Fortnite is constantly trying to make the game as realistic as possible. Animators will be trying to make changes with every new update in order to prevent even the slightest problems with animations.
Ghost peeking was something that was complained about in the past and was considered a bit of an unfair loophole for players. It essentially means that there is a location on a staircase that allows players to cover their entire body while also being able to shoot over the ramp so that the player is at absolutely no risk while shooting. Nick Donaldson, who is a designer for Epic games, addressed the problem in a recent post. He stated that the problem arises because animators are trying to let players correctly place their feet on the stairs, causing the bug in the game.
Epic Games has tried to fix this issue multiple times before and it has never really ended well. Looking back at Season 3, the fix for the problem was reverted pretty quickly since players almost immediately pointed out that the fix resulted in gunshots going through the wall even when it shouldn’t.
In a recent update, the problem was finally fixed so that players are now in their proper positions. So, if you are shooting another player, your target can see you before the shots are fired, making it a fairer game.
This bug fix means that players won’t have to deal with sudden death coming from an opponent that they could not even see because they were hiding behind a ramp or any other form of cover that is available. This makes it easier to protect yourself and makes shooting while you are positioned on a stair a little riskier than it was before. This will protect players from unseen opponents but they will still have to protect themselves from the sniper rifle that was also added recently that can shoot through walls. This weapon came along with the same update which is Fortnite’s way of keeping the risk level the same while also solving bug problems.