Epic Games has launched a brand new mode into Fortnite that will make things interesting for a bit as Zero Build has come to the game. For those of you who have ever wondered what it would be like to play the game without all of those pesky building mechanics, well now you're in luck, as they have removed those mechanics and will be putting your skills to the test in an all-new fight-or-flight mode. Moste everything else about the game is still here from the chests and items you'll pick up, to the shielding you'll drink, to the various weapons at your disposal. Just without the ability to build anything for protection, movement, climbing, or otherwise just hunkering down waiting for someone else to take the risk.
We'll give the new mode kudos in the idea that its something new that essentially puts everyone on an even playing field. So all those gamers out there who hated constructing objects just to stave off death an extra five seconds will have a fair shot. The downside to this is when you remove the main element that makes Fortnite special… it's now just the same as every other battle royale game out there. So we'll see how popular it is over the next few weeks.
Zero Build is a pure test of weapon, item, and traversal ability. Zero Build can be found in the Discover page as Solo, Duos, Trios, and Squads playlists. (Access the Discover page by clicking on the "CHANGE" button above "PLAY!" in the Lobby.) Without building, all players have the recharging Overshield as your first line of defense in Zero Build. Zip up Ascenders to access Blimps or use Mantling to get the high-ground over your opponents. Don't forget to Sprint between cover on your way to a Victory Royale!