Two new glitches have popped up in Fortnite – one is making players invisible

Two new glitches have popped up in Fortnite – one is making players invisible, and the other permits the players to break the sky boundary, escaping not only enemy fire but damage from the circle, too.

As demonstrated by livestreamer LazarBeam (thanks, Slashgear), players that hide in a cardboard box and crouch whilst aiming the harpoon gun will remain invisible to opposing players.

Interestingly you can’t use any other firearm – they’ll be visible even if you’re not – and canny players have already learned to be cautious of open cardboard boxes.

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But wait – there’s more! As Tom reported a little while back, for the first time in a year, Fortnite recently adding a new aerial vehicle. This time around, it’s helicopters – which are squad sized and come without any weaponry attached – though passengers can hang from the side and fire.

It’s this new vehicle that’s at the heart of another exploit. Further on in the same video, LazarBeam also shows how a grapple gun and a helicopter can help you avoid all v buck generator – yes, all – damage from opposing players, as well as that from the circle. With a pal at your side to guide the ‘copter, you can use the grapple gun to glitch the Choppa through the boundary usually in place, lifting you high above the world – and circle – below, essentially guaranteeing a win.

It’s unclear when the exploits will be patched, as at the time of writing, neither issue has been identified on Epic’s public Trello board.

Fortnite helicopter locations

Fortnite update 12.20 is here, and its flagship feature encourages us to get to the chopper, Terminator-style. Along with myriad bug fixes, map changes, and a new spy-themed progression system involving the rival Ghost and Shadow factions, we now have a new airborne vehicle to help us escape the storm in style. Ode to Joy as the soundtrack is optional.

But before you can make your an escape with a chopper, you need to know where to pick one up, first. So here are all the Fortnite helicopter locations so you can plan your jump from the Battle Bus accordingly. 

Fortnite helicopter locations

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Most of the helipads can be found in the newer named areas, like The Rig, The Yacht, The Shark, The Agency, v buck generator and other places beginning with ‘The’. However, there are a few more, as you can see on the map above. RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…

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When you find a helicopter, remember that it can take a full squad; there’s no need to leave a player behind. Rumours and leaks suggested it would be a single-player vehicle only, but this turned out to not be the case. 

Anyway, here are all the Fortnite helicopter locations:

  • East of Craggy Cliffs: At the Fortnite Shadow safe house on the hill.
  • Pleasant Park: Underneath where the football pitch used to be, to the south.
  • The Agency: On the south side.
  • The Grotto: In the centre of the area.
  • North of Misty Meadows: Near the safe house on the larger island.
  • Weather Station: On the western side near the Mount Kay peak.
  • The Rig: On the east side of the this newly-changed spot.
  • East of Frenzy Farm: Head over the river from the farm, near the public toilet entrance to another safe house.
  • North of Holly Hedges: Between this area and Sweaty Sands.
  • The Yacht: On the west side of this floating landmark.
  • The Shark: The helipad is to the north-west.

ongoing fight between Shadow and Ghost factions in Fortnite Chapter 2

This week we saw that the ongoing fight between Shadow and Ghost factions in Fortnite Chapter 2, season 2 is actually going to have some in-game repercussions. After two weeks of Brutus quests, players got to pick which loyalty quest to do for the battle pass character, Shadow or Ghost.

Here’s what Fortnite’s own poll for Brutus looked like a few days ago:

And yet that isn’t what happened. More players ended up picking Shadow instead. How do we know? Well, the permanent effect on the Fortnite map is that The Grotto has been “won” for Shadow. When you go there, there’s now a giant skull carved into the side of it, there are Shadow logos and Henchmen inside, and Shadow Brutus appears in there as a boss. With five locations it seems possible that by the end of the season, all five will go to one Shadow or Ghost character or another.

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What I can foresee happening here is a clean sweep of Shadow taking over everything and winning all of these head-to-head matches.

Why? Quite simply, the Shadow skins are better. The only one out of Brutus, TNTina, Skye, Meowscles and Midas that wasn’t better was probably Brutus (I loved the Stormtrooper ghost look). And despite a poll saying that most Fortnite players agreed with that assessment and would choose Ghost, that didn’t happen, and Shadow won.

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So, if Brutus went to Shadow, I have more than a significant hunch that all the other ones are going to as well because the black color scheme for the skins is just better. So I would expect a whole lot of skulls and whole lot of Shadow Henchmen and bosses in the future.

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I am curious what this means for The Agency, which is already marked as the headquarters for Ghost. In theory, that could be the last takeover point, and if Midas goes Shadow, he could take over that HQ and give it a Shadow-themed makeover, replacing all the flags, emblems and statues.

What this means for the larger “story” of Fortnite v bucks generator is anyone’s guess. We could be in for a situation where the end of the season plays out differently if Shadow wins or if Ghost wins. If Shadow really is the “bad guy org” they could say, blow something up. If Ghost are the good guys and stop them, perhaps they build some new landmark instead.