Fortnite Provide Update on Vaulting Jetpacks After Being Missed from Update V.4.4 Patch Notes - Dexerto

Fortnite Provide Update on Vaulting Jetpacks After Being Missed from Update V.4.4 Patch Notes

Published: 11/Jun/2018 9:47 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Mike Kent


The introduction of the jetpacks into Fortnite Battle Royale world was well received at first, but players quickly got tired of the transportation method.

The Epic Games team had been teasing jet packs as far back as February until they were finally released in late May.

Finding a jetpack would allow a user to scale heights at a rapid speed, and despite inflicting fall damage if used incorrectly, even in the hands of average player it often left opposition building useless.

With building one of the core reasons that Fortnite has been so successful, the novelty of being able to fly didn’t last long and people started to complain.

Once the popular streamers started to voice their concerns, it was only a matter of time until jetpacks would be vaulted and removed from the game.

Epic Games had said that the jetpacks would be removed on Monday, June 11th as part of Update V.4.4, but there was no mention of it in the official patch notes.

Thankfully for all of those who couldn’t wait to see the back of the flying device, the official Fortnite Twitter account confirmed to a disgruntled user that they would indeed be removed.


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.