Are we really getting a Fortnite building nerf?
Epic Games has revealed that they are looking to nerf how building materials work in Fortnite, with huge changes potentially coming.
Fortnite, the most popular game in the world, has more than 125million players; Epic has done well at keeping a strict schedule of updating and improving the game.
While fans may have been lured in by the skins, dances and watching their favourite streamer play, for many, it was the fast-paced building which was the real lure.
However, in a recent blog post, Fortnite developers revealed that they felt ‘not every battle had to be a build-off’, which many have seen as a massive hint that materials could be nerfed. In fact, this one a quote from that blog post which worried us quite a lot.
STYLIN ON EM pic.twitter.com/seYLuWKaGl
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) March 21, 2018
“It’s important to support a variety of late-game strategies, that doesn’t boil down to “just build lol”. We strongly believe that the evolution of Fortnite supports a wide range of play styles and counterplay.”
Currently, the superiority of shotguns, rockets, and uncapped building are such a dominant play style in the final circle that most other strategies are being drowned out.”
Those other strategies would include sitting in a bush or building, or just hiding, in the hope that they can steal a win. And that is something that many players are furious about, especially from the Twitch community who have built their reputations up.
‘Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broke’
The foundation of Fortnite is so strong and has so much potential. Why fix what isn't broken. Shotguns and building is literally what hooked millions of us to this game. Building is what makes this game thrive and shotguns compliment it so perfectly.
— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) June 21, 2018
TSM team member Daequan eloquently puts on Twitter what many players thought about the potential changes. The biggest point being ‘don’t fix what ain’t broke’.
I'm legit excited to test out the new material changes whenever they come in the next few months. Gonna be a fun ride to see how it shift up the meta good and bad.
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) June 21, 2018
Interestingly, one of the most notorious builders playing Fortnite, TSM Myth had a very different view. He suggested he’s going to look to play with the changes, before making his mind up.
Which, while reactive we can all be, actually playing the game with these new changes if and when they come into force is probably the way to go.
Whenever these changes to happen, we will be here to give our take on these dramatic changes.