When Epic first released Crash Pads into core Fortnite modes, most players assumed that they were only good for preventing fall damage and rotating quickly. They came into the game around the same time as Helicopters and were seen as a way to prevent certain death in the event that your chopper got shot down.
At the time, Crash Pads weren’t in competitive modes. When they finally came to Arena, pro players started experimenting with them. It wasn’t long before players realized that you could use Crash Pads to phase into an opponent’s box.
After a while, pros got even more creative with Crash Pads – using them to assassinate opponents who were stacked above them in tournaments and scrimmages.
Players are still discovering new ways to use Crash Pads almost eight months after they came into Fortnite. Popular pro player, Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod, is credited with finding the latest Crash Pad strategy.
A clip of Clix using his new strategy gained popularity after the second week of FNCS qualifiers – during the October DreamHack EU tournament. It worked perfectly and culminated in a one-pump with a perfectly-timed “Suprise mothaf***a” subscriber alert.
Clix was in-game, so he set this up pretty quickly. Let’s break down how to do it: first of all, you’re targeting the box diagonally beneath you. Start by building a box with a roof above the box of which you want to get inside. Next, build yourself into a full box with a ramp below you. From there, all you need to do is throw a Crash Pad on the ramp. Voila! You’re in their box.
Reddit user, u/lukassandvik, completed the strategy in Creative Mode at a slower pace, making it easier to follow along.
You’ll probably need to practice this strategy a few times before you’re comfortable using it in-game. In our experience, players box-up for longer periods of time in tournaments when compared to regular Arena matches, so you might not always have the time to set this up if you’re not in a…