Fortnite: TSM Dakotaz on how Epic Games should make the Glider Redeploy work if it returns - Dexerto
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Fortnite: TSM Dakotaz on how Epic Games should make the Glider Redeploy work if it returns

Published: 16/Nov/2018 17:12 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 17:38

by Matt Porter

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Team SoloMid member and Fortnite streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman has revealed how he thinks Epic Games should reintroduce Glider Redeploy back into the game.

Glider Redeploy was introduced to the game as a trial, allowing players to pull out their glider to avoid taking fall damage, or to fly and attack other players.

The change to the game was met with criticism from a portion of Fortnite fans who felt it altered the fundamental gameplay of the battle royale title, meaning players were no longer required to be cautious when building as they could just pull out their glider and float to safety if it was destroyed.

Glider Redeploy has been removed from default Fortnite matches.

Epic Games decided to remove the option during the V6.30 Update to the game, leaving players who enjoyed the redeploy tool angry. While Dakotaz himself isn’t a fan of the Glider Redeploy tool, he believes there is a way it could be brought back to appease those who are upset at its disappearance.

“I personally like redeploy out of the game,” stated Hoffman. “I don’t think it’s needed, but if it has to be in the game, I think it should work like it does in other modes, where you can’t just fly over to someone like Superman and get into fights.”

In Dakotaz’s system, players would no longer be able to skydive when they activate Glider Redeploy, instead forcing players to either use their glider or fall to their death, the same way it does in Fortnite’s Playground mode currently.

Hoffman recently produced a list of changes that he would like to see in the massively popular battle royale game, including a reduction of the amount fall damage players would take and a change that reward players for gaining kills.

While some fans may be upset that Glider Redeploy has been taken out of Fortnite, there are currently no official plans for it to make a reappearance in the base version of the game.

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.