The idea of power-ups in Fortnite is an intriguing prospect. No doubt they would help to spice the game up, but do they belong in a Battle Royale?
Whether you’re after far-out theories, captivating concepts or marvellous memes, the r/FortNiteBR subreddit is the place to be. One suggestion from Reddit user u/itsstantrix has really got people thinking.
They designed a selection of possible power-ups, which could add a whole new dimension to Fortnite gameplay. In order to keep things balanced, each power-up features both a positive and a negative effect. For example, “Storm Survivor” would grant players increased movement speed when in the storm, but they would not be able to use weapons during this time.
How exactly these power-ups would work wasn’t detailed. They could be found in-game, either activated instantly or picked up for later use. This then poses the question of how they would fit into a Fortnite player’s inventory.
From damage boosts to double jumping, the possibilities for different power-ups are endless. Whilst the ideas shared by u/itsstantrix were specifically created not to be too powerful, it’s hard to imagine Epic taking the same approach.
Many would argue that there is no place for power-ups in a Battle Royale, but the Fortnite developers are well known for pushing the limits of the genre. Although I don’t think they belong in core game modes, they would certainly make for a fantastic LTM.