Epic Games launched Season 2 Chapter 3 of its popular free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite by removing all buildings from the game. Many predicted this was a temporary change designed to get players used to new mechanics like dashing, armor piercing, and more.
Now, nine days later, Epic Games announces Fortnite: Build Zero, a permanent mode without buildings. This mode will sit alongside the return to normal building battle royale mode in Fortnite, allowing players to choose between the two before jumping on the island.
“Build Zero is a pure test of weapons, items and traversal abilities,” Epic Games’ announcement read. “Zero Builds can be found as Solo, Duo, Three and Squad playlists in the Discovery page (access the Discovery page by clicking the Change button above “Play!” in the lobby). In case, all players can use the Charged Overshield as your first line of defense in Zero Build. Zip up Ascenders to use Blimps or use Mantling to overtake opponents. Don’t forget to take cover on your way to Victory Royale Sprint between.”
Epic Games also released a trailer for Fortnite: Zero Build, which includes gameplay for the new mode, to celebrate the news, and as expected, it looks like Fortnite…no buildings. Many in the community love this gameplay in Fortnite, so it’s a win for all players as a standard option in regular battle royale mode.
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