Dr DisRespect explains his biggest issue with Fortnite traps during extended rant - Dexerto

Dr DisRespect explains his biggest issue with Fortnite traps during extended rant

Published: 11/Jan/2019 2:05 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 2:30

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite has seen its fair share of busted items and overpowered weapons, but Dr DisRespect shared his grief on what he believes is the largest nuisance that still troubles the game after all this time.

Epic Games routinely introduces different entries to Fortnite’s arsenal, each providing a different take on eliminating enemies, but the Doc believes one item that tends to overstay its welcome is a major hindrance for the game.

The Doc was at the tail end of long series of firefights when he stumbled upon a dead foe’s Spike Trap attached to a ceiling, which led the streamer to vent his frustration toward the item that stays in play after its owner is long gone from the server.

Epic GamesThe item can add a tricky element to the game, but the Doc thinks it strange to be weary of a fallen opponent’s traps.

The Two-time Back-to-Back World Champion had just cleaned up a few enemies before being forced to use a Port-a-Rift after having his health significantly chunked down due to a fallen player’s leftover trap.

“I’ve been saying this forever and ever and ever and ever…” the Doc said. “If the person that dies that was in the game set a trap before he died, [then] after he dies, the trap has got to go.”

The most striking detail of Doc’s evaluation lies in its abnormal delivery. The streamer isn’t so much mad but disappointed.

An issue in a game like this would usually throw the streamer into a frenzy, but the complaint seems to be coming from Dr DisRespect’s alter ego Guy Beahm who previously worked for renown game developer Sledgehammer Games as a level designer.

“I think it’s stupid that the traps remain in [after its owners die]. That right there is grade 6,” Dr DisRespect said.

The streamer was dumbfounded that the apparent flaw continues to be in the game, while finding no solace at his match’s conclusion further berating Fortnite’s developers.


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

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


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.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
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.


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.