Frankly, there’s already so much going on in Fortnite’s map that I’m amazed that anyone can focus long enough to build an intricate tower. Just in the past few nights of matches, I’ve fought off AI soldiers in a blimp, launched myself out of a v bucks generator cannon, driven a car that I later upgraded with huge tires, blown up a tank, and pursued a dozen quests that have nothing to do with the actual battle royale mode.
As far as battle royale is concerned, I think building can safely go, and Epic seems to agree. Fortnite dataminers recently discovered evidence suggesting Epic is actually planning to keep no-build around as a permanent mode.https://gfycat.com/ifr/determinedcloudyantipodesgreenparakeet
At the same time, I’m really happy that Fortnite as a whole has building, because it’s responsible for all the amazing custom game modes that live outside the main playlist. Last night, I took a break from BR and ended up in an open-world snowboarding game. After that, I checked out Fortnite’s shockingly good rendition of prop hunt.
I’m also glad that those who still want to play Fortnite with the full chaos of its building will still be able to. It’s a mechanic so integral to the game that excising it completely would immediately alienate players that have now spent a significant chunk of their childhoods mastering the art of building eight walls, editing a window into the corner, and shooting somebody through it. Respect. While you do that, I will be over here playing my version of Fortnite.