Fortnite vehicles are suddenly falling victim to recently dislodged crash pads, as Epic Battle Royale players destructively take advantage of the new highly volatile, bouncy blocks.
Players, vehicles, and even some projectiles hitting a crash pad will launch into the sky, but the pads also remove fall damage. That means you can jump on them with reckless drop (for our money, the best kind of drop) and, if you have enough crash pads in one place, produce downright stratospheric height and speed.
TheBestFiras posted a video on Reddit showing them placing twelve Crash Pads before driving a car into the stack. Despite how the physics should probably work, what happens is that the car launches into the air at 472mph and doesn’t slow down as it gets closer to the edge of the map. The car then hits the water so hard that the camera gets scared and confused, and in an understandable panic just jumps into first-person mode.
BXTwo2 did something similar with a trio. The three of them get on a bus and drive on some platforms before being thrown onto an island an incredible distance. While we’re not 100% sure this is reliable enough to make into a competitive strategy, it definitely provides some entertaining moments and we’d love to see it become part of the meta.
In other Fortnite news, the voting system that Epic has been using for The Block actually has a pretty major flaw that could be undermining democracy itself. That doesn’t stop Fortnite from appearing alongside many other great shooters on our list of the best battle royale games. But if you fancy something less run and gun, maybe you could try one of the best multiplayer games.