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Fortnite pros aren’t happy about the game-altering connection issues some players face

Published: 16/Nov/2018 23:56 Updated: 17/Nov/2018 0:18

by Wyatt Donigan

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Fortnite players on the west coast of the United States have been having an increasingly tough time playing the game and one pro has demonstrated exactly why.

With Fortnite’s servers being housed on the east coast, players on the opposite side of the country frequently deal with high ping, making it hard to execute certain technical maneuvers.

Building, one of the most important aspects of Fortnite, is heavily affected by the connection issue, as evidenced in a short video Fortnite pro ‘psalm.’

In the video, two players are facing each other and using the turbo building function to try and outbuild their opponent who is shooting them with an SMG.

The player who resides on the east coast is able to successfully turbo build and prevent taking any damage whatsoever.

The west coast player, however, is nowhere near as successful.

Things start off fairly well, but after a couple of seconds, the delay due to their high ping gives the enemy player enough of a gap to kill them very quickly.

The disparity in ping is something that players have been dealing with for quite some time and it doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon.

As 100 Thieves pro ‘Kenith’ pointed out in a reply to the video, an Epic Games employee recently stated that “80ms ping is perfectly playable, even competitive,” to which many players heavily disagree.

Kenith wasn’t the only pro to respond to the video, as a few others found the video to be the unfortunate truth of the situation.

FaZe Clan Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore

TSM Karman ‘Kaysid’ Sidhu

Fnatic Erikas ‘Eryc’ Vaitkevicius

compLexity Gaming Michael ‘Hogman’ Hogman

Cloud9 pro Christian ‘Criz’ Rizk even took the moment as an opportunity to speak out against turbo building in general, saying that players “should have to ACTUALLY walk backward, build a stair, dodge bullets…not just hold a button.”

The video has been gaining much steam both on Twitter and on the Fortnite Competitive subreddit, and given how closely Epic looks at player feedback, it wouldn’t be out of the question to see some changes made in the future.

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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.