Those of you hiding out in elaborate structures to gain an edge on Fortnite, you may need to rethink your strategy.
When it comes to Fortnite—and battle royale style games in general for that matter—there are a couple of different types of players. Put simply, there are those who hide out and hope to last long enough to make it to the final stages, and others who are more gung-ho and actively look for trouble, action, and kills.
The difference between Fortnite and its battle royale rivals is that it brings building into the mix. No need to find a bush or an abandoned building to hide out in, you can build something of your very own. The only things stopping you from holding up inside your structure are the storm continually closing in, or someone rumbling your hiding spot and forcing you out of your self-created safe space.
As you'll know if you have made it down to the final few during a round of Fortnite, building structures really come into play once the storm has almost completely finished closing in. Fortnite's developer, Epic, is looking to change that. It was recently announced via Fortnite's Twitter account that as of this week's update, the edge of the storm will do damage to player-built structures during the final stages of the game.
Get a first look at new Storm behavior, vaulting weapons and some item updates! Grab all the info before patch 5.40 hits next week. pic.twitter.com/8gJ5OIc5wl— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 31, 2018
Players won't be able to hide out in massive towers or gain the high ground on the last of your opponents, as that may result in you falling pretty far to the ground once the storm arrives. Epic believes that this change will result in more "dynamic gameplay" during the final stages of the game.
The change to the way the storm behaves won't be the only alteration brought about by this week's update. Revolvers are also being vaulted from the game. That doesn't necessarily mean that the weapon will be gone forever, but you won't be able to get your hands on them for a while. Remote explosives will be upgraded from rare to epic, and the stack sizes of boogie bombs and shield potions are set to be increased.