Epic’s recent comments on the possibility of putting a cap on building has left Fortnite communities worried and divided.
Yesterday, a blog post detailing Epic’s future plans on counterplay and late game play styles briefly mentioned “uncapped building” as a dominant play style alongside the advantages of shotguns and rockets. Building is a unique feature Fortnite brings to the battle royale genre and fans aren’t taking too well with the idea that materials could be capped or harder to seek out.
Fortnite communities on YouTube, Reddit, and the official Fortnite forums have already voiced their concerns. On Twitter, @Nadeshot expressed his love for Fortnite and the Epic team but said that “catering towards the casual player in hopes of creating longevity for newer players is usually the quickest way to destroy the player base.”
Others expressed how deeply integrated the building mechanics of Fortnite are to the core experience. “It is not a play style,” says Reddit user Lithium43. “It is a core mechanic of the game and should remain as such since it is the most rewarding, unique, and skill-based thing about Fortnite.”
Not everyone sees it the same way. Some players say it as a way for Fortnite to progress and to keep things fresh, including Reddit user Tegra_ who has been playing since day one. “Balance changes are always frightening, because they force us to leave our comfort zone but in the end they are needed and they are healthy for the game and the variety of possible play styles.”
After the backlash, Epic responded stating, “Building is a core component of Fortnite and is not going away.”
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