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Epic Games announces major change to the Battle Bus in Fortnite

Published: 17/Oct/2018 23:12 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 23:28

by Wyatt Donigan

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Epic Games has revealed an unexpected upgrade to Fortnite Battle Royale’s Battle Bus.

The Battle Bus doesn’t tend to get many updates, but it looks like Epic wanted it to move a bit faster with their latest update.

Seemingly out of nowhere, Epic Games dropped in on Twitter to let fans know that the Battle Bus will now move 25% faster.

This isn’t the first time the Battle Bus has gotten an update, though, as it’s undergone minor changes in the past, such as when it got balloons for the game’s one-year anniversary or when players gained the ability to thank the driver

Those updates didn’t impact where players could land, however, making this the first time the Battle Bus has received an update that will affect gameplay.

The Battle Bus speed boost comes just one day after Epic introduced a slew of changes into the game with the V6.10 update, including a new vehicle in the Quadcrasher and more changes to the map.

No reasoning behind the change was given, but it looks to be just another instance of Epic Games continuing to try and keep the game feeling fresh.

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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.