Epic didn’t know you could surf on Fortnite’s rockets until a player did it

Fortnite guided missile

We’ve known since the days of Quake that the rocket launcher is a versatile tool – it blows things up, and can be used as a means of transportation. If YouTube is anything to judge by, rocket-surfing in Fortnite is a remarkably popular way to get around, and it turns out Epic didn’t intentionally put it in the game.

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Epic’s Nick Chester mentioned this on Twitter Thursday. “We didn’t know you could ride on the rocket until someone did it last year,” he said.

The fact that it’s possible to do something like this the designers hadn’t planned on speaks to the robustness of Fortnite’s Unreal Engine physics and code. And Chester seems hopeful that players will discover more creative ways to repurpose the game’s weapons – specifically the new guided missile, which someone has already used to ride their way to a Victory Royale.

As Chester put it, “WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD HAPPEN NEXT.”

Thanks, VG24/7.