Fortnite's 'no-building' to be made permanent after massive reaction from players
Fortnite's no-building mode looks set to be made a permanent fixture in the game following an overwhelmingly positive response from fans.
Thanks to @TweaBR, a prominent leaker within the community, a bit of data mining and digging appeared to unearth proof that the exclusive format will be staying in the game after the initial period under a new option listed as 'Solo - No Build Battle Royale'.
➦ there will be (Solo, Duos, Trios & Squads) version too.
— Twea - Fortnite Leaks (@TweaBR) March 21, 2022
Another account appeared to highlight the other team-based version of the mode:
— Stunz (@Peter24739738) March 20, 2022
Given that building forts is a pretty integral part of the game - hence the name - it came as somewhat of a surprise that the new mode introduced earlier this month has received such a warm reception.
Well, for the most part.
No building in fortnite is the worst thing to ever happen to humanity
— LAZAR (@Lazarbeam) March 22, 2022
Despite causing some backlash among fans, a portion of the playerbase thinks it's the best thing to happen to the popular battle royale in ages.
Many have pointed out that while building is a huge part of the competitive edge that takes a lot of practice, the stripped-back approach to the game where the last player(s) standing win is likely to attract more casual players.
Esports star Ninja, who made his name playing the third-person arena shooter, put it in no uncertain terms:
Fortnite with no building > most fun I’ve had on Fortnite in YEARS.
— Ninja (@Ninja) March 22, 2022
Developers Epic Games surprised players with the overhaul when Chapter 3, Season 2 launched on March 20, with the game always looking to change and keep things fresh in line with its free-to-play games as a service format.
Nevertheless, having taken a slight dip in its popularity with the prominence of Call of Duty: Warzone and the like, it can't be argued that Fortnite's no-building mode has ramped the game's player number back up.
Seems like a lot of people are coming back to Fortnite now, with building being disabled 🤷♂️
— Chica (@ChicaLive) March 21, 2022
Epic are yet to confirm the plans themselves but by the looks of things, no-build mode is here to stay and play at your leisure.
Which version do you prefer?
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