The building is back. This morning, fortnite re-enabled queues for its signature creation feature; it was temporarily removed as part of the game’s final season, which launched on March 20.
However, while building is back, the combat-focused spirit lives on in the previously introduced Zero Build mode. For now, both versions of the game live side-by-side with lineups for Regular and Zero Build available for Solo, Duos, Trios, or Squad Battle Royale battles.
The ability to harvest materials and build defensive structures has long been a defining trait of fortnite – and some of what helped set it apart from other battle royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends — which made its temporary removal all the more surprising.
The lack of building was somewhat offset by the addition of mechanics designed to make the game more mobile, including climbing and faster sprinting. These changes were part of a series of mobility-related upgrades dating back several years.
With the launch of its current season, fortnite Developer Epic Games is donating all of its profits from the game to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine through April 3. As of March 29, the effort has raised more than $100 million.