Fortnite Late Game Changes, Less Building And Shotguns More Variety

The Fortnite Android release will be big for Epic Games

The Fortnite Android release will be big for Epic Games

One of the game's core features - building - also turned out to be its key differentiator, and now it's a widely accepted belief that if you don't know how to build quickly, you probably aren't going to survive very long. Namely, the company echoed the concerns of many Fortnite players that most Fortnite games ultimately boil down to two players trying to build the biggest fort possible while exchanging shotgun and rocket blasts.

Basically, for all eleven of you that have never played Fortnite, the late game gets a little messy.

We'll see how it plays out in the coming weeks as Epic implements changes for "Fortnite".

Epic Games is well aware with how most Fortnite matches wrap up, with a majority of players relying on shotguns to ice the opposition and earn themselves a win, with "build-off" strategies also being a popular way to secure a Victory Royale.

So, what's to be done?

"You should be able to find Victory Royales through multiple strategies", it said.

"Not every encounter should have to end in a build-off", Epic said in a blog post. We want to empower you to showcase your skill, strategy, and tactics in all variety of ways. Shotguns are, clearly, the go-to choice for most late-game face-offs, and building when the circle closes in and enemies are up in your grill has become a muscle-memory response.

Since these map changes have not yet been formally announced or confirmed by Fortnite developer Epic Games, all this should be treated as speculation. Users are directed there via a website that makes its developers money by getting people to download Android apps.

Sure, you can argue that building is what separates Fortnite from other battle royale games, but shouldn't there be counter-strategies to building? And that's fine. But should I immediately be at a disadvantage because of that - especially when I may excel at a different aspect of the game? Given Fortnite's ability to connect with fan demands, their proclivity to succeed does not come as a surprise.

A spokesperson for YouTube told Cnet that its machine-learning systems are constantly detecting and removing millions of spam videos - like the Fortnite download tutorials for Android devices - and will remove such videos "when we are made aware of them".