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Fortnite Cheats & Cheat Codes for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and More

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Fortnite Cheats & Cheat Codes for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and More

Fortnite is a 2017 multiplayer title developed and published by Epic Games. Upon release, it became a runaway success amongst gamers, sparking a massive influx of copycat titles looking to capitalize on its popularity. It has a few different game mode versions with unique gameplay. Available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and mobile devices, you’re able to pick up and play Fortnite just about anywhere.

Fortnite Premise

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You’ll take part in plenty of chaos in Fortnite.

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The premise of Fortnite depends on which version of the game you’re playing. We’re going to take a look at the most popular iteration, Fortnite Battle Royale.

Fortnite Battle Royale is player-versus-player, where the aim is to be the last one standing out of a starting pool of 100. Each game starts with an airdrop, where you fall from a Battle Bus into the map. From there, you must scavenge weapons and supplies to make sure you’re ready for any fight that comes your way. You can’t just camp in one place, though. As the round goes on, a toxic storm engulfs anywhere on the map that isn’t a “Safe Area,” dictated by a small ring on the minimap. This shrinks with every passing minute, eventually bringing all remaining players together in a fight to the death.

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While taking part in all of this, you’re also able to utilize the game’s building feature to construct a variety of different structures. This can help give you a massive advantage over other players. For many, this massively increases the skill ceiling of the game, as it can take a lot of time to master. In 2022, Epic Games even added a Zero Build mode to Fortnite Battle Royale for those who don’t want to take part in the building gameplay.

Fortnite Main Characters

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While Fortnite doesn’t have much of a story, there’s enough for all players to enjoy.

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There will be many of you reading this who aren’t aware Fortnite even has a story. Most players associate the game with multiplayer madness and crazy skins, which don’t tend to mesh well with a compelling story. In a game where you can find Anakin Skywalker fighting Spider-Man, how do you even make room for a storyline?

The Epic Games approach has featured an overarching narrative told in chunks across the seasons, keeping players invested in the story, which has been playing for a long period of time. The Fortnite story uses its own set of characters, even if gamers don’t tend to actually use them in online play. The main characters in the Fornite story are:

  • Agent Jones: Agent Jones is the main protagonist of Fortnite Battle Royale. As a former member of the Imagined Order, Jones now serves The Seven, protecting The Zero Point at all costs.
  • Doctor Slone: Doctor Slone is the primary antagonist of Fortnite Battle Royale, operating as a member of the Imagined Order’s inner circle. Smart and cunning, Slone is a thorn in the side of Agent Jones.
  • Peely: Peely comes and goes throughout the Fortnite lore, serving as a great piece of comic relief. Epic Games often ‘kills’ Peely in a variety of different hilarious ways, but he always returns as his same banana self. In Chapter 3: Season 2, he even joined the Seven!

Fortnite Titles in the Series

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It’s still early days for Fortnite as a series.

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The title that most gamers typically know as Fortnite is Fortnite Battle Royale, a free-to-play battle royale title where up to 100 players duke it out either alone or in a team to be the last player standing. This title is by far the most popular, garnering more than 125 million players in the first year after its release. There have been many more drawn in ever since, with consistent updates keeping the game fresh and fun.

Fortnite: Save the World is a cooperative experience, where four players must work together on various missions. Epic Games has somewhat abandoned Save the World in comparison, due to the success of Fortnite Battle Royale. As a result, it’s not too popular among the players, either.

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Then, you have Fortnite Creative. Released over a year after the game was first launched, Fortnite Creative gives players the chance to make their own game modes such as platforming challenges and race courses. Once again, it’s not as popular as Fortnite Battle Royale, but it certainly has a dedicated community keeping it alive.

The success of Fortnite Battle Royale has been a cultural phenomenon. While Epic Games was a successful studio prior, due to the Unreal Engine and the Gears of War franchise, Fortnite has propelled the studio into the games industry stratosphere. Only a few versions of Fortnite exist right now but expect to see more from the franchise in the future.

Fortnite Cheat Codes

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Most cheating in Fortnite leads to a ban.

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We’re going to be straight with you. With Fortnite being primarily a multiplayer title, using any form of cheats online is going to net you a swift permanent ban from the game. Epic Games takes any form of cheating very seriously, and despite it not being a particularly competitive game, it can still ruin the fun for other players. While aimbot and wallhack cheats are definitely out there for Fortnite, we could never recommend you use them.

