Fortnite Accidentally Adds Indestructible Loot Sharks
We're going to need a bigger boat because Fortnite has just added indestructible Loot Sharks to the battle royale favourite. While Loot Sharks can be a great way to grab some rare weapons, they're usually more hassle than they're worth. Now, more than ever!
If we've learned anything from Resident Evil 4, it's that being stalked by a watery menace can be a terrifying experience. Much like when the humungous Del Lago hunted us down, the moment you hear the Fortnite Loot Shark's tense music will trigger some serious PTSD. The difference is, you could kill the Del Lago.
Why Are There Indestructible Sharks In Fortnite?
Posting on Reddit, u/highheights showed off a short clip where the Loot Shark has become an unstoppable menace. In the video, a purple-glowing Loot Shark leaps from the water and attacks a squad. They dive out of the way and try to unleash a barrage of bullets on this finned foe, but the shark is too quick.
Giving us a glitch that's reminiscent of when cars used to barrel roll down the road, the shark takes to the skies and zooms off like a rocket. If this had been last season when there were tornadoes, we'd excuse it as being a Sharknado, but flying sharks have no place here.
No one is quite sure what caused the flying shark, but so far, it seems to be a one-off. If it's not an isolated incident, expect the Fortnite Reddit to be filled with similar instances. In reality, it's probably related to the fact Loot Sharks are able to rise from the watery depths. As well as being able to abduct them with saucers and throw them at enemies, someone proved in Chapter 3 Season 1 that it was possible to ride a Loot Shark into a tornado and take flight.
Is Fortnite About To Vault Loot Sharks?
Since their introduction in Aquaman-themed Chapter 2 Season 3, Loot Sharks have become as much a part of the game as Floppers. Although they have been vaulted and unvaulted several times, they remain a popular addition to the animal AI. When you can catch them, they're actually easier to kill than those pesky Loot Crows.
In another post, one gamer asked if Epic has vaulted Loot Sharks. As you can see, they definitely haven't been vaulted. That being said, others have claimed they're appearing less frequently. With Klombo poised to return from hibernation, it could be that the lumbering dino is about to replace Loot Sharks on a more regular basis. There are only so many prehistoric monsters you can have on the map.