Here's why Fortnite's turbo building feels broken - Dexerto

Here’s why Fortnite’s turbo building feels broken

Published: 22/Nov/2018 16:34 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 17:30

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite fans have been left scratching their heads as recent updates to the game seems to have broken the ‘turbo building’ mechanic, but a Reddit user may have figured the whole thing out.

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Turbo building is a setting that allows players to quickly place structures like walls or ramps without being forced to build each piece individually, making themselves vulnerable to other players.

Some players, like 100 Thieves professional player SirDimetrious, have key binds that allow them to utilise the turbo building and also defending themselves with a pump shotgun.

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In a recent YouTube video, SirDimetrious aired his grievances on the issue and stated that the turbo building hadn’t been working as intended for a number of seasons.


In a Reddit post to the FortniteCompetitive subreddit, User Zarathustraa dove deep into previous patch notes to get to the bottom of the problem.

The V4.3 patch notes state that a players first structure is built 0.15 seconds after holding the build button and that any additional structures built while Turbo Building are placed after 0.05 seconds.

Zarathustraa suggests that the mechanic doesn’t work as intended when players swap from their initial building object – for example, a wall – to another object – a ramp – the time reverts back to the initial 0.15 seconds as another ‘new’ structure has been constructed.

I found the source of the broken turbobuilding issues people have been posting about lately from r/FortniteCompetitive

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The post ends with Zarathustraa emphatically stating that the mechanic is ‘BROKEN AT A FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL’ and needs addressing sooner rather than later.

With all the frustrations being voiced by players, both casual and professional, it seems like the community is rallying around the issue until it is rectified by EPIC Games.