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Fortnite bug causes untouched vehicles to deal significant damage

Helicopters and Motorboats are instantly killing players who get too close. Watch out for this Fortnite bug!

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Epic have been fantastic with their vehicle additions to Fortnite Chapter 2. The boat and the helicopter are two of the most balanced vehicles that the game has ever seen.

That is, these vehicles are balanced when working correctly. We’ve seen a few glitches with both of them, early in their lifespan. The helicopter allowed you to fly above the storm to out-heal opponents for free wins and the boat pushed players under the map for a short time.

We have another glitch that appears to be affecting both vehicles, however. Both the Choppa and the Motorboat seem to be insta-killing – or, at least, significantly injuring – players who get too close.

This bug is most obvious with the Choppa, which has damaged and even eliminated players who happened to come in contact with it.

At least, the damage of the Choppa seems to be dealt in chunks, giving you a chance to react. MrFreshAsian ran into this bug during one of his recent challenge videos, although he had no idea what happened. He was able to get away before the helicopter ruined his video.

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The Motorboat, on the other hand, seems to instantly kill players who touched it. You can take a look at the first part of this Reddit clip to see what we’re talking about.

In fact, this seems to be the bug that Tfue and Innocents encountered in one of their Cash Cup matches the other day.

We wrote an article about how all of the bugs in the game seem to target Tfue. Neither he nor Innocents had seen this bug before, but it seems to be related to the vehicle problem.

Don’t be surprised if Epic disable the vehicles over the weekend, while they work on a fix. In the meantime, make sure you keep your distance from vehicles that you don’t plan on piloting. If not, you could end up like one of the people in these clips.

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This new Fortnite teleportation glitch gives you instant high-ground

Fortnite players find another teleportation glitch that allows them to instantly steal high-ground from opponents.

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A new Fortnite glitch allows players to instantly teleport to high-ground with the help of a few tools.

Update 12/22 2:20 EST: Sand Tunneling has been disabled in Arena Mode.

Original Article: Fortnite is no stranger to glitches, with some of them appearing over the course of several seasons. The “boat glitch” was in the game for a long time, allowing players to hop out of a boat and instantly teleport to high-ground.

YouTuber Glitch King has found another glitch that’s similar to this classic, but it uses the Sand and a Gas Can instead of a boat.

To do this glitch, all you need to do is throw down a Gas Can, sink into the sand, ram into the can, and jump. From there, you’ll instantly teleport to any structure above you. As you can see in the video, you can use this glitch to go from the bottom of the Tilted skyscraper to the top.

Casual players probably won’t see this glitch very much, but it could be a menace in competitive games. Late-game circles that end on the Zero Point could be littered with players teleporting to high-ground and into boxes above them.

Gas Cans are relatively common and are already a useful tool in competitive Fortnite. A lot of teams have these items going into late-game situations, meaning they’ll only need the circle to favor them to use this method.

Glitch King released his video on December 22, the day of writing. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic disable the Gas Cans until they fix this glitch – at least, in competitive.

Until then, you can use this glitch to your advantage or keep an eye out for someone else using it. Don’t be too comfortable if you have the high-ground.

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‘Trading’ has become more common in Fortnite Season 5

Players are reporting an increase in the frequency of ‘trading’ kills with enemies after the Fortnite Season 5 patch.

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Fortnite Season 5 is one of the most interesting seasons in Chapter 2, but it isn’t without its flaws.

The new Fortnite season released on December 2, bringing fans a ton of new content to discover. We have NPCs, quests, bounties, a new currency, quicksand, new locations, and even more.

This might be the most unique season in this chapter, but it’s not without a few flaws. One of the most glaring issues has to do with a new bug causing players to become invincible after leaving the sand. You can learn more about that problem here.

Another bug has to do with trading – something that was always an extremely rare occurrence in Fortnite. Now, in Season 5, players seem to be trading more than ever. We even experienced it firsthand.

This change is one of those things where it’s tough to tell whether Epic meant to cause it or not. We can’t imagine why the change would be intentional, as trading with an enemy is extremely frustrating. There doesn’t seem to be a benefit to it.

After posting our clip, we saw other players report that they had been trading with enemies in Season 5, as well. Again, this was possible in the past, but it was infrequent. In our hundreds of hours of playtime, we have never had this happen to us – and we aren’t alone.

Hopefully, this is only a temporary bug, and Epic can fix it in the next update. However, it’s possible that “trading” is a result of something that Epic tweaked relating to player ping. If that’s the case, we could see a lot more clips that look like these.

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Game-breaking bug causing invisibility/God Mode in Fortnite Season 5

Players have already found a game-breaking glitch in Fortnite Season 5, causing players to go invisible and become invulnerable to damage.

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Fortnite Season 5 wasn’t released bug-free. In fact, there’s already a game-breaking bug causing players to become invisible and invulnerable to damage.

Every major update in almost every video game brings a few bugs with it, and Fortnite is no different. This is almost always the case when video games add new mechanics, as Fortnite did with Season 5.

This game-breaking bug has to do with the new sand mechanic. For those who don’t know, the center of the Fortnite island is now covered with quicksand. If you stand on the sand for too long, it sinks you in.

The quicksand isn’t a bad thing. It can actually benefit players, offering a hiding spot and increased movement speed, as seen below.

However, on the flip side, it’s also causing a bug that makes players invisible and invulnerable to damage. This isn’t the first invisibility glitch we’ve seen in Fortnite. Older patches had the same issue with Port-A-Potties.

This glitch appears to be more prevalent than the previous ones, however. We’ve seen several reports of this happening to players – sometimes even multiple times in a single play session. The Port-A-Potty glitch required more intention on the part of the players involved.

Hopefully, Epic get this sorted sooner rather than later. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the sand-sinking mechanic disabled ahead of the next update if Epic can’t push a hotfix to address the problem.

We don’t know whether this glitch is intentional on the part of infracting players or if there’s a method to trigger the issue. We’ll let you know when we find out more about the problem.

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