Epic Games has announced incoming changes to Fortnite Battle Royale’s Glider Re-deploy system.
Introduced with the V6.20 update on October 24, the Glider Re-deploy mechanic in Fortnite has been a hot topic of discussion within the community.
After receiving feedback and collecting data, Epic has announced changes to the system in a developer update on October 31.
For those wishing that the feature should be removed from the game altogether, this update won’t be good news. But for everyone hoping that Epic is listening to feedback, the announced changes are very much welcomed.
“As this feature remains available, we’ll begin making quality of life changes to its functionality. First of which will be prioritizing Glider audio over weapon audio within certain ranges, this will begin in v6.21,” Epic says in the October 31 update.
The above change will be the only one to come with the V6.21 update that will release on November 1.
Epic assures players that they do “plan on adding additional changes in future updates,” meaning the feature will continue to be tweaked in the coming weeks and months.
At the beginning of the update, Epic also acknowledged that they know some players don’t agree with having the mechanic in the game, but nonetheless say they have received positive results thus far.
The Glider Re-deploy improvements won’t be the only thing heading to Fortnite with the V6.21 update, as “gravity-defying” balloons are also on their way to shake up the meta.
You can read the full update below:
Update - October 31, 2018
We’ve finished our first week of Glider Re-deploy being available in all modes. During this time we’ve been collecting internal data and monitoring constructive feedback from all of you. We understand that not all players agree with this change, but we would like to continue with this functionality in the game based on the positive results we’ve been seeing.
As this feature remains available, we’ll begin making quality of life changes to its functionality. First of which will be prioritizing Glider audio over weapon audio within certain ranges, this will begin in v6.21. We also plan on adding additional changes in future updates.
Thanks for the discussion and feedback you’ve provided. Please continue letting us know how we can improve this feature, your thoughts on its effect in matches, and any other feedback you may have as we continue to work on Glider Re-deploy.
Source - Epic Games