Could this Fortnite storm concept fix some of the issues in the late game? - Dexerto
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Could this Fortnite storm concept fix some of the issues in the late game?

Published: 31/Oct/2018 9:57 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 9:58

by Ross Deason

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One of the biggest complaints about competitive Fortnite events from viewers is that the game often ends in a ridiculously tight circle as a large number of remaining players build their way into the clouds.

This was particularly prevalent during the Fortnite Fall Skirmish finals at TwitchCon as images of almost half the players in the 100-man lobbies being alive in the final circles were shared across social media.

One fan of the game thinks they may have come up with a solution to the issue, though. Reddit user ‘SchwarzENTegger’ shared an image of his idea for how the storm should look in the late game, suggesting a constricting dome rather than the cylinder that we see at the moment.

The dome would not only get smaller in circumference, but also in height, with SchwarzENTegger stating: “This solves issues like: Sky basing, insane number of endgame players, high ground camping,” and more.

The user also believes that this dome concept would end up: “forcing players to fight instead of endlessly building upwards.”

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“Playing devil’s advocate: closing the circle this way would cause even more people to be eliminated by the storm,” another user, ‘MrStLouis’, said in the FortniteCompetitive subreddit. “Although I like the idea of forcing encounters late game rather than building up I think they need to fix more than the final circle.”

While we’re not entirely sure how effective this suggested change would be in terms of making competitive Fortnite more enjoyable to watch, we’d be interested to see it in practice before writing it off as a non-starter.

Not being able to build up to a great height as the game progresses might force some players to take the gamble of engaging in a fight early, but if professionals still waited until the final circles it would seriously limit their options.

The way that items like the Rift-To-Go could be used in the late game would also be limited due to players taking damage when they teleport into the sky – something that they would surely not be fans of.

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Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

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Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.

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Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.