LEGO Fortnite players are having some difficulties with their structures and flying vehicles crashing and burning after all the hard work they put into them — and they caught it all on video for all of Reddit to see.
A few players took to the LEGO Fortnite subreddit over the weekend to post videos capturing the moments their crafts headed towards disaster. To wit, u/OkaNitsuki shared a clip of themself jumping out of their plane because it was falling apart just as they were flying over the island.
Meanwhile, u/Elibenz936 had their rocket car explode while driving it on a long metal platform floating above the ground. “Was working pretty good for a while… and then pop,” they said in response to another Redditor who said the video hurt their heart. “Alas, this is the life of dynamic travel methods it seems lol if it hasn’t broken yet it will at some point.”
Another Redditor, u/Cafenn94, literally brought the house down when they supposedly tried axing the stairwell for parts only to have the ceiling and everything else crash down on their avatar.
While it’s easy to blame the game itself for the problems the players faced, some chalked their in-game disasters to poor planning on their part. When asked why they jumped out of their plane, OkaNitsuki said, “At that point of the build I was quite mad that the previous phases were similarly catastrophic, this one was working so flawlessly that when i saw the steering device die, I thought in my head ‘Yeah it’s about time I face the very same fate as this atrocity of a vehicle.’”
Elibenz936 suggested that the devs “Maybe make dynamic / toy objects be indestructible unless attacked by the player or an enemy. Hope they improve this in the future.”
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