Fortnite bots are getting so out of hand they’re now opening chests through walls

This is confusing.

An assortment of characters from Fortnite group up and run together on the map with various transportation methods.
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Some bots make questionable decisions in Fortnite, while others have unfair advantages. That’s the case of a bot one player encountered, which was able to loot a chest completely out of its range.

When a player tried to open a chest in Parque Placenter, a naughty little bot stole their loot through the floor.

Typically, players have to stand near a chest to open it. But this shouldn’t be possible when they’re separated by walls, floors, or other obstacles.

This glitch isn’t game-breaking because the bot wasn’t actually able to get the items that popped out of the chest due to floor separation. That said, it’s still a confusing glitch that could easily play tricks on anyone.

The Nov. 19 Reddit thread stirred reaction from players, who found the glitch funny and unexpected. One revealed that opening a chest through a wall is possible when playing on mobile. But this hasn’t been verified.

Bots are a key part of the battle royale experience, filling up lobbies to their full capacity. There were countless bugs when they were first introduced to the game, but, thankfully they’re much less frequent now.

No bug involving bots has been spotted on Epic’s support Twitter or Trello board at the time of writing. Similar occurrences of the glitch haven’t been spotted on social media either.


Eva Martinello
Eva is a Staff Writer from Paris. Her part-time job is charging into walls with Reinhardt. She has been covering League of Legends esports and other titles for six years. She still believes in a Moscow Five comeback. She also fell into the MMO pit and covers FFXIV and Genshin.

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