Fortnite Wants to Give Players More Ways to Counter


Not too long ago, Epic Games brought Fortnite to Nintendo Switch, making the developer's intentions to reach as many platforms as possible with the title come even closer to fruition, as there is also a launch of the multiplayer sandbox shooter hitting Android devices this summer. With a slew of hardware choices on which to play the game, Epic also wants to make sure that its meta evolves meaningfully, with the studio having recently announced that it wants to give players more ways to counter.

As detailed in a recent blog post by Epic Games, the company stated that it will continue tweaking Fortnite in order to evolve the game so that there will be multiple ways in which players can counter one another in combat, creating a more varied selection of strategies to claim a Victory Royale. According to the developer, it has been "exploring changes to weapon balance and resource economy, like e.g. resource caps" in order to do this.


Epic Games is well aware with how most Fortnite matches wrap up, with a majority of players relying on shotguns to ice the opposition and earn themselves a win, with "build-off" strategies also being a popular way to secure a Victory Royale. As stated by the studio in regards to forthcoming changes coming over the next few weeks, "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."

All things considered, it's great to see Epic Games remaining engaged with Fortnite's development so as to stave off any staleness to the multiplayer sandbox shooter's meta. It will be interesting to see what the company cooks up as far as alterations to the title's current state is concerned, and how that will result in more varied ways to win. And with the studio also continually altering Fortnite's map as well – an in-game countdown timer is potentially pointing to some big changes coming to the environment, for instance – it looks as if fans will have something new to come back for like clockwork.

Fortnite is available now for Nintendo Switch, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Epic Games

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