Right now, everyone in Fortnite is learning how to use the jetpack the hard way. Turns out, you can't just fly forever. Eventually, the jetpack overheats and you will fall to your doom.
Many Fortnite players are excitedly sharing their first experiences with the new gear, and while some players are able to pull off some cool moves, other people are just straight-up dying due to fall damage:
A great way to start with my first jetpack! ????#SupportSmallerStreams @TwitchSharing @TwitchShare @TwitchSharer @TwitchOnline @ShoutGamers @Twitch_RT @SGH_RTs @FEAR_RTs @TTurtles_RTs @TwitchNetworkHQ pic.twitter.com/pjx1ZZ7lIB
— eMBee (@eMBeeFortnite) May 22, 2018
JETPACK! I GOT ONE! and died lol #fortnitejetpack
It's super fun! Use it with a crystal and you can get really high haha.
It is loud so everyone is going to hear you.
Took me 1 hour of opening chests and leaving lobbies to find this haha. pic.twitter.com/mzYZcSJ2FP
— Taylor Sias ???? (@MeloDox) May 22, 2018
— NSG-Gaming&Music (@NinjaStar2084) May 22, 2018
Just got 7 kills in about 1 minute in tilted, found a jetpack...... chucked that bad boy on.... flew up 20 foot in the air, then died from fall damage ???????????????????????????? fml.
— MeTh0dz (@FutTradeMeTh0dz) May 22, 2018
Got my first jetpack from a kid who went too high and fell to his death
— Charlie (@Swimmy_Is_God) May 22, 2018
Now you know: if you find the jetpack in Fortnite, be careful. Time your boosts so you can land safely on the ground. Don't get greedy with how high you go. And if you do die? Don't feel bad. It's happening to everyone.
The best part is that it seems like Epic anticipated this. Over on Reddit, one player shared their untimely jetpack death, and an Epic representative simply replied, "It begins... :)"