Fortnite's newest vehicle is inadvertently letting players push the game's physics further than they have ever been able to before.
As if Fortnite wasn't hammering PUBG into the ground like a proverbial tent peg enough, a few months ago, the former added one of the last things its rival still had over it: vehicles. It started with shopping carts which, let's be honest, didn't really count. Then came Fortnite's first proper mode of transport, the ATK. A fancy name for a golf kart, truth be told.
Now Fortnite has upped its stakes in the vehicle game yet again. This week's update brought the Quadcrasher along with it. A souped-up quad bike that has a lethal steel nose on the front and what is effectively a jet engine on the back. Unlike the ATK's boost which is powered by drifting akin to Mario Kart, the Quadcrasher's boost is charged by merely driving it.
That has led to some pretty interesting occurrences in the Quadcrasher's first couple of days on Fortnite Island, as highlighted by PC Gamer. Players have been taking to the air with the vehicle, provided they have racked up enough charge on the boost. To make it even worse, or better depending on your stance, the new update also allows players to turn the gravity way down in Playground mode. That effectively makes the Quadcrasher a teeny tint jet plane, as you can see below.
Unlike the ATK, the Quadcrasher is not simply a means of getting from A to B. The aforementioned steel nose also makes it a weapon in itself. Drive it directly at a rival player's structure with enough force and you'll sail through it like a hot knife through butter. The best way we have seen it used as a weapon so far is below. A player showing off some tricks with the vehicle kills a rival who was hidden as they had consumed a shadow stone. As you can see, the perpetrator didn't even know anyone was there.
As you can see from the above and other clips online, players are abusing the physics of Fortnite's Quadcrasher. As fun as that is, it means that the game's developers Epic will probably disable Quadcrashers so they can fix the bugs. The vehicle might even be disabled by the time you read this. If not though, fire up Fortnite and have your fun while you still can.