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Epic Games wants to evolve Fortnite’s current meta, especially in the endgame

The developer wants Fortnite to have more viable strategies than "just build lol."

Tez Gaming Jun 21, 2018 10:14 am

Epic Games outlined its plans to evolve Fortnite’s strategies to allow for a more varied meta, especially in the endgame.

“It’s important to support a variety of late game strategies, that don’t boil down to “just build lol,” said Epic Games in its blog post. “We strongly believe that the evolution of Fortnite supports a wide range of playstyles and counterplay. Currently, the superiority of shotguns, rockets, and uncapped building are such a dominant play style in the final circle that most other strategies are being drowned out.”

Epic has recently made numerous changes to help change up the current endgame meta, such as nerfing shotguns and supply llamas, lowering the drop rate of floor loot materials, and lowering the amount of explosive ammo that can be carried by one player.

Right now, Fortnite’s endgame truly does revolve around having an insane quantity of building materials. In the end, it often comes down to who has the most rockets, who has the high ground and the ability to out-build their opponents in a fight, and shotguns.

Because of this, Epic also said that it is exploring changes to weapon balance even further, as well as resource economy, such as adding a cap to the amount of resources one can hold.

Fortnite is constantly evolving,” Epic said. “Our goal with any changes is to keep the game fun and interesting, keeping it feeling fresh and new. You should be able to find Victory Royales through multiple strategies. Shotguns should be strong, but other weapons have room to grow. Not every encounter should have to end in a build-off. We want to empower you to showcase your skill, strategy, and tactics in all variety of ways.”

Epic closed out the blog post by saying that it will be exploring these current and future changes in the next few weeks.


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