In Fortnite, every time I place a marker on the map before dropping, the bus will honk. For some reason, every time I jump when it honks, I will have an almost perfect drop. This happening many times over again has led me to believe that epic made something to calculate when you should drop and made the bus honking signify when you should drop. I don't know about any proof, so I'm asking the community here if they can show proof.

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    There are a large number of posts talking about the bus honking when the bus reaches the closest distance to your pin, but there is no official documentation from Epic that 'proves' it- what evidence do you need?
    – Nick S
    Jul 24, 2018 at 18:23
  • @NickS the only kind of evidence I really wanted was a few people just like me that have experienced the bus's honk at a certain time that benefits you. Thank you. I didn't know that there were.
    – Plasmic
    Jul 24, 2018 at 18:26
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    @NickS if there are a large amount of posts confirming this, it might be handy to have an answer consolidating them. Also there might be someone out there that has done or is willing to do some experimentation. Congratz TBNR Blur, this is a pretty good first question
    – Malco
    Jul 24, 2018 at 18:55

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This is a very complicated question that doesn't have a nice, clean answer. I will post all the information I can find about this phenomenom here, and I encourage you to do the same.

Note: While there is only one link that specifically mentions this happening in OP's ask, many more comments on the other threads linked mention similar experiences. This isn't as simple as just adding Support vs Opposing

Evidence FOR the phenomenon:

Evidence AGAINST the phenomenon:

Evidence that doesn't support or deny phenomenon:


Overall, there isn't enough evidence to conclusively prove (or deny) that the phenomenon exists. This requires in-game testing, and I will help contribute by downloading the game at some point- unless someone else beats me to it. I am making this answer a wiki so that other users may add their insights and experiences.

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    After seeing this, all I can come up with is think however you like about the honking bus. There's so much both ways that it's hard to come up to one side. I still believe that it doesn't honk randomly, though.
    – Plasmic
    Jul 24, 2018 at 20:25

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