A recently discovered bug in Fortnite‘s 3.3 update has caused Epic Games to remove its source, the Boogie Bomb, from the game. Players don’t need to worry, though, as it won’t be gone forever.
The glitch in question was allowing players to carry an unlimited number of weapons when players are typically restricted to five at a time. After it was discovered to be triggered by the odd Boogie Bomb, Epic Games tweeted their temporary solution was to pull the item. “Due to a bug with the Boogie Bomb, we’re going to be temporarily disabling it until we’re able to fix it,” reads the tweet, which you can see below. “We’ll update you once this issue is solved.”
Due to a bug with the Boogie Bomb, we’re going to be temporarily disabling it until we’re able to fix it. We’ll update you once this issue is solved. pic.twitter.com/bH2ZoQc9rd
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 16, 2018
The glitch was initially shared on the game’s subreddit, with user killadelph82 providing a video to show how to use the Boogie Bomb. Typically, the grenade’s blast causes players to dance uncontrollably, but self-inflicting a blow in the latest update caused a weapon inventory bug. According to the post, a player was able to throw a Boogie Bomb at their feet and then pick up more than five weapons, which is the standard maximum.
It’s unclear why the bomb was able to trigger such a useful glitch, but it seems the benefit is now a thing of the past. Interestingly, the 3.3 patch’s release was delayed a day due to a “last-minute issue,” which means the development team must have overlooked the grenade problem. The PC version also experienced crashes once 3.3 launched, but Epic has since fixed the issue.
Apart from glitches, a new way to experience Fortnite is currently being tested. Recently, select players were given access to a trial run of Fortnite on mobile devices. The test is only available for iOS users, and as previously stated, invitation only. However, Android users will get a chance to try out the mobile version of the free-for-all shooter, as Epic Games has said Android support will come in the next few months.
Fortnite is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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