The Fortnite v14.30 update introduced a strange bug into the game that almost all players have now encountered. It’s difficult to even classify this as a bug, as it’s so quirky that Epic could have put it into the game on purpose.
We’re, of course, talking about the “dancing cars” glitch that seems to happen at least every other match. When you enter and exit a car, that car will – sometimes – begin to dance as if it was possessed. In fact, this could be an early Fortnitemares feature – we won’t know until the full update goes through.
Whether this is an intended feature or not, it’s making waves on Fortnite Twitter and Reddit. Clips of players dancing next to a jumping car are around every corner, these days, and competitive players are learning to adapt.
A dancing car is almost always an empty car since player-driven cars don’t react in this way. Because of this fact, players commonly ignore these cars in competitive lobbies.
During a recent stream, Clix and his squad encountered a plethora of dancing cars and decided to use them to their advantage. They sat in the three passenger’s seats and let the car jump while players rotated around them. Even if their opponents wanted to engage them, it would have been very difficult to hit their shots from any kind of distance.
This strategy didn’t work as well as it could’ve for Clix, Bizzle, and Illest, but that was because the dancing car forced them underwater – pushing them out of the car and into harm’s way. Without the water, they could sit there, safely, while all of their opponents used materials to rotate.
The trio stayed safe inside of their cars and saved all of their materials for the next zone. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen players use cars for free rotations, but the dancing effect on the cars makes them even safer. Not only are dancing cars a surefire sign that no one is inside, but the movement makes anyone hiding within them far more difficult to hit.
Again, we won’t know whether or not this is an intended feature until the full release of Fortnitemares. It seems like it could be in the game for the duration of the FNCS, though, so keep an eye out for this new strategy.