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Game breaking Shadow Bomb glitch wrecking havoc in v8.51



The Shadow Bomb item became available to players with the v8.51 content update, but it seems Epic’s testing team has severely messed up. A glitch is wrecking havoc in Duos and Squads.

Some Fortnite glitches are simply fun or annoying, but every once in a while…something game-breaking arrives. The Shadow Bomb has brought with it a bug that can only be described as catastrophic.

Epic Games is generally very good at quick bug fixes, but the even their quick turn-around time may not be quick enough here. This bug will inevitably allow many players to get a lot of free wins.

Perma Invisibility Shadow Bomb Bug

Within hours of the Shadow Bomb releasing, players have discovered a devastating new bug with the item. Even by accident, players can become permanently invisible in Duo and Squads game modes.

This presents obvious problems for the game’s integrity as well as for stats like wins, kills, and more.

Competitive Fortnite player @humanilliance posted a clip of the bug on Twitter. The bug is quite simple and will probably happen by accident to many players. This makes it even more of an issue.

The only thing that needs to happen for the glitch to activate is a teammate getting knocked while invisible. That’s it. You can then revive the teammate and they will become permanently invisible. The invisible player will take fall damage normally.

This bug essentially allows players to completely break the game in Duos and Squads. How this slipped through testing at Epic Games is a mystery that may never be solved.

The glitch is significant enough that Epic Games may take serious action against players that use the glitch. Bug exploiting of this magnitude can result timed bans or even permanent bans from Fortnite.

This is Epic’s latest tweet from the official Fortnite account…:

We strongly advise against using this glitch and reporting any players you see using the bug on purpose for wins/kills. Exploiting ruins the game for all players involved.

Fortnite World Cup Duo Weekend Looms

Fortnite World Cup
Imagine if this glitch was still active during the World Cup… – via Epic Games

The second weekend of the Duos side of the Fortnite World Cup looms overhead as this glitch tears through Fortnite.

Epic Games has not put out any statement on the bug as of yet, but we expect that they will soon enough. The World Cup event replays can be reviewed for possible cheaters, but Epic Games has been reluctant to retroactively punish cheaters.

If this glitch remains in the game for an extended period of time, the integrity of the World Cup will be further degraded. Hacking scandals have already rocked the esports scene and continued lack of competitive feature support is antagonizing competitive players.

We hope that Epic Games will be able to fix this glitch as soon as possible. A more drastic, ‘temporary item deletion’ may be required. An apology may be in order as well.

Have you run into this bug yet? Tell us about your Shadow Bomb experiences in the comments or on Twitter.


Fortnite leaks point to in-game comic books coming soon

Comic books are likely heading to Fortnite sooner rather than later – with Thor being the first issue.



The most recent Fortnite update, v13.40, brought us a ton of leaks that point to what the future of the game will hold. We already covered the 30+ new fish types found in the game files, but they weren’t the only new concept that was included in the patch.

Data miners also found mention of a “ComicReader” in the files. This would, naturally, suggest that readable comic books will be heading to Fortnite in the near future.

We have more than just a line of text, however. Apparently, those who switch accounts on Xbox (and possibly PS4) will be greeted with a glitched cut-scene. Obviously, this is not meant to be in the game, just yet.

We can see where the new comic books will be located in the Battle Pass tab, as well as what will happen when you click on them. What will these comic books hold? Well, we have some clues as to that as well.

Will these comic books be original content? We’re sure that some of them will, but we also have some leaks that point to actual comic books coming to Fortnite. Right now, they appear to be Marvel Comics.

Data miner, Hypex, has been spearheading these leaks. He was able to use the blurry photo of a Fortnite comic book to find out the actual comic that they came from. This one appears to be a Thor comic.

With all of this information available, we’d be surprised if Epic didn’t release comics before Season 4. Likewise, we expect the Season 4 secret Fortnite skin to relate to the in-game comics.

All of this points to Thor being the potential Season 4 secret skin. Fans were already theorizing about this when they saw what Captain America left behind in his release trailer – a glyph that looked strikingly similar to Thor’s glyph from one of his films.

Of course, this is only speculation. For now, all we know for sure is that Epic are planning on adding comics to Fortnite, soon – with Thor likely being the subject of their first issue. As always, we’ll keep you posted when we learn more.

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Waffles unbanned from Fortnite under threat of legal action

Epic Games unbanned pro player, Waffles, after the CarterPulse agency stepped in.



Earlier this week, we covered the story of Fortnite pro player, Waffles, who had been banned from Fortnite after encountering a bug in the FNCS. Waffles killed a player who had used the infinite item glitch to receive an unlimited number of Crash Pads.

After the elimination, Waffles noticed massive stack of Crash Pads on the ground. As anyone would, he began to pick them up to investigate. To his dismay, he was unable to drop them and had to finish the game with no weapons or healing items – only an inventory full of Crash Pads.

Despite everything working against him, Waffles managed to finish third in the game. When he went back to the lobby, however, he saw that he was disqualified from the tournament and banned from competitive Fortnite for 30 days.

Despite all of the evidence showing that Waffles didn’t do this on purpose, Epic support told him that they were upholding his ban. That’s where the CarterPulse agency came in. They responded to one of Waffles’ tweets, telling him to reach out to them.

After that, they went to work contacting Epic Games and outlining the fact that Waffles never intentionally broke any of the rules – a condition for a fair ban. What’s more, the Fortnite competitive rules state that any player must play-out a game in which they encounter a bug, giving Waffles no choice in the situation.

A little over a day after CarterPulse got involved, Epic appeared to reverse their decision to ban Waffles. The pro tweeted, “I AM UNBANNED! THANK YOU @CarterPulse.”

According to other tweets by the agency, they stepped into the situation free of charge. “Anything for the community.” they wrote on Twitter.

CarterPulse also clarified that this was a small mistake within a great company. “Just would like everyone to realize that Epic is a great company who makes mistakes like all of us. Happy to have helped @WafflesFN in getting unbanned!” they wrote.

The unbanning comes just in time for the second week of FNCS qualifiers. Waffles will be able to compete in the next qualifying event and, with any luck, will move onto the grand finals.

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Send the Coral Buddies to space with this secret Fortnite challenge

Help the Coral Buddies join the astronaut from Craggy Cliffs with this secret Fortnite challenge.



Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 brought us a list of secret challenges that involve the Coral Buddies. This group seems to be doing a lot better than they were at the beginning of the season, as they’ve now expanded and build a Coral Castle on top of the massive Whirlpool to the north of Sweaty Sands.

Attentive players have already helped bring the Coral Buddies into the Wood and Brick phases of development, but Season 3 Week 8 brought a new challenge to the game: giving them the materials they need to launch a rocket into space.

You can find the group of Coral Buddies where they’ve always been – outside of the lighthouse in the northwest corner of the map. Here’s an old picture of where their island was, but it’s still accurate.

The rocket requirement is only 100 metal, but you’ll need to gather it before hitting the island. There doesn’t appear to be any metal sources around them, which is part of the reason that they need our help to begin with.

The Coral cosmonauts have already started building the base for their rocket. All you have to do is walk up, give them some metal, and watch them finish the project.

Once you give the Coral Buddies what they need, they’ll build their rocket and take off into space – possibly in search of the old Chapter 1 map. Let’s hope they find what they’re looking for.

With this challenge and the crashed spaceship at Craggy Cliffs, Epic are pointing us to the stars. Could this have something to do with the rumored event and Season 4? Only time will tell.

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