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How to ride the Cannon Balls in Fortnite

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When Fortnite released, players quickly found a way to ride on the top of launched rockets. Now, with the addition of Cannons, players have once again discovered a new form of hidden mobility in Fortnite.

Fortnite’s life cycle has seen players experiment with every aspect of the game extensively. Sometimes, things have broken under the enormous pressure of millions of fans scouring through gameplay features for glitches or hidden features.

Players have recently discovered a fun new way to move around the map or perhaps quickly reach enemy positions. Similar to the rocket riding, players have found that you can also riding the newly added Cannon Balls.

Here’s an example of the mechanic at work from community Reddit user “KrillinIsASaiyan” from the FortniteBR subreddit:

WORLD’S FIRST ever Cannonball Riding (Probably) from r/FortNiteBR

As you can see, the exposed mechanic definitely can carry players quite some distance. With that said, it’s definitely a glitchy mess at the moment.

Players who jump on to Cannon Balls at the right moment will begin to fidget around as they fly majestically through the Fortnite skies. This is probably a symptom of the game not understanding a why player model would need to be riding onto top of a Cannon Ball.

Original Rocket Ride – via Muselk on Youtube

Nevertheless, if you and a friend have impeccable timing, the buggy mechanic does work. You won’t fall off the Cannon Ball unless you actually move your thumbstick/press your assigned movement keys. The glitching that occurs may look like you are hovering beside the Cannon Ball, but trust us…you’ll be fine.

So, what is this mechanic good for? You can quickly covered medium lengths of ground by using strategy. Remember that you need two players minimum to pull this off, so one player will be left behind. Maybe use this as a desperate last measure to save one of your teammates.

The more useful usage of the Cannon Ball riding is to fly into enemy Forts. Many players still like to camp out in 1×1 towers and getting to them on the ground can be dangerous.

With this new tactic, you launch one teammate at the enemy from the Cannon Ball. While you could simply launch them normally, this trick will allow the flying player to shoot while flying like the rocket rides. This will likely throw off many players hiding in their forts.

So, have you seen players using this glitch/feature of the Cannons yet? Tell us in the comments below about your experiences with this new version of the rocker ride.

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Epic delay Fortnite Season 3 & Device Event for the second time

The Device Event and Fortnite Season 3 have been delayed in the wake of nationwide protests in the US.

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Epic Games have delayed Fortnite Season 3 and the Device Event for the second time. This decision comes following similar decisions from Sony and Activision, who delayed the PS5 reveal and Call of Duty season, respectively.

The team announced their decision in a blog post on June 3. The Device Event was moved from June 6 to June 15 and the new season was rescheduled for June 17.

“Recent events are a heavy reminder of ongoing injustices in society, from the denial of basic human rights to the impact of racism both overt and subtle against people of color,” they wrote in their blog post. “We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing.”

“The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities,” the post continued.

“The live event The Device will be delayed to Monday, June 15, and the Season 3 launch delayed to Wednesday, June 17. We know this delay comes on the heels of another one, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.”

Fortnite fans are disappointed by the news, but it was not unexpected. As we said, other publishers and studios have made similar decisions in the wake of recent real-world events.

The exact timing of the Device Event is still up in the air, as it’s now set to take place on a Monday rather than a Saturday. We’ll keep you posted with more news about Fortnite Season 3 as it comes.

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This spray concept would be one of the most-used emotes if added

This Fortnite spray concept is as simple as it is brilliant.

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Sprays are one of the most forgotten cosmetic items in all of Fortnite. At least Banners have their own skins and emoticons allow you to use them after death. Sprays, on the other hand, tend to sit in everyone’s locker, unused.

There are a couple of sprays that get some attention, but Reddit user u/JewishGuyOnReddit had an idea that could beat all of them – and some of the most popular emotes that are already in Fortnite.

The idea is as simple as it is brilliant. Here’s what it is: “_____ was here.” That’s it. Imagine how awesome that would be. You could spraypaint your Gamertag or IGN all over the island.

This would be up there with some of the classic emotes as an instant purchase and a staple of the front wheel. You could even incorporate the dead body outline to show that you eliminated a player and tagged their spot.

Epic have incorporated a ton of fan-made cosmetic items, and we’d like to submit this one for their review. Let’s bring sprays back with this one!

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Ninja goes off on ‘boring’ Fortnite Chapter 2: ready for a new Season

Ninja calls the recent Fortnite seasons “boring” but remains hopeful for Season 3.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is second only to Chapter 2 Season 1 as the longest season in Fortnite history. This season, like the previous one, has also offered little in the way of new content to players who hop on the Battle Bus every day.

During a recent stream, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins unleashed his fury upon the recent state of Fortnite. He echoed the complaints of many longtime Fortnite players. His perspective might be a bit amplified by the number of hours he’s put into the game in the past year, but it’s relatable to many in the community.

“I don’t want to play Fortnite right now,” Ninja told his chat. “It’s boring, there’s nothing new/ I’m having a little bit of fun, sometimes, but we’ve been playing the same map … the only new places that they’ve added are places with Henchmen that beam you, and laser you, and s**t on your walls.”

(0:33 for mobile viewers)

In a moment of self-reflection, Ninja admitted that he’s starting to “sound like Turner (Tfue).” He acknowledged that he’s having more fun with Fortnite than other times in the past, but misses the variety that old Fortnite seasons brought us.

“It blows my mind that we were forced to play the very first Season 1 for, like, 120 days,” Ninja continued before looking at the chart that showed the length of each season. “Double the length of seasons with half the content. Two seasons have almost taken up a year!”

Ninja is giving a voice to a large portion of the community who are eager for Season 3 to come out. Rumors are swirling about an additional delay to the next season due to the protests in the United States. Epic and Loserfruit just announced a delay to her Icon Series skin for that reason.

We have yet to hear any official news about a Season 3 delay, just yet. Of course, we’ll keep you covered if that changes.

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