Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 hasn’t had the best of times lately. It’s been plagued with bugs, the latter of which has seen players launch staggeringly far above the map before plummeting to their untimely deaths.
It’s thanks to hurdling, which requires players to carefully jump over fences and other low objects. The movement was already disabled in December thanks to a bug that returned earlier this week. Unfortunately it is still not resolved videos are starting to pop up (opens in new tab) on Reddit shows that the game is launching players a little further than intended.
Only how far you get flung into orbit seems to vary, with some getting a nice top view of the entire map, while some only getting teleported a short distance. Others are hurled high enough to die, but not high enough to seem to have any time to react appropriately. It’s kind of funny to look at in hindsight, but maybe not so pleasant for people who are actually trying to play the game normally.
It’s frustrating to see it still hasn’t been fixed, despite being shut down for about a month, and has resulted in Epic having to switch again. “Due to issues, we’ve temporarily disabled Hurdling,” the Fortnite Status Twitter account stated. “Players will still be able to climb over bigger obstacles. Fixes are coming soon and we’ll provide an update when the issues are resolved.”
In addition to frustrations surrounding the move that are still unresolved, hurdling in general seems to be a pretty unpopular addition among Fortnite players. “I’d rather they keep it off until they add an option to disable it, or at least hold another button to activate it,” says one Reddit user. Posted (opens in new tab). “There are a lot of actions that can’t be done while sprinting, like reloading, making that a potential hold-to-hurdle button. But even then I’d rather just jump over it 99% of the time.”
The answers seemed to agree, with one calling it “a completely pointless addition that actively aggravated movements,” and another saying, “I’ve run up to something a few times, tried to open it and jumped over the rail instead. “
Due to problems we have temporarily disabled Hurdling. Players are still able to Cloak over larger obstacles. Solutions are coming soon and we will provide an update when the issues are resolved. pic.twitter.com/Mkx7ErZ00nJanuary 13, 2023
So maybe a lack of hurdle is a good thing in the meantime. No one seems particularly sad about the second takedown. Instead, most of the frustration pointed to what feels like a rushed season launch. Epic has taken the game offline for unscheduled maintenance (opens in new tab) earlier in the week in an effort to plug an ever-increasing number of bugs into the game. From a game-breaking bug with the popular Shockwave Hammer weapon to widespread login issues, it’s been one of Fortnite’s rockiest season launches yet.