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Fortnite: Epic Games reveal all the reasons why Turbo Building was nerfed

Published: 27/Aug/2019 22:02 Updated: 27/Aug/2019 22:29

by Eli Becht


Fortnite nerfed turbo building in patch 10.20 and the competitive players have been riled up about it, but Epic explained why that decision was made.

Turbo building is essential for the top-tier Fortnite players to “crank 90s” which is why they were so upset when they saw the nerf come in.

However, Epic explains there were actually a number of good reasons for this nerf, wiht one of them being it benefited low ping players disproportionately.

Having 0 ping allows players to “take walls” and Epic doesn’t want it to be as simple as that going forward.

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Another reason they gave is it was too easy to defend with and cited that one player could defend against an entire squad by just holding the button down.

Epic wants building to be more deliberate and less “spammy” which is something that was very possible with the previous turbo build.

Going forward, Epic Games will be building upon this nerf by making some adjustments that won’t make building as powerful as it is now.

Instead of prioritizing lower ping, Epic plans on implementing a completely different way to decide who gets a wall.

Here are the methods Epic are considering:

  • Coin flip between people not currently owning the building piece
  • Coin flip between everyone trying to build
  • Favor person currently owning building piece

TwitterPlayers wanted Turbo Building to be reverted immediately after the patch dropped.

Epic explains the decision wasn’t made to stop players from performing 90s or adding a floor to stop a long fall, so they are aware of the issues that came from that.

At the end of all this, it sounds like the main reasoning is they want to eliminate the major benefits that come with 0 ping. 

Players will still have some positives from playing on lower ping but it won’t be as powerful as it was anymore.

Epic believes they are leveling the playing field for everyone by doing this but only time will tell if that’s the case.

For the time being, players are still upset and we’ll have to see how they adjust to the patch going forward.

You can read the entire blog post by Epic Games here.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

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Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.