Fortnite May Implement "No Build" Limited-time Mode

What would you do with the wood?

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor December 30, 2021
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By this point, virtually every battle royale has wacky skins, unrealistic weapons, cartoony characters, and ... uh, more wacky skins. But what really sets Fortnite's gameplay apart from the rest is its reliance on building as a mechanic and vital strategy -- well, that and the fact that you can't play it on mobile devices, but whose fault is that?

One of those might be changing soon, and it's not Fortnite's presence on the App Store. Fortnite data miner and leaker HYPEX posted on Twitter yesterday (and also in October) that a "no build" mode could be coming soon to the game:

I'm not usually one to give too much credence to "random guy on the internet saying stuff," but even if this is all a bunch of hooey, it's an interesting question to pose: Should Fortnite implement such a mode?

To be certain, the building aspect of Fortnite is a primary feature and strategy that the top players have mastered. Seeing a highly skilled player erect a defensive fortification or build to the sky in seconds is more impressive to me than a sick headshot.

On the other hand, building likely only exists in the battle royale mode because it was a primary feature of the near-forgotten PvE version of the game. Does that make it a quirk that players would rather do without or a key component that makes Fortnite unique from other battle royales?

I don't remember who it was, but I do recall some streamer once being asked why he didn't play Fortnite, and his response was along the lines of "Because I don't want someone building a high-rise the instant after I land a shot on them." If this mode is implemented, even for a limited time, we might find out just how many people share that sentiment.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (2)

dakone12 7 months ago
ha.. what all streamers not give it a try at all.

jafarson 7 months ago
I like this game and will definitely play it if they add mode without building.... this is feature I hate the most in this game (I know it is the main key feature of this game, but still)


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