Fortnite: Is the return of Glider Redeploy welcomed? (POLL)

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Fortnite: Battle Royale brought back the divisive Glider Redeploy feature as an item. Players can vote on this poll to express their feelings on the update.

Fortnite: Battle Royale introduced a very controversial addition to the game in late October when they gave players the ability to redeploy their glider at any point during the game. Launch pads and rifts were no longer necessary to soar across long distances. Players just had to build a few ramps and then jump off.

It was divisive amongst Fortnite players. Some loved the added and convenient mobility. Others didn’t like it. Both sides had compelling arguments.

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Glider redeploy gave players the chance to move around the map quickly. Aggressive players could fly around, looking for a fight to disrupt as a third party. Build battles were less risky because the redeploy protected gamers from fall damage if they didn’t build properly or if their structures were broken. Additionally, if a player didn’t like the way a fight was going for them, they could evade fairly easily.

On the flip side, getting third-partied can be really frustrating. It’s something that happens even without redeploy–increasing with the addition of planes–but allowing players to pull out their umbrellas again made it much more frequent. Redeploy diminished the need for launch pads and also significantly decreased the likelihood of fall damage. Epic Games continues to add mobility through Grapplers, Rifts-to-Go, zip lines. The glider redeploy, for many, just isn’t necessary.

Well, it’s back. Sort of.

In the latest update, players can bring out their gliders if they have it in their inventory. Glider redeploy is now an item that can be found on the map. It comes with 10 charges, disappearing when the player uses them all, like the Grappler. Players don’t need to equip or use it. As long as they have it in their loadout, it can be activated upon jumping.

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This change to the feature still comes with some controversy, but where do you stand on the issue? Check out the poll down above this paragraph from the Forever Fortnite Twitter account and vote!

Epic Games does a great job of listening to the community so you can rest assured that they will be paying attention to any and all feedback on this new(ish) feature.