Saturday Apr 16, 2022
Fortnite recently took a risky step and removed one their most iconic features, called Building, from the battle royale modes, calling this new update the Zero Build mode. The move worked greatly in favour of Epic Games, The Verge reported.
Initially, some were not up for the idea.
“Initially, I hated it and I was absolutely furious,” Michael “The Fierce Diva” Reynolds, a Facebook Gaming streamer, said in an interview.
“Since I play the game so much, the way people would assess my skill is through how I build and edit. However, my movement and all that stuff, I’m not so good at it.”
A Twitter streamer, Ali SypherPK Hassan, said, “I thought I was going to hate it. I thought maybe I would make a couple of videos about it and then move back to the usual building mode."
Later, however, most people wrapped their heads around the idea. Not only have the players become comfortable with it, but those that had quit Fortnite have started coming back to it. A few examples include DrLupo, TimTheTatman, Nickmercs, and Tfue.
Reynolds even pointed out how the game had become easier to play. "It’s easy to move around the map and pick up weapons too," he said.
“I think Fortnite is showing the industry that it does not need building to be as exciting as it once was,” he added.
Hassan explained that even though Building is what initially made Fortnite successful, the game had come a long way with its collaborations with Marvel and DC.
Hassan also mentioned that the viewership on the streams remained unaffected. “My chat is really enjoying Zero Build and our viewership is besting even our recent spikes,” he said. “Fortnite with Zero Build might not be at its previous peak, but it sure feels like we’re getting there.”