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One day after the controversial Turbo Building update, Epic has reverted Turbo Building back to where it was pre-patch with a few changes.

Well, that didn't take long.

Epic reverted their decision less than two days after the Turbo Build update, changing the mechanic back to where it was before v10.20.

The adjustment wasn't as simple as a revert, though. Epic actually changed the building mechanic to help prevent turtling and neutralize the ping advantage that has been so evident since competitive Fortnite started.

Epic posted a blog on August 28, outlining the changes to Turbo building and what's next for the mechanic.

The important news is that the Turbo Build timer is now back to 0.05s where it was before v10.20. We can waterfall, 90, and build the way we have been, with a few exceptions.

The New Turbo Build

Here are the updates listed in the blog post from Epic:

  • Turbo Building timing for placing subsequent pieces changed back to 0.005* seconds from 0.15 seconds.
  • After a structure is destroyed, there will be a timer of 0.15 seconds before another piece can be placed in the same location.
    • If two players are attempting to place a piece at the same time and location where a piece was just destroyed, a random roll will determine whose piece is placed, instead of ping playing such a large role.

Now, ping has virtually nothing to do with whether or not you can take a wall. In theory, half of the time you'll take a wall and the other half your opponent will keep the wall.

More importantly, the 0.15-second Turbo Build timer still applies when you're trying to replace a structure. SMG shots will still get through and you're still going to get shredded by a Minigun.

All in all, this change is a win. Those who hate the turtling meta get a way to break through without compromising the rest of their building capabilities.

Phasing Through Walls

As you can see, phasing through walls now has a near 100% success rate. You don't need to use any sneaky tactics or exploits to do it, either. All you need is a ramp on top of you and a pickaxe.

It looks like this was the case yesterday, too, but the current Turbo Build mechanics seem like they're here for the long haul.

How about that - Fortnite isn't going to die after all. Now, all Epic has to do is remove the mech and we'll be golden.

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Author Bio

Jimmy Russo

Jimmy is a passionate gamer and writer from Boston, MA. He plays Fortnite on Xbox One. You can find him in Creative Mode practicing his 90's. Follow him on Twitter @JimmyDangus

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