Ziplines have been vaulted in Fortnite, making them no longer available on the map. The popular form of travel in the game can no longer be used due to exploits that were discovered. It was announced via the Fortnite Status Twitter page that ziplines were temporarily disabled.
Due to an issue, Ziplines have been temporarily disabled. We plan to re-enable them in our next update.
Please note that the "Use a Zipline in different matches" Challenge will be auto-completed shortly.
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) January 20, 2020
Multiple exploits found to give players an advantage
Perhaps the most significant glitch was the ability to fly up from the ground when standing directly under a zipline. This could be done by looking up at the sky and choosing ‘interact’. This allowed players to quickly get out of combat or use the zipline to travel in any direction. Additionally, an exploit was found where players could use a zipline as an alternative to pulling out a glider when jumping out of the Battle Bus. As such, this would allow players to hit the ground quicker.
This was due to the ability to connect to the ziplines by looking downwards whilst flying above them. A third glitch meant that structures could be destroyed as a result of a zipline. This glitch would occur when connecting to a zipline, whilst standing in water, causing explosions beneath a player’s feet.
Although it is unknown when they will return, a card regarding the issue has been made on the Fortnite Trello board. The issue has been marked as ‘important’ and that it will be ‘fixed in the next release.’
Fortnite fans will also be pleased to discover that the current ‘use a zipline in different matches’ challenge will be complete. Therefore, players will still receive their XP reward.
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