However, you’re allowed to cheat in Fortnite in one specific way. There are plenty of settings you can tweak in Fortnite Creative, working in the same way that most cheats do. Here’s the full list:

  • Time of Day: Change the time of day on your island
  • Camera Filter: Sets a camera filter on your island
  • Light Brightness: Sets the natural lighting intensity on your island
  • Light Color: Sets the color of natural lighting on your island
  • Fog Thickness: Sets the fog density on your island
  • Fog Color: Sets the color of fog on your island
  • Enable Fire: Determines whether weapons with fire damage can set buildings on fire
  • Starting Health: Sets how much health you have upon spawning
  • Max Health: Sets the maximum health you can reach mid-game
  • Allow Health Recharge: Sets whether health recharge is available
  • Health Recharge Delay: Sets the delay before health regenerates
  • Health Recharge Amount: Sets the health regenerated per second
  • Starting Shields: Sets how much shields you have upon spawning
  • Max Shields: Sets the maximum shields you can reach mid-game
  • Allow Shield Recharge: Sets whether shield recharge is available
  • Shield Recharge Delay: Sets the delay before shields regenerate
  • Shield Recharge Amount: Sets the shields regenerated per second
  • Allow Overshield: Determines whether you can use Overshield
  • Overshield Max: Sets the maximum Overshields you can reach mid-game
  • Overshield Recharge Delay: Sets the delay before Overshields regenerate
  • Overshield Recharge Rate: Sets the Overshields regenerated per second
  • Infinite Ammo: Determines whether you have infinite ammo
  • Infinite Resources: Determines whether you have infinite building materials
  • Maximum Building Resources: Sets the maximum of resources you can carry during a game
  • Harvest Style: Sets the values that are used for resource gathering (Creative, Battle Royale, or Save the World)
  • Harvest Multiplier: Sets the rate which you harvest resources during the game
  • Allow Aim Assist: Determines whether you can use gamepad aim assist
  • Allow Building: Determines what types of buildings you’re allowed to construct
  • Allowed To Edit: Determines who is allowed to edit player-build structures
  • Building Can Destroy Environment: Determines whether placing a player-built structure can destroy the environment
  • Environment Damage: Determines whether you can damage the environment
  • Structure Damage: Determines which structures players can damage based on who built them
  • Weapon Destruction: Changes the amount of damage your weapons do to the environment and buildings
  • Pickaxe Destruction: Changes the amount of damage your pickaxe does to the environment and buildings
  • PVP Pickaxe Damage: Determines whether you can deal damage to other players using the pickaxe
  • Pickaxe Range Multiplier: Changes the pickaxe’s attack range
  • Start With Pickaxe: Determines whether you start with a pickaxe
  • Down But Not Out: Determines whether you can be put into the Down But Not Out state after being damaged
  • Drop Reboot Card On Elimination: Determines whether you drop a Reboot Card when eliminated
  • Squad Multi Interaction: Determines how many players can interact with a teammate in Down But Not Out state
  • Eliminated Player’s Items: When you’re eliminated, determines what happens to your items
  • Allow Item Drop: Determines whether you can drop items from your inventory mid-game
  • Allow Item Pick Up: Determines whether you can pick up items mid-game
  • Auto Pick Up Pickups: Determines whether you automatically pick up items when in-game
  • Auto Pick Up Ammo: Determines whether you automatically pick up ammunition when in-game
  • Auto Pick Up Consumables: Determines whether you automatically pick up consumables when in-game
  • Auto Pick Up Traps: Determines whether you automatically pick up traps when in-game
  • Auto Pick Up Weapons: Determines whether you automatically pick up weapons when in-game
  • Auto Pick Up World Resources: Determines whether you automatically pick up world resources when in-game
  • Respawn Time: Determines the time you must wait after elimination before spawning back in-game
  • Spawn Immunity Time: Determines the period of invulnerability you get when you respawn
  • Fall Damage: Determines whether you’re affected by fall damage when playing
  • Gravity: Sets the level of gravity when in-game
  • Jump Fatigue: Determines whether continuous jumping applies a penalty to jump height
  • Allow Mantling: Determines whether you’re able to mantle when in-game
  • Mantling Minimum Height: Determines the lowest height you can mantle on a ledge
  • Mantling Minimum Height In Water: Determines the lowest height you can mantle from the water
  • Allow Hurdling: Determines whether you’re able to hurdle when in-game
  • Allow Sprinting: Determines whether you’re able to sprint when in-game
  • Sprinting Energy Cost Per Second: Determines how fast Sprinting Energy is drained when sprinting
  • Sprinting Jump Multiplier: Determines how much higher or farther you jump when sprinting
  • Sprinting Speed Multiplier: Determines how fast you move when sprinting
  • Allow Sliding: Determines whether you’re able to slide when in-game
  • Allow Slide Kick: Determines whether you’re able to slide kick when in-game
  • Allow Shoulder Bashing: Determines whether you’re able to shoulder bash when in-game
  • Glider Redeploy: Determines whether you can freely deploy your glider without the use of items
  • Player Flight: Determines whether you’re able to fly when in-game
  • Player Flight Sprint: Determines whether you can sprint while flying to increase movement speed.
  • Flight Speed: Determines how fast you move when flying
  • Allow Show Name Plates: Determines whether others can see player names and locations
  • Name Plate Max Distance: Determines how far you can see name plates from
  • Name Plate Line Of Sight: Determines whether nameplates are always showing, or if they’re blocked when you hide behind obstacles
  • Focus For Name Plates: Determines whether you have to be looking at another player to see their nameplate
  • Focus Angle: Determines the angle of view for nameplate focusing
  • Focus Time: Determines how long you must look at a player to see their nameplate
  • Health Granted On Elimination: Sets the amount of health you get when you eliminate another player
  • Wood Granted On Elimination: Sets the amount of wood you get when you eliminate another player
  • Stone Granted On Elimination: Sets the amount of stone you get when you eliminate another player
  • Metal Granted On Elimination: Sets the amount of metal you get when you eliminate another player
  • Gold Granted On Elimination: Sets the amount of gold you get when you eliminate another player
  • Self-Damage On Hit Amount: Sets the amount of damage you deal to yourself when you hit something else
  • Self-Damage Only On Non-Zero Damage: Determines whether you must inflict non-zero damage to something before taking self-damage
  • Self-Damage Target Filter: Determines which type of targets cause self-damage when hit
  • Self-Damage Weapon Filter: Determines which types of weapons can inflict self-damage
  • Allow Manual Respawning: Determines whether you can use the Respawn menu option during a game
  • Show Wood Resource Count: Determines whether your amount of wood carried is shown on your HUD
  • Show Stone Resource Count: Determines whether your amount of stone carried is shown on your HUD
  • Show Metal Resource Count: Determines whether your amount of metal carried is shown on your HUD
  • Show Gold Resource Count: Determines whether your amount of gold carried is shown on your HUD
  • Maximum Equipment Slots: Sets the maximum number of equipment slots you have access to when in a game
  • Maximum Tamed Wildlife: Determines the maximum number of animals you can tame when in a match
  • Maximum Hired Guards: Determines the maximum number of guards you can hire when in a match
  • Player Elimination Audio: Determines whether the audio effects of an eliminated player are played
  • Hide Back Bling: Determines whether your back bling is visible when in-game

