Epic has lastly unveiled Fortnite’s new respawn system – probably the sport’s worst-kept secret ever – in a dev replace video.
The vans had been first noticed final month when gamers found a bug which displayed the mannequin in-game. With such an apparent look, gamers shortly guessed they had been supposed for use for respawning, however no one knew fairly how it might work. Until now.
The automobiles themselves are referred to as reboot vans, and gamers might want to seize reboot playing cards from their fallen comrades with a view to resurrect their squad. Players then deliver these to a van and wait for his or her teammates to be beamed down from the sky. Star Trek has actually gone in a brand new course.
For some battle royale followers, this may occasionally sound awfully acquainted. The cause for that is the basic parts of the respawn system (ignoring floor variations resembling vans as a substitute of beacons) are primarily the identical because the one in Apex Legends. In each video games, gamers should choose up a tag, run to a set level, and should wait to respawn their teammates whereas a loud visible cue seems to alert surrounding gamers of the respawn.
One of the one main variations between the 2 is Fortnite’s vans turn into briefly unusable after a respawn, though it is unclear as as to if this is applicable to all gamers or simply the newly-respawned squad. Another potential distinction not detailed within the video is whether or not gamers can have restricted time to gather the reboot playing cards – a mechanic used so as to add urgency to rescuing squadmates in Apex Legends.
Fortnite additionally just lately launched a squad communication system, which some urged was just like Apex Legends’ much-praised ping system. The primary distinction right here is Fortnite’s system is rather more fundamental.
Perhaps Epic knew it might get some flak for suspiciously introducing these mechanics post-Apex Legends, as in February Epic defined in a Reddit AMA it was contemplating each squad communications and respawns. Epic urged it had been contemplating the respawn mechanic “for some time”, though the tip outcome nonetheless appears fairly just like Apex Legends’.
The vans are resulting from (formally) make an look in replace v8.30, which ought to arrive someday subsequent week.