Respawns In Fortnite Are Something Epic Games Is Exploring
Epic has been looking into the feature for some time now.
As part of a wide-ranging Reddit AMA recently, Epic Games answered loads of questions about the hugely popular free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite. One topic that came up in the AMA was respawning, and it apparently hasn't been ruled out entirely.
Fortnite's non-solo modes allows players to revive teammates, but there is never true respawning like there is in Respawn's new battle royale game Apex Legends (outside of special limited-time modes). In the AMA, one of the game's producers said Epic has been "considering [respawning] for a while and have been exploring it."
We haven't seen it in Fortnite yet because Epic still needs more time to fully understand the impact it would have on the overall balance. "We've been considering this mechanic for a while and have been exploring it. Want to make sure we give it the time it needs and fully understand its impact on the game as a whole," Epic said. "Look for further updates during Season 8."
Season 8, which may have a pirate theme, is set to begin on February 28, so it may not be long until we learn more about Epic's plans for respawning in Fortnite.
Fortnite is a last-player-standing, Hunger Games-style battle royale game, so respawning seems to run counter to the appeal of the experience. Apex Legends allows players to respawn teammates--but it's not always easy or effective. And that game is different, as players are put into squads of three and there is generally more of a focus on teamplay.
Also during the Reddit AMA about Fortnite, Epic confirmed that it's planning to update and improve the game's sounds, while the developer is also looking into measures to help prevent accidental purchases. Epic also talked about how it has no plans to offer 60 FPS support on Nintendo Switch and how it's working on a new single-occupancy vehicle to be added in the future.
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