Whirlpools in Fortnite have been facing their fair share of issues in the game since their introduction in Chapter 2, Season 3. First, they were disappearing, then inexplicably they have been granting players god mode forcing Epic Games to disable them once again.
Useful for their transportation ability, they gave players a way to traverse the flooded island and cover long distances with their glider, not unlike the balloons in Apex Legends. Last week, Whirlpools were disappearing for no reason at all, and now they have been glitching the game in inundating players with god mode. God mode gives players immunity to all enemy and storm damage, essentially securing them a free win for the match. This has led to force the devs hands in temporarily removing the feature while a fix is being developed.
Fortnite Whirlpools Grant Players God Mode - Devs Working on Fix
In a statement on July 9, Epic Games conferred “Due to an issue, we’re temporarily disabling Whirlpools in all playlists,” and that there will be an update provided once they return. While currently unclear on how this glitch occurs, some insight could be found from YouTuber LazarBeam, as he showcased them on his channel without going into specifics on how the exploits were achieved.
LazarBeam thankfully did not explain how he recreated these exploits, to avoid other players from abusing it incessantly. Unfortunately, It’s not the only god mode glitch that has forced Epic to take charge in Fortnite Season 3. Secret Passages alone were enough to get the god mode exploit, which forced Epic to also disable the portaloos for a day.
In the meantime, hang tight and temporarily give up on any of the "Use a Whirlpool" daily challenges until a fix is issued by Epic Games.