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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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NICKMERCS claims Warzone’s aim assist is stronger than Fortnite’s

Streamer NICKMERCS has explained why he believes Warzone’s aim assist is stronger than Fortnite’s, but less reliable.

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Nickmercs Fortnite vs Warzone aim assist

Top streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff is most known for playing battle royale games and has weighed in on the aim assist debate, saying Warzone’s aim assist is stronger than Fortnite’s.

Since crossplay became commonplace in online FPS games, predominantly battle royales, the power of aim assist has been debated. The joysticks of a controller don’t provide the same level of precision as a mouse, so games balance it out by offering aim assist.

NICKMERCS has long been a top esports competitor using a controller. Having used a controller competitively since the Gears of War days, his aim has continued to pave the way for success in both competitive Fortnite and Warzone.

NICKMERCS MFAM controller for Warzone and Fortnite

During a Fortnite stream with SypherPK, NICKMERCS discussed how aim assist differs between Warzone and Fortnite, with him believing that Warzone’s is stronger.

“I think aim assist is stronger in Call of Duty,” he said. “It used to be stronger on Fortnite but they made so many changes to aim assist on Fortnite over the years to the point that now, I believe it’s stronger on Call of Duty. I play on both and aim assist on CoD is crazy.”

However, NICKMERCS explained why although weaker, Fortnite’s aim assist is more reliable.

“The issue with aim assist on Call of Duty though, that you don’t really face on Fortnite, is that on Call of Duty, aim assist just goes away,” Nick explained. “You’ll be in the middle of a fight in the middle of nowhere and you’ll just lose aim assist.

On [Fortnite], it’s consistent the whole way through so you don’t really got to worry about that, know what I mean? It’s not just top Super, it’s all these weird pockets of no aim assist. It’s so odd.”

NICKMERCS concluded by saying that he believes aim assist is “stronger on Call of Duty but it’s also less consistent.”

If you’re a controller player on battle royale games, you can check out our best controller settings guides for Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, Fortnite, and Apex Legends.

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Fortnite players find crazy rotation exploit in Season 6

A new exploit has been discovered by Fortnite players, that allows them to rotate across the Island in Season 6.

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A few Fortnite players have discovered a useful new exploit that they can use to fly across the battle royale’s map in Chapter 2, Season 6.

Fortnite has seen its fair share of glitches and exploits over the years. Season 5 had a particularly troublesome one in the sand tunneling feature which was letting players become invisible. This led to it being disabled for the bulk of the season.

Things haven’t changed much in Season 6, as players have discovered exploits that allow them to farm unlimited Gold Bars, as well as continuously regenerate their health. Now, a few fans have found a new way to rotate across the map.

Fortnite Door edit exploit

The exploit is fairly simple, as it involves combining certain items with a simple door edit. Fortnite players can then make use of this exploit to rotate to different points on the Island.

Here’s how this is done:

  1. Find a low-gravity item like a chicken, Hop Rock Dualies, or Easter Egg
  2. Edit a door and then open it
  3. Jump on top, and close the door to rotate across the map

The only catch is that you’ll need to ensure that you’re facing in the right direction when using this exploit. The door will send you flying away from the direction that it’s facing, so make sure your position yourself accordingly.

Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK covered this exploit in a recent video, and he discovered a few details regarding it. One major factor is that it tends to work better with female characters than it does with males.

So far, it’s uncertain whether Epic Games are planning to do something about this exploit, or if they even know it exists. We’ll keep checking for updates, and will let you know about any new developments.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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How to get the Recycler for Fortnite Season 6 Week 4 challenges

One of the new Fortnite Season 6 challenges requires you to deal damage with the new Recycler weapon, and here’s how you can get it.

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Recycler in Fortnite

The Recycler is a brand new weapon that has been introduced in Fortnite Season 6, and here’s how you can get your hands on it for the new weekly challenges.

There are brand-new weekly challenges available in Fortnite that you can complete to progress through the Season 6 Battle Pass. These will net you some serious XP so that you can unlock new cosmetics.

In the latest content update, Epic Games added a new weapon called the Recycler or Junk Gun to the battle royale. One of the Week 4 challenges requires you to dish out damage with this happens, so here’s how you can obtain it.

The Recycler variants in Fortnite

The good news is that you won’t have to visit any specific NPCs or POIs on the Fortnite map to get your hands on this weapon. You won’t have to spend any Gold Bars either since you can find the Recycler as floor loot and chests.

Rather than using regular ammunition, this weapon will suck up materials for you to fire at your opponents. The maximum magazine size is 3, but you can collect more materials from your surroundings at any time.

The Recycler spawns in Rare, Epic, and Legendary rarity. Each of these variants dishes out different amounts of damage:

  • Rare: 75 damage
  • Epic: 79 damage
  • Legendary: 83 damage

The Recycler functions similarly to the Grenade Launcher, minus the splash damage. This means that you’ll have to land a direct hit at your enemy to hurt them, and this won’t have any effect on the foes surrounding them.

For this reason, we don’t currently see any reason to choose this weapon over other supplemental weapons or items. However, it’s still fairly useful when you want to save up on ammo.

As Season 6 progresses, we expect Epic Games to add even more unique weapons to Fortnite, and we’ll keep you updated on every new one that joins the game.

Image Credit: Epic Games/ Hypex

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