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Visual bug in Fortnite lets players shoot Boom Bow without being seen

Published: 8/Apr/2019 21:40

by Albert Petrosyan


A visual bug has been discovered in Fortnite Battle Royale that is allowing players to shoot the Boom Bow without enemies being able to spot them.

There’s no hiding the fact that Fortnite, despite its monumental success, has always been full of bugs, glitches, and exploits.

While some bugs are milder than others, the one concerning the Boom Bow has the potential of pretty seriously ruining players’ gaming experience. 

Visual bug with pyramids and Boom Bows

Shortly after the Boom Bow weapon was released in Fortnite last week, players began noticing that there was a way to shoot a Boom Bow while hiding completely behind a pyramid structure.

Pyramid, of course, is the common name given to Roof structure that is one of four basic shapes that players can build along with walls, floors, and stairs. 

Epic GamesPyramid is one of the names given to the Roof structure that players can build.

The way it works is a player standing on one of the four faces of a pyramid can shoot their Boom Bow just above the adjacent edge at an enemy player and be virtually cut off from their line of sight.

In the image below you can see that, although the visual path of the arrow is going through the pyramid, the fact that the reticle is point just above the edge allows it the shot to be fired without an issue.

Reddit u/Mr_FortnutThis angle shows that the Boom Bow can be fired over the edge of a Pyramid while being completely out of the enemy’s line of sight.

This can be directly contrasted with the act of shooting the Boom Bow when hiding behind a straight wall, which does not allow the arrow to fly until the player is very much visible to the enemy.

You can see the difference between how both of these shots work in-game in the video below, courtesy of Reddit user ‘Mr_Fortnut,’ who experimented with it in Creative Mode.

Will this ever be fixed? If so, when?

Epic Games have not actually acknowledged the existence of this issue so it’s hard to tell how high it is up their priority chart when it comes to making changes to Fortnite.

We do know that a massive v8.30 patch is expected to go live sometime this week that will bring changes to all vehicles, the brand new Reboot Van, and more content and fixes, so a fix for this might also be included.

For now, just assume that the bug will continue to exist until further notice, so be wary of enemy players trying to use it against you.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.