In scrims and Pop-Up Cups, turtling (placing a pyramid over a box) is a common practice to stay safe as you heal or the circle changes. 

After a new exploit was found by YouTuber J Balls, turtling may not be as safe as it once was.

Here’s how it works:

A turtling player will usually hang out in their 1×1 until the opposing player makes the first move.

When the opponent tries to break into the structure the player replaces the wall with a turbo build and doesn’t let you break in.

To do this trick, the player on the outside of the turtle builds alongside it and builds a wall and floor on top of the turtle.

Then they place a turret on top of that floor.

For some reason, that turret prevents the turtling player from replacing their pyramid so the person outside gets an immediate chance at getting a kill from the high ground.

Here’s J Balls with a video example:

This certainly doesn’t feel like an intended mechanic as it doesn’t make much sense.

Right now, this exploit can be used for easy kills as players inside will be confused when their turbo build goes red. By the time they figure it out, it will be too late.

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