There are – and always have been – a plethora of ways to gain an advantage over an opponent in Fortnite. There are exploits that allow you to phase through structures, steal walls, and make it so an uninformed opponent has no chance of defending themselves.
Most of these require a high level of skill to master. The ramp-phase trick is one that most players know about, but there are other wall-phasing exploits that only pro players use in their games.
Recently, players began to notice an exploit that allows you to take cones and floors 100% of the time. You don’t have to build three structures to push yourself through a building piece. All you have to do is stand on the southern end of the structure, looking to the north. It sounds crazy, but it’s that simple.
Several Fortnite players have showcased this exploit, including DuckyTheGamer – one of the most popular mobile Fortnite players on Twitch. In this clip, you’ll see him testing the exploit and succeeding 100% of the time when standing on the southern side.
We tested this in the Battle Lab on Xbox and weren’t as consistent with our cone-stealing. There’s a chance that this was a PC and mobile problem, as Epic released a maintenance patch on those platforms, today.
To be fair, though, we probably don’t have the best timing with this. It seems like players who have optimal timing can steal these building pieces 100% of the time.
Other Fortnite players tested this on walls, and it doesn’t seem to apply. That’s the good news, at least. The bad news is that if a player has great timing, they’ll be able to steal your ceiling from you every time. Hopefully, Epic address this issue soon, if the recent maintenance patch wasn’t aimed at this exploit.