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Fortnite gives update on vaulted items in Creative mode, voice chat and more

Published: 30/Jan/2019 17:59

by Calum Patterson

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Epic Games have released their first ‘state of development’ for Fortnite Creative mode, discussing various features and revealing their plan for vaulted items.

In the main battle royale mode, weapons and items are often sent to the ‘vault’ with each new update, taking them out of the loot pool completely, which can sometimes mean your favorite weapon is there one day and gone the next.

Players had hoped that weapons in the ‘vault’ would still be made available in Creative mode, so that if they really had an itch for them, there would at least be an alternative.

Fortnite’s Creative mode quickly became a fan-favorite, as players let their imagination run willd.

Unfortunately, Epic have ruled out vaulted weapons being made available in Creative mode – although may make some exceptions.

“Items will be removed from Creative if they are vaulted in Battle Royale for ongoing tuning or if they are seasonal in nature,” Epic said in their blog post, “We’re working closely with the Battle Royale team to keep as many items available as possible!”

One item that has been vaulted from the battle royale mode, but has thankfully been left available in Creative, is the grappler – which is great news for the assault course creators.

A big improvement to social features in Creative mode was also discussed, as Epic outlines a new approach to game chat which will be implemented.

When on an island, all players will be able to talk in a single voice channel, regardless of which team they are one. Epic says this is just one of many planned quality of life improvements.

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Finally, improvements will be coming to prefab system. Large prefab shapes will still be added as the game develops, but Epic also wants to give players more flexibility with their creations.

Due to time constraints, they haven’t yet added a ‘full content browser’ of pieces that can be used, but estimate this will take them a few months. Once added, players should have a much greater range of choice and will be able to create more intricate, detailed builds.

You can read the full blog post on the Epic Games website.

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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.