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This new glitch makes the BRUTE even more overpowered

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Fortnite’s Season X marked the addition of a new vehicle that is widely considered one of the most powerful additions to the game.

The BRUTE allows one player to drive a mech with 1000 added health and stomp opponents while another player can take control of missiles and a massive gun.

In all, the BRUTE mech adds way more shield than anything that Fortnite has ever seen and unprecedented firepower with something that also brings mobility.

It’s been fairly consistently attacked by the community, streamers and pro players alike. And that was before all the glitches were found.

Myth and 72hrs found a way to make the BRUTE jump all the way across the map. That strategy involves getting out of and quickly getting back in which sends the mech jumping across large sections of the map.

While that is clearly unintentional and really strong, this new bug is arguably even better as it makes the mech easier to control while still getting that absurd movement speed.

This exploit was found by E11’s TheFortScientist and it seems easy enough that it should be a fairly common site in Fortnite until it gets patched.

Easy super speed method with the Mech. Different method than Tom/Myth from r/FortniteCompetitive

By allowing you to jump right after using the glitch, movement happens much quicker than in the exploit used by Myth. This one also doesn’t force the user to leave the mech at any point which makes it a much safer option in comparison.

As you can see from the post, it can cause your game to stutter but that’s the risk when using a glitch like that.

If the mechs weren’t already OP enough (and they are) then having added glitches that can be used to exploit them further is just the cherry on top.

Here’s hoping Epic nerfs the BRUTE or vaults it entirely as soon as possible.

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“Real hybrid player” uses controller and mouse at the same time

Meet the only real hybrid player in Fortnite.

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We’ve heard of “hybrid” Fortnite players for a while, now. Originally, the term generally referred to players who could perform well on both controller and keyboard and mouse. The first high-profile hybrid player was UnknownArmy, who showed all of his haters that he wasn’t only a controller God by winning Cash Cups on KBM. Now, he plays KBM all of the time.

EpikWhale is credited with developing the hybrid title before moving over the controller full-time. He was one of the first players to pick up a controller in close-range and bloom fights while using KBM for building and editing.

Fortnite Mobile Controller Support
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These two pros are some of the only players who have helped develop the “hybrid” playstyle up to this point. Now, however, we have another contender. He’s not a pro player, but he’s taken the “hybrid” term to its logical extreme: using both inputs at the same time.

Instead of switching back and forth from KBM to controller between games like Unknown or mid-game like EpikWhale, Reddit user u/Teufellurch uses his controller to move and his mouse to aim. As you can see from the video, he plays claw and without Turbo Building – which puts him at a massive disadvantage.

In the comments, Teufellurch explained some of the logistics behind his playstyle. “I am left-handed. So I use my left arm to aim and instead of moving with the left stick, I move with my right stick,” he wrote. This makes us understand the setup a bit more, but it’s still mind-boggling to consider using.

On the topic of why Teufellurch plays this way, he explained, “At one point aim assist was way too overpowered (now it is mostly balanced). Basically I got tired of having the game do all the work for me and wanted to learn how to play with a mouse. But I hated moving with WASD and on top of that my fingers started to hurt after about 20 minutes of playing on a keyboard. So I had to find a different solution.”

The Turbo Building issue has pushed Teufellurch away from Fortnite in recent months, as he wrote on Reddit, but he still has one of the most interesting setups in all of Fortnite. He may truly be the only real hybrid player out there. Is it the most effective way to play? Certainly not, but more power to him. He’s free building better than most players can on their native input with Turbo Building allowed.

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Fortnite brings back Lightsabers for Star Wars day

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Epic Games has re-added the Lightsaber weapon to Fortnite Battle Royale, presumably as a one-off addition in time for May the 4th, often known as Star Wars day.

The date comes from the play on ‘May the fourth (force) be with you’, and is celebrated by Star Wars fanatics around the world.

Although there won’t be any big conventions this year for obvious reasons, Fortnite is doing its part to pay homage to the franchise, bringing back lightsabers.

The Live at Risky event added Lightsabers for the first time.

First added as part of the Star Wars crossover in December, 2019, when the Millenium Falcon appeared above the map.

The event actually played a short teaser scene from the latest movie, The Rise of Skywalker.

On May 3, Epic announced that the lightsabers were back. Feel like a Jedi as Lightsabers have returned for a limited time!”

Although Epic Games didn’t specify when they’ll be taken away again, data miner iFireMonkey states that they will be available until May 6.

Even better, if you didn’t complete the challenges for the lightsabers last time, they are now re-enabled. However, some of these challenges are not possible due to other game changes.

There are four types of lightsaber, Kylo Ren (Red), Rey (Blue), Luke (Green) and Mace Windu (Purple), but the differences are purely cosmetic.

All lightsabers deal the same amount of damage (45 for a regular swing and 150 for a slam).

The most unique feature of lightsabers though is their ability to block incoming bullets. They can block around 30 bullets before being knocked back, and take a few seconds to reset.

Previously, they were only found in lightsaber chests, so presumably, these will be back too. If not, they may just be available in regular chests. Drop-in and find one!

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Fortnite science: bringing a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location

What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location? What happens when you switch disguises? One Fortnite player found out.

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What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location? What happens when you switch disguises? One Fortnite player found out.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 introduced several new mechanics to the game along with a few returning ones. As almost everyone knows, you can now disguise yourself as a henchman to avoid taking damage from the faction in control of an area.

What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost-controlled POI? Few players have tried this, due to the fact that you have to make it to another area without getting into a battle.

One Fortnite player found out for the rest of us, however, and uploaded a clip to Reddit.

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As you might expect – or, as should be the case – the Ghost operatives in the area don’t take kindly to a Shadow disguise. They’ll shoot you as if you’re not wearing a disguise, at all.

What’s more surprising is the result of changing disguises into the opposite faction. Apparently, when you jump into a phone booth with the opposing disguise, you don’t change clothes.

Not only that, but you seem to glitch-out and are unable to move once making the switch – something that cost u/Winterfresh1993 their life.

This is a relatively specific scenario, but now you know what will happen. The first part of the mechanic makes sense, but make sure to avoid switching disguises before breaking out of your original.

We’ll keep you posted with more ‘Fortnite science’ posts as other players uncover some lesser-known mechanics of the game.

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