Hilarious Fortnite bug shrinks some players who use the leprechaun skin



Fortnite has been packing more cosmetics in as they've rapidly increased in popularity these past few months, and that means more potential for bugs.

As vigilant as Epic Games has been and as quick as they are about hotfixing things some exploits slip through the cracks, including this amazingly old school bug that one team member thought was intentional at first.

Found by way of popular streamer Ninja, it seems like some players who use the leprechaun skin have a shrunken character model, giving them a tiny (ha) bit of an advantage. This bug caught Ninja off guard live on stream, and even though he was able to swiftly dispatch them, it was still a pretty amazing and puzzling sight to behold.

Epic's Nick Chester caught wind of the bug, and had to do a double-take -- thinking it was intentional at first -- before reporting it as a bug. Was it though? Or was it a loving homage to Oddjob that snuck in at the last second before deployment by a cheeky developer? Either way it's hilarious.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Fortnite   (346)   From our database:

  • Heads up for Fortnite's new Air Strike weapon, now available in latest update - Chris Moyse
  • Fortnite's John Wick crossover adds Halle Berry to the game - Peter Glagowski
  • Prepare for some fun in the sun with Fortnite's summer event - Chris Moyse
  • Former Epic director says he wanted to cancel Fortnite when it was in its Save the World form - Chris Carter
  • Take-Two CEO doesn't believe Fortnite has affected the industry - Peter Glagowski
  • There's a storm brewing in Fortnite update 9.20 - Chris Moyse
  • Overwatch League commissioner leaving Blizzard for Epic Games' Fortnite division - Chris Moyse
  • New Fortnite-themed purple Xbox One surfaces online - Chris Moyse
  • New Fortnite update lets you wreck your world in pre-fab fashion - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Epic Games #Fortnite #Offbeat #PC #PS4 #shooters #video #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!