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Fortnite Season 2 bugs let you bounce rockets and dance with propane

Some new Fortnite Season 2 bugs have appeared that are a bit more lighthearted than others.

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Some new Fortnite Season 2 bugs have appeared that are a bit more lighthearted than others.

Bugs are an unfortunate byproduct of patches in every game. Fortnite, at times, feels more prone to bugs than other games, but that’s mostly because of the sheer number of updates. Thankfully, a lot of these patches are designed to fix bugs from previous releases.

As expected, Fortnite Season 2 came out with a long list of bugs attached. You couldn’t gift the Battle Pass, party-assisted challenges weren’t working, and players were falling through the map. Epic has addressed some of the issues, but others remain in the game.

More recently, though, players began to uncover some bugs that were less serious than some of the ones reported earlier. Two of the recent reports deal with bouncing rockets and carrying a propane tank all game long.

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The first one was discovered by several players, but SypherPK brought it to the attention of the masses. He was playing a game with NickMercs when someone in his chat noticed something strange.

Apparently, a rocket bounced off of one of their walls. It turns out that you can bounce a rocket off of a brick of C4. Since then, other streamers have used the bug to create trickshots, like this one from Nick Eh 30.

The ability to bounce rockets off of C4 is almost certainly unintended, but the cool clips are enough for me to want it to stay in the game.

The other glitch is arguably more amusing. For some reason, the game doesn’t allow you to bring propane tanks from The Rig past a certain point. When you bring the tank past that point and place it on the ground, it gets permanently attached to your hand.

This is horrible if you’re trying to win the game. You can kiss your aim goodbye with the tank taking up 70% of your screen while ADS. As this video shows, though, the glitch makes for some hilarious emote opportunities.

Epic employee Louigilou2 commented on this Reddit post, saying, “Don’t shake the propane, Bobby! Thanks for the report, sending it to our QA team to look into.”

There are a lot of bugs in the game, though, and this one is pretty specific. It probably won’t be at the top of Epic’s list. Bugs will probably always be a part of Fortnite. At least we can have a chuckle at these.

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This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.

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Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Item Shop

Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.

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We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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