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LG’s SypherPK has one reason why Fortnite is better without Glider Redeploy

Published: 15/Nov/2018 14:36 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 14:37

by Calum Patterson


The decision to firstly add and then later disable the glider redeploy mechanic in Fortnite has caused a stir in the community, but SypherPK is on the side which says the game is better without it.

Originally, players could only deploy their glider at the start of a match when dropping into the map, but after the ‘Soaring’ LTM tested out glider redeploy being allowed when jumping from a certain height, Epic Games decided to add the feature to all modes.


Many players were vocally against the change, primarily because it made it too easy for opponents to escape fights by simply skydiving from their builds, but some felt the feature improved the speed and fluidity of the gameplay.

Luminosity player and popular streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has made clear which side of the debate he was on, now that glider redeploy has been disabled in standard modes.


While in an engagement with an enemy who had built extremely high above him, SypherPK simply shot down his opponents build, sending them soaring down to their demise from fall damage.

“I miss that so much. This one thing is making me not want redeploy to come back – killing players like that,” he said, as he collects his opponents loot, “they think they’re so good because they know how to build […] and then that’s all they know how to do. Being able to knock these guys and get some easy kills – I don’t know if I can give that up.”

It sounds like SypherPK is taking a more balanced approach, realizing the benefits of glider redeploy for gameplay, but also pointing on the downsides.


For players who do prefer glider redeploy, it is still active in the Playground mode and in various LTM’s, however the Skydiving ability has been removed as of the v6.30 update.

The debate is still ongoing however, as both casual and competitive players disagree over what is better – redeploy or no redeploy – and Epic Games is simply stuck in the middle, trying to please as many players as possible.

Another top Fortnite player and streamer, Dakotaz, was in agreement with SypherPK, listing the removal of glider redeploy atop his priorities to improve Fortnite.


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.