There were bound to be some technical hiccups following Fortnite: Battle Royale’s massive map update, but one issue discovered in the new junkyard area can be particularly dangerous for unaware players.
One of the several new areas recently added to Fortnite: Battle Royale‘s survival arena is a junkyard, aptly named Junk Junction. Located in the northwestern-most corner of the map, Junk Junction features a crane that was not designed with the proper collision detection, allowing players to simply walk through it. This permits players to hide inside the object’s geometry and ambush unsuspecting passersby.
Thanks to YouTuber Zejik, we can see the glitch in action below.
Admirably, lead level designer David Spalinski was quick to take responsibility for the issue, posting on the game’s subReddit “Sorry guys, this is my fault. I literally just forgot to add the collision before we locked 2.2 update I’ll make sure it gets fixed for the next update. Until then, be wary of cranewookies.”
The game is updated regularly, so players shouldn’t have to suffer the issue for more than a few days. Hopefully, other update issues get fixed with some expedience as well, such as the one we discovered in the compound northeast of the Flush Factory that leaves you stuck between two shipping containers.
When working properly, Fortnite: Battle Royale‘s map update is one of the best things to happen to the game so far. Along with numerous new points of interest, one of which being a small city, the update introduced an overall aesthetic change to the map, giving its different areas a bit more vibrance.
Source: Game Rant