Fortnite Turbo Building Gets Removed And Streamers Aren’t Happy About It

Fortnite Turbo Building Removed Streamers Aren't Happy About It
  • Epic Games made an interesting move and removed the Fortnite Turbo Building. Now many streamers are voicing their anger. Find out what’s causing a storm in the Fortnite community.

Fortnite Battle Royale is a complex game, and what makes it different from other shooters out there is simple; building. Love it or hate it, building is the core of this game. Of course, you can have amazing aim and be quite successful, but,  building is the heart of the game and requires a lot of practice to get it right. The game is revolved around building right now. Even popular streamer and ex-esports player, Shroud, said that “I can shoot but I can not build“. This makes the game complicated because you need to think of several different actions at once. Of course, other shooter games make you do that also but Fortnite is making it harder on newcomers. Thus, we have seen amazing builders earning a lot of recognition from the community. Last time, in the World Cup Finals, Bugha won it with a mixture of smart play, good aim but amazing building skills.

But Epic Games is taking another approach to this. They are removing the turbo building. This means that the game will change. Let us see how did Epic Games analyze the situation and explained it on their blog post.

Why Epic Games Change Turbo Build?

Epic changed the turbo build as a first step to addressing several problems such as:

  • Rapid Turbo Building favors players with low ping in disproportionate ways
  • Taking walls (racing with another player to place a wall before them)
  • Turtling (continually rebuilding a wall that is taking damage)
  • Turtling disproportionately favors defender
  • E.g. holding mouse button vs. squad shooting at 1×1
  • Building piece placement accuracy
  • Easy to accidentally place multiple pieces “at once”
  • Spam building
  • Easy to spam build

Epic Games Wanst Building To Be A Bit More Deliberate

Epic Games didn’t want to dramatically impact with their changes:

  • How responsive building feels
  • The ability to perform 90s
  • Rapidly gaining high ground by building up within single tile
  • The ability to “waterfall”
  • Building wall pieces as support while falling down

What Are Epic Games Next Steps

Epic ise working to implement the following further changes:

  • Replace initial building and turbo building delay with rate of fire logic
  • First placement is instantaneous
  • No way to build faster than a building piece every 0.15 seconds
  • Note: By itself this doesn’t address defensive agency of turtling / low ping benefit
  • Enforce rate of fire for contested pieces

If a building piece is destroyed:

  • Server waits 0.15 seconds before allowing rebuild
  • Players attempting to rebuild the destroyed piece during that 0.15 seconds are added to a list
  • There are several potential ways to pick the winner we’re exploring:
  • Coin flip between people not currently owning the building piece
  • Coin flip between everyone trying to build
  • Favor person currently owning building piece
  • At end of delay, place building piece
  • Ensures that building piece replacement (“taking walls”) is not ping sensitive
  • Ensures a minimum time between a wall being destroyed and replaced

This is all coming from Epic Games directly. It is very interesting, and many popular streamers and pros are reacting to the changes brought by Epic for the turbo builds. This is Myth’s POV:

Also, Ninja and several other different streamers spoke. At the 1:20 mark is where Ninja starts talking regarding the Fortnite Turbo Building removal.

Did Epic Games do another mistake by removing the turbo build? We’ll soon find out.

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