Think they’ll reference this in the movie? (pic: Epic Games)
One of Fortnite’s main gameplay mechanics has been removed from the battle royale but is still available in other modes.
There were rumours of a no building mode being in the works for Fortnite but, instead, Epic Games has decided to remove the mechanic entirely. At least temporarily.
This comes as part of Chapter 3 Season 2, which is now live and subtitled Resistance. The in-universe explanation for the mechanic’s removal is that the villainous Imagined Order faction is somehow responsible, and players need to get it back.
This implies that the mechanic’s removal is only temporary, with dataminers like HYPEX, who has always been a reliable source, believing it will only last a week at most. In the meantime, the game has had some other modifications to make up for its absence.
Since you can no longer build your own defensive cover, you now have an overshield on top of your regular shield. Basically, you have two shields protecting you before you start taking any damage.
Building has only been taken out of the main battle royale mode, however. So, the creative and competitive modes, as well as the single-player Save The World mode, are unaffected.
You can check Fortnite’s website for the full list of map changes and additions, such as a faster sprint and mantling, as well as details about the season’s battle pass.
Perhaps the big draw this season is another Marvel superhero, Doctor Strange, who’s obviously here to advertise the upcoming Multiverse Of Madness movie. He’s not the only Marvel cameo either. The Prowler, who you will recognise from the Spider-Man: Miles Morales game and Into The Spider-Verse, is a skin too, with the story trailer showing him siding with the villains.
Lastly, Epic Games says that any Fortnite proceeds it makes from now until April 3 (so a fortnight) will be donated to humanitarian relief for those affected by the war in Ukraine. So, even if you actively avoid spending real money on the game, now might be a good time to make an exception.
Microsoft will also be contributing its nets proceeds and Epic Games has explained that Fortnite Crew Member subscriptions count towards the donations too.
Fortnite is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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