Fortnite Season 5 is no stranger to pay-to-win controversies. This one is probably more creative than any other we’ve seen.
Another “pay-to-win” controversy is plaguing Fortnite, but this one is a lot more fun than those we’ve seen in the past.
For those who don’t remember, Fortnite recently went through a pay-to-win debacle with the customizable superhero skins.
The all-black variants were very difficult to see in low-light situations. Epic later changed these cosmetics and eventually disabled them in competitive modes when players found a workaround for the nerf.
Now, Fortnite is facing another pay-to-win situation, but Epic aren’t likely to take action, here. This all revolves around a new Fortnite map feature with an old skin.
Epic added Kit’s Cantina to the Fortnite map in a recent update. At this POI, you’ll find a hologram on the stage, thanking the crowd. The hologram is doing the Accolades emote, which players can purchase from the Item Shop.
A skin called Breakpoint also looks like a hologram. Naturally, TikToker korc1e put two and two together by syncing the emote and hiding inside of the hologram for some free eliminations.
This strategy picked up steam on TikTok and Reddit, eventually getting the attention of creators like SypherPK. Sypher made a video, abusing the synced emote and getting some kills on unsuspecting players.
This is a relatively benign pay-to-win controversy and will probably be out of the game in Season 6. Even if it’s still there, Epic could easily fix the exploit by removing the hologram.
This might be the last we see of this situation, but you should keep an eye out while rummaging around Kit’s Cantina. Mando might not be the only person that’s waiting to kill you.
Fortnite devs finally respond to longstanding controller inventory bug
After over a year, Epic Games have finally confirmed that they’re investigating the notorious controller inventory bug.
Fortnite controller players have been complaining about a frustrating inventory bug for well over a year. Finally, after months of silence, Epic have acknowledged the issue.
Fortnite is one of the first and only games to bring cross-platform to competitive play. Controller players on all platforms compete in the same bracket as PC players on mouse and keyboard.
You can mention the advantages and disadvantages of each input, but there are a few things that fall outside of the typical “balance” conversation. One of these things is a bug that has been affecting controller players for well over a year.
Epic respond to longstanding Fortnite controller bug
This controller inventory bug has been in the game since NICKMERCS was still streaming Fortnite every day.
For the entirety of Fortnite’s lifespan, controller players would open their inventory to find their cursor on their first slot. From there, there was consistency regarding where you wanted to move your weapons and items or drop materials for a teammate.
A bug surfaced over a year ago, causing controller players to have their equipped item be the first thing selected when opening their inventory. What’s worse is that sometimes, multiple items would be selected and it would freeze the screen, forcing you to back out and re-enter the inventory.
Naturally, this led to a lot of frustration within the community. Several Reddit threads popped up showcasing and complaining about the bug, but Epic never seemed to take notice.
This was the case until Redditor gh0stly2 tagged the Epic development team in the comments of one of these posts.”We know you guys see this stuff,” he wrote, “and it’s really unacceptable that this has been in the game for a whole year. Get rid of it.”
To his surprise, the team responded, saying, “Thanks for the tag and bringing to our attention. Eyes on it now,” and confirming that they’re tracking the issue.
At the time of writing, the issue still isn’t posted on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board, but the Reddit post is only a day old. We expect to see the problem addressed in a future patch, as Epic still need to do some investigating.
This change might be coming a bit late, but it’s good to know that Epic are finally looking into the problem and will be working on a fix. For now, that’s all we can ask.
How to use all-black & white Fortnite Superhero skins after v15.30
The pay-to-win superhero skins are back in Fortnite Season 5 after the v15.30 patch. Here’s how to get them.
In the Fortnite Season 5 v15.30 update, Epic made a change to the so-called “pay-to-win” Superhero skins. Within hours of the changes, players have already found away around the new nerf.
Epic have a long history of being quick to fix pay-to-win cosmetic items in Fortnite. The most recent action they took was on the Superhero skins that players gave this title.
For those who don’t know, the all-black superhero skins were incredibly difficult to see in low-light situations. This was particularly difficult for console players, who don’t have the option to turn shadows off.
The all-white superhero skins were tough to see in the snow biome but presented a smaller problem than the all-black variant. Either way, Epic took aim at these color combinations in v15.30.
The nerf disabled players from using all-white or all-black colors for their skins. Only hours after the patch went live, though, Fortnite creator Glitch King made a video on how to get around the recent nerf.
There’s no real explanation as to why this works, but you can change one of the colors to a dark blue, change the other to black, and then change the first back to black – getting around the nerf.
That may have been a convoluted explanation, so just watch Glitch King’s video tutorial, below.
Obviously, this isn’t intended and will be changed by Epic soon. Still, it seems as though Superhero sweats have bought themselves an extra week or two of low-visibility gameplay.
We’ll keep you posted on whether or not Epic plan a fix for this issue. We expect to see it added back to the Trello board soon.
Infinite invisibility glitch found with Predator Cloaking Device
Fortnite players have already found an exploit that allows you to turn invisible for an entire match with Predator’s Cloaking Device.
It was only a matter of time before Fortnite players found a way to exploit the Predator Cloaking Device with an infinite invisibility glitch.
Predator and his Mythic Cloaking Device have only been in the game for a few hours, but YouTuber Glitch King has already found a way to extend the invisibility effect throughout an entire match.
It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that this new item led to an exploit like this, but we are surprised at how fast it happened.
The glitch seems relatively easy to complete, which is a shame. The easier a glitch is, the more people will use it. This one is particularly broken because no one will be able to see you for an entire match.
The glitch involved using the Cloaking Device and unplugging your internet. After reconnecting, you should remain invisible for the duration of the match.
Even though the glitch seems rather simple, it probably won’t affect the game too much. The Predator will be very difficult to kill for at least a week with so much action going on at Stealthy. Most players won’t go out of their way to disconnect and reconnect their internet.
Still, it’s possible that Epic will disable the new mythic while they work on finding a fix for the issue. We’ll keep you posted if we learn more.
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