New Fortnite cheat makes players IMPOSSIBLE to kill and totally invisible – but could get you banned
FORTNITE fans are fuming after cheeky gamers uncovered a way to makes themselves invincible in the hugely popular game.
The cheat dubbed “God mode” by those who use it also makes you invisible to other players, gifting players an easy way to thrash their opponents.
I JUST WON THE GAME IN FORTNITE WHILE BEING INVISIBLE AND INVINCIBLE pic.twitter.com/DDBwFxAxlB
— andrew (@andrewbuteraa) July 1, 2020
Players took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the exploit, which like other cheats is banned by Fortnite-maker Epic Games.
“Aight I get into a fortnite game to get second place to a person using an invincible glitch…” one peeved gamer wrote.
Available in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, the glitch was explained in a video uploaded to YouTube last week by gamer OrangeGuy.
He said the exploit involves the use of whirlpools, objects in the new season’s watery “Fortilla” area that can rocket players into the sky.
A new Fortnite cheat makes it very easy to get a Victory Royale[/caption]
To activate the cheat, players must perform a series of actions involving the whirlpool, a teleporter a boat and more.
As demonstrated in the video, once activated, the cheat means other players cannot see you.
They also cannot damage you with any weapon, rendering you impossible to eliminate.
The storm, however, can kill you, so you’re not truly invincible.
US gaming giant Epic Games has yet to address the cheat. The Sun has reached out to the company for comment.
Fortnite-maker Epic Games has a zero-tolerance policy on cheating, and bans players found bending the game’s rules to win matches.
Obviously, you should not use the glitch in Arena mode as it could get your account shut down.
If you want to try it at all, give the glitch a go in offline mode where you’re safe from Epic’s ban hammer.
What is Fortnite, anyway?
FORTNITE is an online video game played by up to 250 million people across the world.
In it, 100 players compete on their own or with a small group of pals to grab weapons, gather resources and build defences, before fighting it out to be the last man (or team) standing.
Matches take about 20 minutes, and you can drop into a new game within seconds of your previous one finishing.
It’s bright, it’s cartoony and it’s fiendishly compelling.
Skill is rewarded but luck also plays a huge role, meaning no two games are ever the same and everyone feels like they have a chance of winning.
Fortnite has also made its developer billions.
In Europe it’s rated 12+, meaning it’s suitable for those aged 12 and up.
The battle royale mode is free to play, but there is also a story-driven single player and co-op mode called Save The World that players have to pay for.
Pop culture crossover events are very common because of the game’s huge audience.
These involve players being able to buy themed outfits for the movie, TV show or brand, as well as getting some themed activities in-game to do too.
These might be new places to explore, new challenges to complete to win themed accessories, or new game modes that are loosely related to the theme of whatever is being crossed over with.
“We have a zero tolerance policy for the usage of cheat software,” Epic Games explains.
“When people use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly.”
Last year, Epic permanently banned teen Fortnite star Faze Jarvis for life after he recorded himself cheating in the game.
Jarvis, 17,sobbed on camera after he was caught using notorious “aimbot” software which shoots and kills rival players automatically.
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