An exploit in Fortnite that allowed players to cheat by killing from underneath the map has been fixed ahead of the planned roll-out of a new city.
The cheat, known as the Fatal Fields glitch, let players slip below the map and kill others without retaliation.
Developer Epic Games asked cheaters to be dobbed in by other players and has said it will deal with them in due course.
Success! The underground map exploit has been fixed and all wormholes leading to the underworld have been removed. For players who were reported, we are looking at each case and our own analytics and we’ll take appropriate action. Get out there and have some fun in the sun!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 15, 2018
The fix comes ahead of the release of a map update that adds a new city to the Fortnite Battle Royale map, as well as new areas on the west side of the map in a bid to even the island out.