The recently released v5.1.0 Update in Fortnite has brought with it some major in-game changes, not all of which have been positively received.
The biggest areas of concern are the changes made to health of building materials and the wait and shrink times of various Storm Circle safe-zones.
Here are all of all changes made to materials, as listed in the v5.1.0 Patch notes:
The Storm Circle and safe-zone changes are as follows:
These changes have drawn the ire of various Fortnite pro players and content creators, many of whom rely on strong building skills to outfight their opponents.
With the game full of high fire-rate weapons and powerful explosives, some feel that this is yet another step from Epic Games to deliberately taking the emphasis away from building so to shrink the skill gap.
The reactions to the Storm Circle changes have not been as harsh or negative, and most agree that the pace and overall time of each match will be considerably quickened.
We have compiled some tweets from influencers reacting to this building bluff, and have listed them below for your convenience.
Wood getting a nerf in today’s update, will be interesting to see how this will impact gameplay pic.twitter.com/jIGxQdjBnt— Ali-A (@OMGitsAliA) July 24, 2018
SMG seems way more powerful than it is right now because of the building nerf by the way.— FaZe Cloak (@cloakzy) July 24, 2018
I just love this patch soo much already, I havent even played a game yet... BUT THEM PATCH NOTES— Myth (@TSM_Myth) July 24, 2018
I love Fortnite. But what is this?....— TSM HighDistortion (@HighDistortion) July 24, 2018
I'm not angry. Im just puzzled.— TSM HighDistortion (@HighDistortion) July 24, 2018
Woke up to see not only that the new SMG was added...but building was nerfed again. I’m gonna lose my mind with all this smg spam man.— Tyler (@I_AM_WILDCAT) July 24, 2018
Got a meeting soon then I'll be on to test this new patch. It looks scary but I'm going in with an open mind. This patch legit changed everything if I'm visualizing this all correctly. The Fortnite we once knew has changed. pic.twitter.com/y99FVoBPnl— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) July 24, 2018
this update trash.— FaZe Jaomock (@Jaomock) July 24, 2018
I like everything I read besides the starting health for wood being reduced. I already feel like I’m being spammed a lot in this meta. I’m excited to try the patch tho— OpTic WizKay (@OpTicWizKay) July 24, 2018
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Fortnite end-game will be much faster paced now; Storm Circles will have less time between when they shrink.— Nick Eh 30 (@NickEh30) July 24, 2018
Great change for competitive Fortnite—there’s a lot of passiveness when pro players compete, where they wait in a 1x1 for the circle to move before making a play pic.twitter.com/iifIocdLr7
I'll die to the storm 100% of every game now! The safezone always makes sure to be the exact opposite side of where I am at that point.— NepentheZ (@NepentheZ) July 24, 2018
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