A Fortnite Battle Royale player has discovered a game breaking glitch that appears to give players on PlayStation 4 (and presumably PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile) the ability to become totally invisible using a Sneaky Snowman bug.
It’s been a big week for Fortnite – the v7.30 patch that was released on Tuesday, January 5, might have vaulted a number of fan favorite weapons but it was a huge step forward in terms of gameplay and performance.
The Week 9, Season 7 challenges were some of the best that we’ve seen in quite some time, the Snowfall skin was officially revealed along with an interesting progression system and the highly anticipated Marshmello event is due to kick off on February 2!
However, penguinzomby – a YouTuber that specializes in finding innovative hiding spots and tactics within Fortnite – has discovered one bug that Epic Games will surely be keen to fix as soon as possible, because it allows you to become invisible!
“MASSIVE brand new bug in Fortnite right now,” penguinzomby said after contacting Dexerto with information on the glitch. “I reported it to Epic, it needs to be fixed. You can go under the map just by jumping. It’s pretty broken.”[ad name=”article3″]
In the video, penguinzomby can be seen hunting for hiding spots as he often does before hitting what appears to be an invisible wall and jumping under the map.
The cause appears to be directly related to the Sneaky Snowman items that were added to the game in the v7.20 Content Update on January 22.
The YouTuber continues to show that the bug is present in a number of different locations and can be abused during live public matches, not just Playground or Creative.
We would advise all players to avoid abusing this glitch. If you use it to gain an unfair advantage intentionally, you could receive a punishment from Epic Games.
As penguinzomby has contacted the game’s developers with information about the exploit, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a hot fix released in the near future.
In the meantime, you can keep up with all the latest Fortnite news by following @Dexerto on Twitter.