With so much excitement surrounding them, cars were one of the most anticipated changes that Epic made to Fortnite since we exited the Black Hole back in October. Surprisingly, they lived up to the hype and then some. Cars injected some lighthearted fun back into Fortnite – something that’s been sorely missing for the past couple of seasons.
Cars aren’t perfect. There are some bugs with them, but that doesn’t take away from how fun they are to drive. Epic have made a clean vehicle mechanic – something that a lot of other BRs have struggled with. Even when cars eliminate you on their own, they make for some fun clips.
As is the case with any addition to Fortnite, there were some unintended concequences to when cars came to the game. It was only a matter of time before the community noticed them and posted them to social media.
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Popular Fortnite streamer and YouTuber, Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan, showcased one of these unintended consequences in a recent video. The trick is simple: place a Crash Pad on the hood of a car, stand on the car, and walk onto the Crash Pad. Doing this gives you double or even triple the height of a normal Crash Pad.
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This is an exploit that trickshotters will undoubtedly use to their advantage. What’s more, we could even see this being used in competitive Fortnite.
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Sure, cars are disabled in competitive modes, but they’re still there with boots on their tires. We haven’t tested this method in Arena, but we don’t see why it wouldn’t work there, too. You should be able to complete the same process as Sypher did with an immobile car in comp.
This is far from a game-breaking exploit and, thus, will likely be in the game until cars or Crash Pads hit the vault – likely the latter before…