Fortnite has truly developed its own distinct flavor of Battle Royale by now. Check out the crazy amount of dynamic on-the-run building in this epic 23 kill duo stream:
This guy’s aim is incredible, first of all, but so is his combat building! Building above and below you while going up is really smart, too, I hadn’t thought of that. Clearly the building isn’t just a tacked-on gimmick, it changes the way the game is played, and is fully integrated into the combat.
(The core building unit is wall, with upward stairs in behind, which you’ll see a lot in the above video.)
There are no vehicles in FBR which is a bummer, probably the primary difference between this and PUBG – but they recently blew my mind when they added super powered directional jump pads, which you can pick up as epic drops, and build as floor traps. So if you’re getting stuck in the storm, if you have one of these, throw down a floor, drop the trap, and run over it in the direction you want to go. You can get high enough to glide on these, briefly, and if you put them on a hill even more so.
I didn’t even think of that, and I’ve seen and used the jump pads in PvE. Very clever.
They keep fixing little things about the game (smoke bombs are now in it, variable foot sounds based on surface, reduced foot sounds from allies) and I dunno, I think this could out-PUBG PUBG in the long run based on the sustained development skill they are bringing to bear here…