The hot new craze in “Fortnite: Battle Royale” is trying to see how many rocket rides players can chain together, based on activity on the game’s Reddit page. Players of the uber-popular PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC multiplayer shooter have begun showcasing their skills in terms of riding rockets across the game’s entire map.

Rocket riding

Rocket riding has been a prominent feature of “Fortnite: Battle Royale” since the Halloween event last year when players discovered they could shoot a Pumpkin Rocket under the feet of a teammate to allow them to ride until the rocket exploded.

This became so popular that the developers at Epic Games decided to make this quirk permanent and extended it to regular rockets once the event was over.

The recent addition of Guided Rockets has taken the Rocket Riding game in “Fortnite: Battle Royale” up another level by allowing players to ride the rockets they fire themselves. This has allowed players to chain together multiple rocket rides by firing an additional rocket before the current one explodes, maneuvering it behind themselves, and then making a skillful leap.

The videos

This all started with a Twitter post Sunday evening from Grant Haynes (aka Fickle_Platypus) showing the concept of chaining together multiple rocket rides. This was used as inspiration by others in the “Fortnite: Battle Royale” community.

YouTube user FlexNinja showed off his rocket riding skills by chaining together 14 rockets to make his way from the top northwest corner of the "Fortnite" map at Junk Junction to just past Salty Springs. This is a little more than halfway across the map, but not quite the full length.

While FlexNinja’s video was impressive, streamer NoahJ456 took the crown with an incredible ride from Junk Junction to Moisty Mire using 22 rockets -- all while wearing an intense look of concentration upon his face. It is possible that he could have gone even further past the edge of the map but the storm circle had unfortunately shrunk by that time and started to eat away at his health.

Now the question is what other tricks will “Battle Royale” players come up with based on these videos showing how rocket riding is done? Will there be anything so crazy as to force Epic Games to nerf this somehow? Only time will tell. The studio has been relatively lenient when it comes to emergent gameplay. The real test will be if an enterprising player discovers a way to turn riding guided rockets into a competitive advantage.