The Fortnite Summer Skirmish isn’t the time to start unexpectedly flying like it’s a Mary Poppins tea party.
The eSports field has become popular enough to debate making it an Olympics category, but there’s still one major problem to overcome – glitches and bugs. Take the Fortnite Summer Skirmish grand finals held at PAX West, where players suddenly started to fly.
As reported by Eurogamer, participants suddenly started floating across the map without warning, throwing ground-based strategies out the window. After initial speculation that the mystery cube’s anti-gravity field was misbehaving, Epic Games confirmed an incredibly-rare bug occurred during the match.
Anti-gravity fields were switched off for the rest of the tournament, and affected players were granted a make-up match to ensure the victory was above board. The final winner was Morgausse, who walked away with a $250,000 grand prize.
This isn’t the first time bugs have disrupted an eSports tournament. Take the World of Tanks 2016 grand finals, where a two-against-one player finale was disrupted after one participant got stuck on a cliff.
Now one question remains: what are the odds that Epic Games makes a tongue-in-cheek LTM over this? Or is that what the cube’s anti-gravity field is building towards?
Here’s all the Fortnite Weekly Challenges so far
- Follow the Treasure Map found in Risky Reels
- Search Floating Lightning Bolts
- Score a Basket on different hoops
- Search between an Oasis, Rock Archway and Dinosaurs
- Shoot a clay pigeon at different locations
- Follow the treasure map found in Flush Factory
- Jump through Flaming Hoops with a shopping cart or ATK
- Search between a Gas Station, Soccer Pitch, and Stunt Mountain
- Hit a golf ball from tee to green on different holes
- Follow the Treasure Map found in Snobby Shores
- Complete Timed Trials
- Search where the Stone Heads are looking
- Follow the treasure map found in Dusty Divot
- Search between three oversized seats
- Follow the map in Shifty Shafts
- Visit Stone Heads