Season 5 is still in its infancy and yet some Fortnite players have already managed to reach Level 300 after discovering a huge XP glitch. Epic Games has since responded to the exploit.
Following the dramatic events that unfolded with Galactus and his subsequent defeat, Fortnite has undergone some major changes.
One notable change is the addition and alteration of popular locations. Epic Games are actively encouraging players to explore the map and are offering rewards for players that search every nook and cranny of the Season 5 island.
Fortnite XP glitch
This bug wasn’t the usual case of jumping onto a specific pixel, pausing the game seven times, and entering a 64-digit code. This XP glitch was actually something that any frolicking Fortniter could easily stumble across.
As demonstrated in a YouTube video by Glitch King, if players landed in a specific spot in Weeping Woods, then the 8K discovery bonus would trigger. However, if you kept running around the exact same spot over and over again, the game would keep automatically triggering the 8K bonus.
As a result, player levels skyrocketed thanks to this obscene accumulation of XP in such a short space of time.
Here’s the full video to show how players achieved this.
Can I still use the glitch?
Unfortunately not. People’s desire to let their exploitation be heard has inevitably backfired, as Epic responded quite quickly upon hearing the news.
Here’s an official tweet from the Fortnite Status handle explaining the whole situation.
A typical case of the few spoiling it for the many. Thankfully it was only a few hours later that the page posted an update. It’s nice to see they’re awarding XP for those who’ve had to miss out on earning XP normally.
Epic does have to take responsibility for this glitch as it’s an entirely harmless one that was accidentally discovered, but it’s just a shame that it has been exploited so heavily and restricted honest players in the process.
Image credits: Epic Games
Fortnite 20.40 update early patch notes: Server downtime, Ali-A Icon Series, Obi-Wan, bug fixes
Fortnite’s 20.40 update is almost here, so here’s everything you can expect to see, including when the servers will go down.
Fortnite’s next major update, 20.40, is almost here. This will bring Ali-A’s Icon Series skin and more, so here’s everything you need to know including its release date and server downtime.
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 is drawing to a close, but that isn’t stopping Epic Games from keeping the content coming. Soon after Scarlet Witch and the Star Wars Day celebration arrived in the 20.30 update, the 20.40 update is set to bring Ali-A’s Icon Series, bug fixes, and more.
Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 20.40 update, including the release date, server downtime, and expected content.
- Fortnite 20.40 update release date & server downtime
- Ali-A arrives with Fortnite 20.40 update
- What to expect in Fortnite’s 20.40 update
- Fortnite 20.40 update bug fixes
Fortnite 20.40 update release date & server downtime
Fortnite’s 20.40 update is set to be released on May 17, with downtime usually beginning around 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST, with matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.
This server downtime usually lasts a couple of hours, and then players can jump back into all of the new content.
Ali-A arrives with Fortnite 20.40 update
Top Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A arrives with the 20.40 update, where players can earn the free ‘Ali-A Was Here’ Spray as soon as the update is live.
All players need to do is head to the Ali-A Experience Island (code: 5135-8778-2901) and Eliminate 25 opponents. Then, the YouTuber’s Spray will be yours for free.
Players can then either win the Ali-A Icon Series skin in the Ali-A Cup or purchase it from the Item Shop, where the set includes a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.
What to expect in Fortnite’s 20.40 update
While Epic Games have played their cards close to their chest for the 20.40 update, leaker Shiina has detailed what we can expect to see.
Although this is just speculation, Shiina said we can expect to see the updated game files reveal the Obi-Wan Kenobi collab, a Doomsday Device, the new June Crew Pack, and more. Of course, this is just speculation for now, so be sure to check back on May 17 for the full patch notes.
Fortnite 20.40 update bug fixes
Thanks to Epic Games’ Trello board of Fortnite community issues, we can see the issues that are confirmed to be fixed in the next game update, which is 20.40.
- General Top Issues
- Players do not receive toast notifications while in a match in a party with another player
- Traps may sometimes not place immediately
- Battle Royale Top Issues
- Anvil Rocket Launcher UI missing
- Creative Top Issues
- Joining a Creative game in progress may lock the new player out until the round ends
For more Fortnite, be sure to check out how to call in an Air Strike on a Tank to help complete the Weekly Quests.
Image Credit: Epic Games
How to get Ali-A Icon Series skin in Fortnite: Release date, bundle, free Ali-A Spray, more
Ali-A is the latest Fortnite creator to arrive as an Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get his bundle and unlock the free Ali-A Spray.
