Fortnite last update has made the ability to build forts or other structures that are less relevant to success, allowing some players to regret the case that makes Fortnite & # 39; s unique, slowly disappearing.
Update V5.10, released July 23, substantiated the building materials used to create walls, floors and other structures in the game. State changes made most of the materials easier to prevent players from destroying. The beginning of stone walls fell from 90 to 80, and from 100 to 80 for three. Meanwhile, the maximum health of wooden walls was reduced from 200 to 1
The changes may seem weak, but the differences have been acutely felt by players who previously managed to deal with dangerous situations. Players used to get into exciting showdowns of weapon swapping and fast construction, embracing a protective cocoon after another while trying to slow the chip in opponents' health. Now they find themselves in mercy on how powerful their opponent's gun is. "Just spray and pray" has become the new meta overnight.
The latest update has also added a large high-frequency magazine, Compact SMG P90 which has made the new weakness of building materials much more pronounced. Since the update, the kill ticker on the left of the screen tends to fill in the letters "SMG" as the gun cuts through defensive structures like hot butter. The fighting now tends to end faster, especially if someone has a P90. In the game's 50v50 mode, this means that big battles look like something out of another world war than the front duels that many Fortnite players have become familiar with and loved so much.
"I'm just feeling bad for players who invest time to learn how to build efficiently and use buildings to win matches, but are STRAFTED to be shut down by nerf after nerf has built and more buffs to weapons that destroy builds faster , "wrote a player in a thread about the new changes on Fortnite subreddit. Other posters share memes to express their dissatisfaction by changing meta. The current joke now is that the P90 is more powerful than Thanos, the god-like buff players could achieve during the games several updates since, and the champions are powerless to stop it.
One theory is that Epic Games has undermined building to try to make the game more close to new and informal players, including people on smartphones. There was similar backlash last month when material droplets were made less abundant and buildings lost their increasing resistance to shots kicked from far away. Changes along these lines culminated in a player who re-shares "The Battle Is Building" slogan from the game's original release. Some players have already played that the prejudice against the building goes so far as including bushes and trees that now require twice as many hits to destroy for the same amount of wood, but Epic has since confirmed that this is only a temporary error that will be resolved in the next patch.
It is also possible that Epic only tests these things and will pull the P90 faster rather than later, while there is a new way of claiming the importance of building. Fortnite constantly changes, and it's just the second day in this brutal, more fortunate world. At least V5.10 shows how easy it is to transform a game as big and complex as Fortnite to something that feels incredibly different, despite just adjusting a few numbers.