Epic Games’ epic game, Fortnite, is always getting changes and updates to test out new features and to see what the game really needs to keep it fresh, fun and entertaining.
One of its features soon became one of the most annoying and frustrating parts of the game though – I am, of course, talking about glider re-deploy, the odd mechanic that allowed you to glide and sort-of fly, instead of crashing to the ground after a jump.
People have hated the mechanic since it first got introduced, and it seems Epic Games has (finally) taken note.
It confirmed via Twitter that the feature will be disabled in most modes of the game, although it can still be accessed in certain Limited Time Modes and Playground Mode.
The Glider Redeploy test has concluded. This feature will be disabled in Solo, Duos, and Squads playlists once v6.30 releases. It will remain available in Playground and select LTMs.
Find more details in our blog: https://t.co/TxuOthoR7x
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) November 13, 2018
People are pretty happy with the news, as the mechanic had previously been branded “stupid” and “unrealistic.”
@EpicGames My grandfather fought for this country, protected its values with his life. He knew he was leaving this nation to good hands. On his death bed he pulled me close, and I’ll never forget his last words to me: “For my God, for my country, take out glider redeploy.” 😫😭
— AbductedByCows (@by_cows) November 10, 2018
With a confirmed player count of over 8 million people per month, it seems even the glider re-deployment couldn’t keep people away from Fortnite.
So glad they removed glider redeploy. Can’t wait to get on tomorrow and make idiots die to fall damage!
— Tyler (@I_AM_WILDCAT) November 13, 2018
I don’t play Fortnite anymore but watching some streams lately and glider redeploy looks stupid lol.
— summit1g (@summit1g) November 13, 2018
Will the latest change get you logging back in, or are you officially over the Fortnite hype?
Me jumping off My builds Forgetting Glider Redeploy was taken out pic.twitter.com/cEmst3L6cG
— WBG ZazzyFN👑 (@ZazzyFN) November 13, 2018