There is something seriously wrong with one of Fortnite's Week 6 challenges - Dexerto

There is something seriously wrong with one of Fortnite’s Week 6 challenges

Published: 11/Jan/2019 3:47

by Albert Petrosyan


The weekly challenges for this week six of Fortnite Battle Royale were rolled out on January 10, and players were quick to notice that something was off about the list.

As usual, this week’s challenges are comprised of three that are available for everyone to complete and four that are reserved exclusively for those who own this season’s Battle Pass.

One of the Battle Pass challenges has three stages, the third of which requires players to deal 200 points of damage to opponents using Grenades, Clingers, or Stink Bombs.

There is an issue with that list of options however, as Clingers were vaulted a month ago and would thus be impossible to use for the purposes of this challenge.

As expected, it did not take long for players to take to social media and Reddit to point out this error and take the opportunity to roast Epic Games in the process. 

There are two possible explanations for this kind of error – either the developers in charge of designing and sending out these challenges in-game simply made a mistake, or these challenges are created well in advance and thrown into a database from which seven are picked each week.

Players are reporting that Dynamite, the explosive that essentially took the place of Clingers, works for the purposes of this challenge, which leads to the possibility that the developers meant to put the new explosive in the list instead of the old one. 

It would be kind of hard to use Clingers to complete this week 6 challenge considering that the explosive was vaulted a month ago.

An error like this has led some to question how on top of things some employees at Epic Games are, considering this was not the first oversight that a representative made today.

On December 10, a Reddit user posted a suggestion for improving Mounted Turrets that Epic employee ‘EpicDustyDevo’ thought was a brand new idea, when in fact the concept had already been implemented and was just being hindered by a bug. 


How to pull off powerful Fortnite She-Hulk and Ironman “super-jump”

Published: 23/Oct/2020 7:19

by Andrew Amos


Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has done it again ⁠— the Fortnite star has uncovered yet another powerful interactive involving the new Marvel mythics. This time, he’s combined the She-Hulk and Ironman items to pull off a map-traversing “super-jump.”

It seems like a new mythic item is arriving in Fortnite every week during Season 4. The Marvel-themed season has appropriately themed items to go along with it, bringing each hero’s superpowers into the game.

Thor can toss around his Mjolnir, Iron Man can fly around, and well, She-Hulk can smash. Her mythic was added into the game in the latest update for players to muck around with.

She Hulk Jennifer Walters in Fortnite
Epic Games
She-Hulk’s mythic has finally been added to the main game.

She-Hulk’s smash allows her to jump incredible distances before smashing into the ground, knocking enemies up, and dealing damage. It’s very effective for closing down distances on opponents.

Her mythic is also very good at getting across the map quickly. SypherPK has managed to break Fortnite once again using his favorite combination of tools: Marvel mythics, and crash pads.

If you use the She-Hulk and Ironman mythics while jumping off a crash pad, you’re able to fly basically all the way across the Fortnite island. Obviously it’s a little bit silly, but if you need to make a cross-map rotation pronto, there’s no faster way.

“Iron man, plus Hulk smash jump ⁠— you get a really big boost there. Doing it in the water makes you go much further, and once you add a crash pad…it’s really cool,” Sypher said.

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Here’s a quick step-by-step guide:

  1. Deploy a crash pad in water.
  2. Jump in the water, and use the Iron Man Repulsor to jump into the air.
  3. Swap to the She-Hulk mythic, and use that to jump off the crash pad.
  4. Watch as you fly as far as you want across the map.

Obviously, this is probably a glitch. However, that shouldn’t stop you from abusing it whenever you get the chance ⁠— either for a bit of fun, or for a real advantage.

Epic is likely to patch it out of the game shortly, so you don’t have long to test it out for yourself. If you do manage to nab both mythics though, give it a whirl, and you might find yourself super-jumping across the map too.