Epic's insanely popular battle royale title Fortnite could be getting a new mode that will put it more in line with certain other games on the market.
According to Fortnite content creator HYPEX, the third-person multiplayer title will be adding a first-person mode in the next season - allowing players to keep a much closer eye on enemies.
Apparently, there's no need to worry about this view being enforced, with the same source suggesting it will most likely be an optional setting. This next season is expected to arrive at some point later this week.
Whether or not this will carry over to the Switch version is unknown, but if we hear about any updates, we'll let you know.
Would you be interested in playing Fortnite in first-person mode? Comment below.
This is pretty nuts. It’s not the first time a big game has done something like this, but you can’t say Epic is resting on their laurels.
That said, the gun in that screenshot looks very centered, and AFAIK the game still favors right shoulder peek so… how did they reconcile this? I’m not going to play it, but it would be interesting to see some gameplay switching between both modes and see how it affects the reticule and aiming.
How the heck is build mode going to work in a first person setting?
I’m probably not going to use it, since I like seeing my skins and just like third person, but it’s cool for people who will use it, nothing wrong with more options.
Super ! Where is the local wireless multiplayer mode ???
@Snatcher Exactly like before. The camera is just a little bit to the front.
I’m almost certain that game could be played in first person but was less optimised for it.
@Snatcher it might be for no build mode only.
I really hope they remove hammers, they were fun to start but they're just an easy win now. Hide until the final circle and hit them in the storm = instant win. And I hope they let us turn off crossplay or give us controller only lobbies. People being able to kill others across map because they have zero recoil when using a mouse.
Good for FPS fans but personally find third person shooters a lot more immersive and fun. I get that first person shooters are meant to make you feel like you're really seeing as the person but for me I always just feel like a camera! Feel more connected by being able to see my character and be able to move around more fluidly.
The thing that got me to play Fortnite is that it is a 3rd person shooter, so this is a big No for me. If I wanted a first person shooter BR apex legends seems better suited for it.
@NinjaNicky I don't play the game, but it can't really be "instant win" for everyone in the game, right?
@Strumpan it's an easy win for anyone with one at the end. If the circle is small enough, you can kill a whole team with one hit. If there's 2 teams with a hammer, it's whoever hits who first is the winner because there's no way to counter it. When the hammer released, me and my team won 6 games in a row just by using the hammer in the final circle.
@NinjaNicky I see, so a change in strategy for the worse.
FPS with a game controller sucks. Plus you'd probably have a narrower field of view, making it even easier for someone to sneak up on you.
If anyone else pays attention to Fortnite goings-on, this isn’t the only huge leak we’ve had for the next season. Apparently, community dataminers Hypex and Shiina both received credible leaks that the next season will be “Neo-Tokyo” themed, what every skin in the Battle Pass will be (including guest character Eren from Attack on Titan), and more. Next season is shaping up to be real good if all this is true.
I love to have this as an option. It makes sense that first-person is coming this season; the new map has far more detailed structure interiors that previous seasons. Older maps had bare-bones and sometimes nonsensical building interiors, which would feel weird in first person, but the new map is really stunningly detailed.
@NinjaNicky @Strumpan I find sniping from balloons a good answer to the hammer, nobody ever looks up.😁 Also I think deku smash from a distance, preferably the balloons but any high ground works. I did win a match yesterday w/ the hammer but I’ve eliminated plenty of people near the end who dropped hammers. The kamehameha last season was pretty much unstoppable, way more than the hammer for me. Almost no stopping it from the nimbus. It is annoying to be hit by but I don’t feel like I ever lost to it. I do only play solo, teams may be different.🤷🏻♂️
Not going to play First Person. If it’s required I’m done. I’ll find something else to do for an hour a day.
@rjejr the kamehameha was so annoying. The deku smash can be blocked with the shield which is handy. I personally think the hammer should be slightly slower to attack and take up two item slots. I won a game using rocket launcher with the balloons because they were sat on a roof and you're right, no one looks up, even when rockets are coming down. I'd probably have a round or two with first person but I can't see me sticking with it. No build is all I play and I never play solo.
They already have weapons that zoom in to first person so I can see it happening. Weird how they didn’t introduce it this current season. Being it was a new chapter/map and had Doom Slayer in it 🤷♂️
@NinjaNicky Hammer taking up 2 slots would have probably been fair. It does have a long cool down, I picked 1 up the other day after shooting someone and the cooldown still took awhile, so I suppose that balances it out if you miss. 🤷♂️
I never build but I only play build b/c that's where the noobs are and whacking someone either hiding in their build or better yet while building never gets old. 😂
NEVER thought to block the deku smash, but I almost never carry a shield - shotgun, SMG/AR, DMR, shield, health - unless I get the Kamehaha or deku smash. I'll exchange a rocket for the DMR or hammer for the shotgun but I'm pretty set in my ways. 😁
@NinjaNicky 10 minutes ago.😁
If you're not on Twitter or don't want to waste 15 seconds watching a video I just won a match shooting straight down from the balloons w/ a DMR.
@rjejr nice shooting. I like the DMR when I can hot people but I can't hit a barn door most of the time. I've probably killed more people with a pistol than any other gun
@NinjaNicky Thanks for the compliment but my aim sucks. 😝The match right before that one I was kneeling behind a building and it took me exactly 10 shots to hit the person and win w/ the 10 bullet DMR. But a wins a win. 😁
The pistols do pack some pop I've noticed. I'll use them if I get the legendary gold drop. The tactical pistol w/ the extra ammo augment was nice. Wonder if augments are going away, I kinda liked those? 🤷♂️
@rjejr I hope the augments stay. The mythic pistol with extra ammo and last two shots doing bonus damage was better than an assault rifle. DMR and Shotguns are hit and miss with me. Some games I can absolutely dominate and others I barely tickle the enemy
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