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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.

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New “Zero Gravity” POI leaked in Fortnite Season 7

Some new Fortnite leaks have emerged which point to the arrival of a new Zero Gravity POI in Chapter 2, Season 7.

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Zero Gravity POI in Fortnite Season 7

Some leaked audio files are pointing at the arrival of a mysterious ‘Zero Gravity’ POI to Fortnite in Chapter 2, Season 7, set to be a brand-new location on the map.

Fortnite Season 7 is already proving to be an exciting new start with all the impressive content that’s being added, including UFOs, an alien invasion, new Exotic weapon locations, and a Superman skin.

There have also been some major map changes, and some leaks have revealed that another new location might be on its way. This new “Zero Gravity” point of interest will reportedly bring a unique feature to the game.

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This leak came from notable Fortnite data miner HYPEX, who was digging through the battle royale’s game files. As the name implies, this new POI will reportedly create a “no gravity area.”

It will appear near the center of the new Season 7 map, and audio files in the game’s code give some credibility to the rumor. The data miner discovered unique audio cues that are specific to this new location.

These include sounds for jumping around in Zero Gravity, audio for entering and exiting, and a background sound for when you’re inside the new biome.

While we’ve seen low gravity in Fortnite before, the battle royale has never had a pure Zero Gravity POI in previous seasons. This sounds extremely exciting, but it’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks.

Epic Games haven’t officially announced another POI for Season 7 yet, so take this information with a grain of salt. If the rumors are true then the new mechanic will provide a unique gameplay experience.

We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this new POI, and will be sure to let you know once there are any new developments. For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass quickly.

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How to complete Fortnite’s Season 7 Week 2 Epic Quests

Week 2 of Fortnite Season 7 is here, and there’s another batch of Weekly Quests for you to complete. Here’s how you can get them done.

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We’re now in Week 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, and there are brand new Epic and Legendary challenges to complete, so here’s how you can get them done quickly.

There is a wide variety of different content to explore in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, including an alien invasion that has brought parasites to the Island, as well as a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

You can also unlock new characters as skins, like Superman and Rick Sanchez. To do this, you’ll need a major XP boost and will have to earn Battle Stars through weekly challenges.

Here’s how you can complete all the Fortnite Season 7 Week 2 Quests.

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Fortnite Season 7 Week 2 Quests

The new set of Fortnite weekly challenges will go live on June 16, and they will be reset every Thursday at 7 AM PT | 10 AM ET | 3 PM BST.

Here’s the full list of Fortnite Chapter 2’s Season 7 Week 2 Epic Quests:

  • Search chests at Corny Complex or Lazy Lake (7)
  • Explosive damage to opponents or opponent structures (500)
  • Collect spray cans from warehouses in Dirty Docks or garages in Pleasant Park (2)
  • Destroy equipment at Satellite Stations (15)
  • Search for a graffiti-covered wall at Hydro 16 or near Catty Corner (1)
  • Visit different named locations in a single match (5)
  • Enter a UFO (1)

Many of these are fairly straightforward. You need to visit either Corny Complex or Lazy Lake and search for 7 chests at the location. You can deal explosive damage by collecting rocket launchers from supply drops.

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Various Epic Quests this week focus on traveling across the map. One of them has you visit five different locations during a match, and another has you search for a wall for graffiti at Hydro 16 or near Catty Corner.

You can also travel by entering a UFO as required by one of the challenges. Check out our guide on how to drive a UFO in Fortnite Season 7 to complete this Epic Quest.

We also have a guide on how to destroy 15 pieces of equipment at Satellite Stations across the map.

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This week also has some new Legendary Quests to complete. You can take a look at all of them below:

  • Interact with a dead drop in Weeping Woods (1)
  • Step onto a Body Scanner (1)
  • Converse with Rick Sanchez, Marigold, Maven, or Special Forces (3)
  • Deal damage with IO tech weapons (200)
  • Damage an IO Guard (1)

The Kymera Ray gun is an IO tech weapon, so you can use it to dish out damage to IO Guards, completing multiple changes at once. You can find Rick, Marigold, Maven, and Special Forces through our Fortnite NPCs guide.

You’ll be able to find a Body Scanner at any one of the Satellite Stations that you’ll visit for the Epic Quest to destroy equipment. In addition, you can take a look at our guide for finding a dead drop in Weeping Woods.

That covers all the Fortnite challenges for Week 2 of Chapter 2, Season 7. You can also check out our guide on how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible.

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Where to interact with Dead Drop in Weeping Woods for Fortnite Week 2 Quest

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Season 7 Week 2 Quest that requires you to interact with a Dead Drop in Weeping Woods.

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Where to find a dead drop in Fortinte's weeping woods

There are brand-new challenges in Week 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, and here’s how you can complete the one that requires you to interact with a Dead Drop in Weeping Woods.

There is a brand-new set of weekly challenges available for you to complete so that you can earn some XP, progress through the Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass and unlock the Rick Sanchez skin.

One of the Week 2 Epic Quests has you interact with a Dead Drop in Weeping Woods. This isn’t particularly difficult to complete, but we’ll make things easier by pointing out where to search.

Where to find Fortnite Dead Drops in Weeping Woods

Where to find Fortnite Dead Drops in Weeping Woods

The good news is that all three of the Dead Drop are close to each other within Fortnite’s Weeping Woods. In addition, they’re all close to the river that flows through the area, and you only need to find one.

The first one can be found on a tree stump to the left of the bridge on the north side of this area. You can find another one on top of another stump that’s between two trees on the other side of the bridge.

For the final dead drop, you need to follow the river west until the point where it bends southward. There’s another tree stump there next to two rocks. We’ve marked all of these locations on the map below.

Fortnite Weeping Woods Dead Drops Locations

Fortnite Weeping Woods Dead Drops locations

This isn’t the most complicated Epic Quest to complete in Week 2 of Fortnite Season 7. However, once you find a single Dead Drop in any of these locations, you can interact with it and complete the challenge.

This will net you a total of 30,000 XP, so be sure to drop directly into Weeping Woods after you jump from the Battle Bus. However, other players may also have the same idea, so be ready for a fight.

That’s all you need to do to complete this weekly challenge in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7. You can also check out our guide on how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible.

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