Fortnite will be reintroducing the ability for players to redeploy their gliders with the next update, but there will be a catch.
As simple as Fortnite might appear to the layman, there is actually a lot more to consider than simply outlasting 99 rival players with each passing round. There is strategy involved from the moment you leap from the battle bus to the intensity of the closing moments as the storm circle gets increasingly smaller.
Many players use building big and tall structures to their advantage. In fact, any of you that have made it to the final 10 or so players know that if you aren't hidden away in a self-built tower, you're probably not going to win. The only comfort for players who don't build as frantically as others was that if you could destroy the structures, the players at the top would have a long way to fall and likely be eliminated when they hit the ground.
Much to the dismay of many players, Fortnite's developers Epic ruined that strategy. They did so by allowing players to redeploy their gliders when falling from a great height. That meant if a frantic builder's impressive structure was turned to dust, they could just glide to safety. As with most major updates to Fortnite's gameplay, the change was met with both praise and criticism.
We're bringing back Glider Redeploy in v7.20 as a new item, find out more information in our blog https://t.co/JU6RyXMxz5— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 14, 2019
The criticism forced Epic to remove the redeploy feature from the game, but now it has found a compromise. The feature will return to Fortnite Island via the v7.20 update, but not as we know it. Instead of everyone being able to redeploy their gliders, the redeploy feature will be an item players have to find. That item will have a certain amount of charges, and only be able to be used from a certain height.
The glider redeploy item will be available across all game modes and be automatically given to players in certain modes, such as Soaring 50s. However, Epic is yet to reveal the rarity of the glider. It's possible that there will be different rarities that can be deployed from different heights and have a varying amount of charges. We may not know that for sure until the update is rolled out.