Crash Pads were an interesting addition to Fortnite when they came into the game, last season. At first, they were a great way to safely exit a helicopter, rotate quickly, and avoid fall damage.
Since then, Epic have added them to competitive modes. As is the case with any item in Fortnite, an addition to competitive means that players will find a way to maximize the benefit of a particular item. Soon, players began to use Crash Pads as a way to push into an opponent’s box.
People are using Crash Pads for their obvious mobility benefits, as well. You can carry up to six of them, and one pad will send you flying in any direction you choose. They’re a great way to safely skip the hectic Launch Pad frenzy that’s so frequent in every competitive late-game.
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How do you ensure that you get the most out of a Crash Pad, though? There are a couple of strategies that work better than others. Reddit user u/somebodysgun posted a short video that showed how you can get the most distance out of the Crash Pad. These methods involve running forward on a ramp or, better yet, the “Dorito” cone edit.
Ten or more meters can be the difference between safety and having to use another pad/materials to tunnel into the zone. End-game is all about maximizing the effectiveness of what you have, so you and your teammates should be using these strategies every chance you get.
This video provides some helpful information that we can all keep in the back of our heads as we compete in Fortnite – nothing difficult or that requires practice. We’ve already seen the Crash Pad create several strategies, so we’re excited to see what’s next.
New Crash Pad + Bouncer trick sends you even further
The Bouncer and Crash Pads are back with another way to max-distance rotate in Fortnite.
Crash Pads and Bouncers might be two of the most useful items in the history of Fortnite. Bouncers have been used for mobility since they were first released, but Crash Pads are a relatively recent addition to the game.
It seems like players find a new way to use Crash Pads every few weeks, whether that’s to jump into an opponent’s box or to send themselves flying into the next zone. This new strategy falls into the latter category.
Twitter user @Albedo_14 was the first player to come up with this trick, tweeting a video of a Crash Pad sending him over 100 meters in the air.
As you can see from the video, Albedo placed a Bouncer on the wall and a cone over his head. He edited the cone into a ramp, edited the floor beneath him, and angled the Crash Pad below.
Instead of the Crash Pad breaking the Bouncer on the wall, it pushed him into it, which sent him into the edited ceiling and launched him 100 meters forward. Here’s a video from Jedi2x that better describes how to complete the tactic.
We tested this in Creative Mode several times and couldn’t get the angle right. It’s a lot more difficult than it looks and we doubt that players could pull it off in a high-intensity situation.
It might be more effective than the original Crash Pad/Bouncer strat, but it isn’t nearly as reliable. We’d rather reliably travel a shorter distance than risk losing the Bouncer and becoming a sitting duck for the entire lobby.
What’s more, the Shockwave/Bouncer trick gives us almost as much distance as the new Bouncer/Crash Pad trick. The former is considerably easier to pull off, so we would advise using a Shockwave if you have some.
This method might not be the most practical, but it’s interesting and shows how innovative the Forntite community can be. There’s always something new to discover – most of which the developers never intended.
We can’t wait to see what the Crash Pad is used for next. We’re probably another week away from pro players finding another way to break into an opponent’s box with it.
How to get ‘double-movement’ in Fortnite after v14.50 keybind removal
You can now combine a controller and mouse to replicate the lost double-movement keybinds.
The competitive and professional Fortnite community was up in arms following the release of the v14.50 patch when they realized that the beloved double-movement keybind option had been disabled. This option allowed keyboard and mouse (KBM) players to run diagonally and place structures without losing momentum.
Such movement is already possible on controller since this input allows for a 360-degree turn. The result on both platforms was an angle that you can see in the image, below. If you want to see more about how the pro Fortnite community reacted to the change, you can take a look at our article here.
There is one way that you can replicate the movement of double-movement keybinds following the v14.50 update. It involves plugging in a controller and manipulating the Dead Zone so that your character is always moving, slightly.
This is the same tactic used back in the day that allowed KBM players to obtain aim assist while using a mouse. You use a controller with a low Dead Zone – this time, on the left stick instead of the right. After that, all you need to do is make sure that your character is slightly moving from the controller stick drift and use your keyboard for the rest.
YouTuber, Reisshub, posted a video to Reddit showcasing the strategy. There’s no telling how long this will work, but it will be worth it for some players.
Of course, using a controller for this purpose means that your character will always be moving. You won’t get first-shot accuracy unless you fiddle with the left joystick, which could take anywhere from one to fifteen seconds – not ideal if you’re in the middle of a fight.
Whether or not using this strategy will be worth it is up to you. For now, it seems like the only way to replicate double-movement keybinds – short of fully switching to controller.
Clix discovers a new way to Crash Pad into boxes in Fortnite
Popular Fortnite pro, Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod, has found yet another way to get into an opponent’s box with a Crash Pad.
When Epic first released Crash Pads into core Fortnite modes, most players assumed that they were only good for preventing fall damage and rotating quickly. They came into the game around the same time as Helicopters and were seen as a way to prevent certain death in the event that your chopper got shot down.
At the time, Crash Pads weren’t in competitive modes. When they finally came to Arena, pro players started experimenting with them. It wasn’t long before players realized that you could use Crash Pads to phase into an opponent’s box.
After a while, pros got even more creative with Crash Pads – using them to assassinate opponents who were stacked above them in tournaments and scrimmages.
Players are still discovering new ways to use Crash Pads almost eight months after they came into Fortnite. Popular pro player, Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod, is credited with finding the latest Crash Pad strategy.
A clip of Clix using his new strategy gained popularity after the second week of FNCS qualifiers – during the October DreamHack EU tournament. It worked perfectly and culminated in a one-pump with a perfectly-timed “Suprise mothaf***a” subscriber alert.
Clix was in-game, so he set this up pretty quickly. Let’s break down how to do it: first of all, you’re targeting the box diagonally beneath you. Start by building a box with a roof above the box of which you want to get inside. Next, build yourself into a full box with a ramp below you. From there, all you need to do is throw a Crash Pad on the ramp. Voila! You’re in their box.
Reddit user, u/lukassandvik, completed the strategy in Creative Mode at a slower pace, making it easier to follow along.
You’ll probably need to practice this strategy a few times before you’re comfortable using it in-game. In our experience, players box-up for longer periods of time in tournaments when compared to regular Arena matches, so you might not always have the time to set this up if you’re not in a tournament lobby like Clix was.
Either way, this is a strong strategy to have in your arsenal in competitive Fortnite games. It works especially well in Solos, but you and a couple of teammates could try it in Trios. Now that you know what to do, get to Creative and start doing some reps.
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