As you can see, Fortnite Creative is remarkably customizable. Despite this, it’s understandable why gamers aren’t able to change these settings in online games on Battle Royale or Save The World.

Fortnite Cheat Code FAQs

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These are the most asked questions about Fortnite cheats.

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Is Selling Fortnite Cheats Illegal?

While using Fortnite cheats online isn’t illegal, actually going as far as to sell the cheats is. Selling these cheats violates the Fortnite end-user license agreement (EULA), as well as their terms of service. The main issue though is that selling cheats infringes on Fortnite‘s copyright, and Epic Games has taken cheaters to court over it in the past.

With billions of dollars at Epic Games’ disposal if needs be, we think the smart play is to simply not sell Fortnite cheats. It’s a legal battle they’ve won before.

How Long Are Fortnite Bans?

Fortnite bans are as long as Epic Games wants them to be. It depends entirely on the offense. However, if you’re caught cheating in Fortnite, expect to have a permanent ban slapped down on your account. They don’t go easy on cheaters.

How Do I Get Free V-Bucks in Fortnite?

There are cheats out there to get free V-Bucks in Fortnite, but using these is a bannable offense. Occasionally, Epic Games does free giveaways of V-Bucks codes that you can then enter in-game. Some of these also give out emotes and cosmetics instead. Your best bet is to keep an eye on the Epic Games and Fortnite social channels, to see if any of these codes are released.

Be wary of anyone claiming to be giving out free V-Bucks online, as a lot of these are scams looking to take your account away.

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