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Epic Games disables sand tunneling due to a Fortnite glitch

The developers of Fortnite have responded to a teleportation exploit in Season 5 that was discovered by some players.

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Epic Games have disabled the sand tunneling feature in Fortnite Season 5, in response to a new glitch that players could use to instantly teleport to high-ground.

It’s not unusual for a game’s new season to come with a few bugs. We’ve seen it happen with nearly every major franchise and Fortnite is no exception. Fortnite has featured many exploits including one where players could teleport while jumping from a boat, and then a similar glitch was recently found in Season 5.

A few players saw that they were able to exploit the new sand tunneling feature to teleport themselves. They would disappear into the ground and then come out at an elevated position on top of a structure, allowing you to get yourself out of danger quickly.

Here’s the full details of the new glitch in Fortnite Season 5.

Sand tunneling Fortnite glitch

This glitch was first discovered by YouTuber Glitch King, and he explained how you could make it work in his Fortnite glitches video. It worked a lot like the last teleportation bug, except you would have to use the sand and a gas can.

Here’s how you could perform the glitch:

  1. Stand near the sand, then throw the gas can down to the ground
  2. Sink into the sand, and start moving towards the can
  3. Ram into the can before jumping up to teleport.

This would immediately teleport you to the building above you. You can see this in Glitch King’s video below.

Epic Games responds to the glitch

This kind of glitch wouldn’t cause too much trouble for casual players, but it would ruin the experience of competitive matches. Your enemies would constantly abuse this exploit to keep teleporting above.

Epic Games had this same concern in mind and responded to it almost immediately. Just a few hours after the glitch video went online, they made a post on the official Fortnite Status Twitter account, stating that they’ve temporarily removed the sand feature in Arena Mode.

They plan to investigate the bug, and will bring back the feature once they come up with a fix for it. This is an unsurprising reaction since they would want to avoid game-breaking errors this early into the newest season.

This isn’t the first time that players have used an exploit with the sand in Fortnite. When Season 5 went live, there was another bug that you could use to enter God Mode and become invisible. Many players found it incredibly infuriating to come up against someone who was glitched out.

Luckily Epic Games prevented this latest issue from getting that far by responding to the bug quickly. They also took the opportunity to address another bug in Snowdown Shuffle that was causing players to lose their Gold Bars.

With Operation Snowdown well underway, the developers have their hands full with releasing new content. We’re hoping they’ll find a fix soon and once they do, we will be sure to update you.

Image credits: Epic Games

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How to get the Terminator skin set in Fortnite

Epic Games have brought brand new Terminator-themed skins to Fortnite Season 5, and here’s how you can get them.

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Terminator set in Fortnite

As Fortnite Season 5 comes closer to its end, new crossovers are being added to the Battle Royale. Now, Epic Games have brought along the T-800 and Sarah Connor as part of a new Terminator skin set.

Fortnite has seen more than its fair share of crossovers throughout the past few years. We’ve seen additions from Halo, God of War, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and many others. Epic Games have now brought another new addition to the Battle Royale.

Less than a week after the arrival of The Predator, the developers have added brand new Terminator-themed skins to the game. You can choose to play as either the T-800 or Sarah Connor, and here’s how you can get your hands on them.

How to get T-800 and Sarah Connor Fortnite skins

You don’t need to do any special quest or challenge in order to get these skins. You can get yourself the Fortnite x Terminator crossover set by spending some V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

You can pick up the Sarah Connor skin for 1,800, or pay 1,500 to get the T-800. Alternatively, you can purchase the entire bundle for 2,800, which may sound like a lot but you’ll also get some great savings.

You can take a closer look at the prices of the Fortnite Future War set below:

  • Future War Bundle: 2,800 V-Bucks
  • Sarah Connor: 1,800 V-Bucks
  • T-800: 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Techno-Grip Axe: 800 V-Bucks
  • Cyberdyne Salute: 300 V-Bucks

If you purchase the Future War Bundle, then you will also be able to acquire the exclusive T-800 Endoskeleton Arm and HK Skynet Uplink Back Blings, along with the Combat Knife pickaxe. That makes this worth the money you spend.

We don’t know exactly how much longer these skins will be available in the Item Shop, so you’d better hurry up if you want to get your hands on them.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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Epic Games respond to leaked Fortnite player logins

Epic Games have denied claims by Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber that their API leaks players’ emails.

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Yung Calculator in Fortnite

There is a growing concern among Fortnite players that their player logins are being leaked through the in-game leaderboard, but Epic Games have reassured fans that their API is safe.

Whenever fans create an online account to play games, their first concern is their privacy security. Developers try to avoid hacker scares but they can still pop up from time to time. One Fortnite fan claimed that this has happened with Epic Games.

Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber stated that he was inexplicably logged out of his account and that the battle royale’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ personal information – such as their email addresses.

This led to a response from a Fortnite data-miner who denied these claims, and their statement was backed up by Epic themselves.

Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber is a Fortnite pro

Epic Games deny leaked Fortnite player logins

Yung Calculator tweeted that Epic Games have not secured player logins, so anyone can access these emails and try to hack accounts, reset passwords or kick players out of a match. Additionally, it will also log you out in-game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

He further elaborated that he’s not the only player who has experienced this issue- with Clix, Nick Eh 30, and Nate Hill ⁠also being affected. “Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

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Not everyone is convinced that Yung’s claims are true. Fortnite data-miner ‘FNBRUnreleased’ claimed that these kind of leaks are impossible due to the nature of Epic’s API, so there’s no way that your email address can become available to hackers.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they stated.

FNBRUnreleased’s defense for Epic Games has been backed up by the devs themselves who also took to Twitter in order to respond to Yung’s claims.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

At the time of writing, Yung Calc’s tweet is no longer online, so either the player took it down or it was removed by Twitter. Either way, his claims have gathered doubts and Epic Games are standing by the security of their API.

That said, you should always make sure that that you’ve take extra precautions to protect your online information. You can do this by choosing strong passwords that are impossible to guess, and by applying two-factor authentication wherever possible.

Image Credits: Epic Games, Yung Calculator

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Terminator skin set leaked for Fortnite Season 5 via PlayStation Store

A listing on the PlayStation store has teased the Terminator T-800 and Sarah Connor skin coming to Fortnite Season 5.

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A listing on the PlayStation store reveals that a Terminator skin is coming to Fortnite Season 5.

Another day, another Fortnite leak. This time, it’s coming straight from the main page of the PlayStation Store, which depicts an upcoming crossover between Terminator and Fortnite. This pack will include both the T-800 Terminator and Sarah Connor.

The Sarah Connor skin has been teased for some time now, considering early this morning the official Fortnite Twitter account posted a transmission that alluded to the addition of the crossover. You can see for yourself in the tweet below.

Players were not expecting the T-800 Terminator skin, since the transmission only mentions Sarah Connor, but since the ad clearly has the Terminator front and center, we know he’ll be in the pack as well.

It’s unknown if Epic Games plans to feature Arnold Schwarzenegger as a skin variant for the Terminator.

Hopefully, we’ll see the skin in the item shop as early as tonight. If not the skins should make their appearances in the coming days. Be sure to keep your eye out each day for the store refreshes.

If you pick up the skin, be sure to Tweet us @CharlieIntel, or tag our friends @FortniteIntel.

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