Epic Games’ Fortnite: a bug makes it possible to take over enemy buildings

Video games have been exposed to code errors (also known as bugs) almost from the moment they were released in bulk. If developers manage to detect these bugs before someone else finds them, they can fix them and prevent users from gaining an undue advantage, although this doesn’t always happen that way.

According to recent reports, Fortnite, one of the most popular video games today, contains a bug that allows you to resume all the buildings in the game, which could be exploited by any player.

One of the most important elements in this video game, developed by Epic Games, is the use of own buildings and opponents. If a user wanted to enter an opponent’s box, they could avoid it with the game’s features.

However, a group of Danish gamers claim to have discovered a way to resume a building safely, which was posted on Twitter. What should users do to exploit the bug? Simple, they should only look north adopting a certain position.

The tweet quickly went viral, especially among members of the competitive gaming community in Fortnite, although most of the reactions were in a complaint, as players believe that this bug has been exploited for a long time. Noward, renowned Fortnite player, mentions: “I understand that many would not reveal a bug if I found it, I don’t blame the players. Everyone uses exploits/bugs; the difference is that they only report the strongest or most popular players.”  

A specialist in the topic ensures that players who exploit the bug gain a huge advantage, so Epic Games won’t delay in correcting it and terminating a new controversy between Fortnite users. The company seems unable to detect all potential bugs in its video game, so you only have to wait for gamers to decide to report future flaws, rather than gaining an advantage over other users.

A few days ago, Fortnite caught the attention of the cybersecurity community due to the detection of a phishing campaign targeting game enthusiasts. Through messages sent via WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, threat actors sent links promising rewards for Fortnite users to fill out an online questionnaire. In fact, the link directed victims to a site to extract personal data and IP addresses for malicious purposes.