patch notes, the game is going to look pretty different going forward.

Some big map changes hint toward a slow revert back to the old map, with the likes of Flush Factory and Dusty Depot starting to come back, which is more than enough reason to get excited.

And, although new weapons such as the Dragon Shotgun have arrived, one thing all players will be looking for is the old items that have returned from the vault, and those which have been placed back in it.

Fortnite Season 5 zero point battle pass
Epic Games
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 is named Zero Point — and brings some fun changes to the game.

Vaulted weapons

Vaulted weapons are those that have been stashed away, unplayable in the game, that might one day return to the game.

Here’s what we know has been vaulted:

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar assault rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Unvaulted weapons

Of course, with some weapons leaving the game, some are making their grand return. Here’s what:

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

So, that’s everything that’s been vaulted or unvaulted according to the patch notes for Fortnite Season 5, and there’s definitely some there that we’re going to miss, such as the Scar assault rifles and Pump shotguns, but the Tactical Shotgun and P90 making a return could make up for that and keep the weapons feeling fresh and fun.

With a number of big streamers starting to switch back to Fortnite, it looks like Season 5 could be one of the biggest yet — so have fun destroying those new and returning players!