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A Fortnite jump pad bug has popped up and allows players to cause terrible, terrible damage to the scenery around them with minimal effort. A specific interaction between the jump pad and a zipline effectively turns players into The Hulk, allowing them to smash through objects simply by walking through them.
/u/Zacki37 posted a video of the bug to the /r/FortniteBR subreddit, a community focused on the battle royale portion of the game. (Save the World players typically hang out over at /r/Fortnite, the original subreddit for the game prior to the launch of the battle royale game mode.) The video shows /u/Zacki37 hitting a jump pad, flying through the air for a bit, and landing. Things seem fine at first with the exception of a bugged animation—until he starts walking into objects. A fence is obliterated in a brilliant blue flash and things then descend into absolute chaos when he walks through a dense portion of a nearby building.
Unfortunately, activating the Fortnite jump pad bug is relatively simple. Players simply have to hit a jump pad and attempt to ride a zip line at the same time. It’s not the easiest bug to pull off, but /u/Zacki37 managed to pull it off on his second attempt while trying to capture it on video. The bugged zipline will remain floating above a player’s head to indicate that the bug has activated; you can then simply walk through any world objects and instantly destroy them.
Obviously, this Fortnite jump pad bug is bad news. The importance of natural and player-built cover and concealment is one of the things that makes Fortnite such a dynamic game. Let’s hope that Epic Games can get this fixed quickly.
[Header image credit: /u/Zacki37 on Reddit]