Fortnite’s top content creators such as Ninja and ChicaLive get their own skins in-game, and Ali-A is the next to receive an Icon Series set. Here’s how to get Ali-A’s bundle, as well as how to get a free Spray.
While Fortnite is known for its crossovers with film, TV, and other video games, they also collaborate with celebrities and content creators as part of the Icon Series. Some of Fortnite’s biggest streamers have arrived, with Ninja, LazarBeam, Loserfruit, and more all available as playable skins.
YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has been announced as the next Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get Ali-A in Fornite, as well as all of the associated cosmetics and free Spray.
- How to get Fortnite Ali-A skin
- When does Ali-A skin come to Fortnite?
- What’s included in Fortnite Ali-A bundle?
- How to get free Ali-A Spray in Fortnite
How to get Fortnite Ali-A skin
Fortnite’s Ali-A Icon Series skin arrives in Fortnite’s Item Shop where players can purchase it with V-Bucks, but it’s also available early through May 18’s Ali-A Cup.
The Ali-A Cup is a Zero Build Duos event where the top placing teams will get their hands on the Ali-A Outfit and Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling before it arrives in the Item Shop. Also, those who earn at least eight points will unlock the Ali-A Army Emoticon.
When does Ali-A bundle come to Fortnite?
Ali-A’s Icon Series Set will hit Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (May 20). But, players can also unlock the skin itself on May 18 through the Ali-A Cup.
Epic Games haven’t confirmed when the Ali-A bundle will leave the Item Shop, but we recommend picking it up as soon as you can before it’s rotated out.
What’s included in Fortnite Ali-A bundle?
Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle brings the content creator to the game as a skin, where he has a ton of different styles. The Ali-A Icon Series set also features a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.
Here’s everything included in Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle:
- Ali-A skin (Matroix, Ultra-Armor Matroix, Sapphire Paragon, Sapphire Paragon (Revealed), Titanium Tac, and Titanium Tac (Revealed) Styles)
- Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling (Ali-Tech Plasmawings alt Style)
- Ali-Tech Plasmawings Glider (built into the Outfit)
- Ali-Tech Staff Pickaxe
- The Blue A Wrap
- Lil’ Diplodoculus Emote
How to get free Ali-A Spray in Fortnite
Fortnite players can unlock the free Ali-A Spray by completing a challenge inside the Ali-A Experience island.
After the Quest goes live following the 20.40 update, players need to “Eliminate 15 opponents at the Ali-A Experience” and then they’ll unlock the Ali-A Was Here Spray. Players will have until May 29 to unlock it.
Here’s everything you need to do following Fortnite’s 20.40 update on May 17:
- Launch Fortnite
- Enter the Island Code: 5135-8778-2901
- Drop into the Ali-A Experience Island
- Pick up a weapon at the entrance and eliminate 15 opponents
For more Fortnite, there are even more ways to play on iPhone and iOS again, so you can check out how to play Fortnite on iPhone.
Image Credit: Epic Games
How to call in an Air Strike on a tank in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2
Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Week 8 Quest to call in an Air Strike on a tank.
One of the Fortnite Season 2, Week 8 Quests tasks you with calling in an Air Strike on a tank, but you’ll need to where to find one first and we’ll go over everything that you need to know.
A new set of challenges is available in Week 8, and one of them requires you to call in an Air Strike to destroy a tank. This guide will cover how you can find an Air Strike and use it to complete this Quest.
How to find an Air Strike in Fortnite
You can pick up an Air Strike as floor loot, or from Chests and Supply Drops around the island. However, it’s a Legendary item, so it may take a while before you’re actually able to find one in Fortnite.
You’ll just have to keep an eye out and hope that the Air Strike is nearby. We recommend visiting some of the best Fortnite landing spots on the map that are rich with high-tier loot to increase your chances of finding this item.
After you have acquired an Air Strike, you can find Fortnite tank locations in areas controlled by the Imagined Order. You should try heading over to Command Cavern as that location has two tanks close by.
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Here’s how you can call in an Air Strike on a tank:
- Head to a tank location on the Fortnite map
- Equip the Air Strike
- Aim at the tank
- Press fire
The Air Strike launches 20 missiles and takes place for a duration of eight seconds. The good news is that these tanks don’t need to have a driver in them, so you can just blow up an empty one without having to battle it.
Once you’ve successfully called in an Air Strike on a tank, this weekly challenge will be marked as complete and you’ll be rewarded with 20,000 XP for your efforts. That covers everything you need to know about completing this Quest.
For more Fortnite, take a look at our guide on how to check the Fortnite server status as well as Dr Disrespect’s thoughts on how Warzone 2 can compete with Fortnite.
Image credits: Epic Games
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