Fortnite will implement a few substantial changes to harvesting and materials in the next patch, which will apparently require players to manage their resources wisely when building walls, stairs, and other structures. This major patch, which will also add Ranked Play to fast-paced Zero Build mode in Fortnite, has the game’s fan base excited ahead of Chapter 5.
Fortnite has expanded far beyond a battle royale game, as Epic Games still keeps fans engaged with a batch of new content, such as weapons, quests, time-limited events, and cosmetics. The game has had a number of collaborations with popular franchises, including Dragon Ball, Marvel, Attack on Titan, and Star Wars. Moreover, Fortnite released an Unreal Engine Editor for those who want to express their creativity. Players have access to a wide array of tools and workflows to project their ideas, with an all-new programming language offering powerful customization options.
Some balance changes will be made to the popular battle royale game, which could have a big impact on how Fortnite players use their resources. First off, the material cap will be reduced from 999 to 500, which calls for players to avoid wasting resources when building walls, floors, or staircases. This cap already stands at 500 in Arena, but it will be implemented in other game modes as well. Harvesting rates will be slightly boosted, allowing players to compensate for the reduced material cap in this way. Lastly, players will now drop 50 of each material when they are killed.
Though harvesting rates will see a small increase as compensation, players will have fewer materials at their disposal. They already face the issue of running out of resources, which allows enemies to catch them off guard. Each resource have different functions, and they can be used to build structures that allow players to get into a stronger position during combat. Besides, emergency barriers and other structures are crucial for defending attacks without hiding in the shadows. Before rumors of a permanent no building mode for Fortnite leaked online, players wanted Epic Games to revert turbo building, which ended in the mode being removed entirely due to exploits.
Building has been removed from Fortnite for one week with the release of Chapter 3 Season 2, and reactions from players were mostly positive. They are aware that the aforementioned material and harvesting balance changes will push for more strategic resource management. The v24.20 update is set to release Tuesday, May 16th at 3 AM ET.
Fortnite is now available to play on Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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