We know Epic Games is doing a lot of incredible things with its battle royale shooter Fortnite, but that doesn’t mean this is a perfect game. In fact, as seasons go, this has been a particularly bad one for broken mechanics and unsable new features. The battle royale was shocked to see the Fortnite Shockwave Hammer disabled for a second time just a handful of days ago and we now have confirmation that the previously-disabled hurdling mechanic is once again unavailable. Yeah, it’s not looking good.
At around on 19:30 PST / 22:30 EST January 12 and 03:30 GMT on January 13, Epic Games confirmed that the hurdling mechanic had been temporarily disabled – again – in Fortnite via FortniteStatus on Twitter.
While players will still be able to mantle taller objects and structures, they won’t be able to take advantage of the slicker mobility afforded by this new movement technique in any game modes. So, while you don’t need to worry about choosing a different drop location when it comes to the best Fortnite landing spots at the moment, but you will need to keep this all in mind if you’re planning on pushing someone.
If you’re wondering why the hurdling mechanic has been disabled in Fortnite, again, we have you covered. Just check out the short clip from disgruntled battle royale player ‘RoyalMannequin‘ below:
As you can see, music aside, the hurdling mechanic is launching players up hilariously high into the sky – something that will result is certain death if they hit anything solid on the way down. To say this mechanic is broken is an understatement; it simply does not work. So, there’s no arguments from players against it’s temporary removal from the game.
However, that doesn’t mean that fans, of what is one of the best battle royale games out there right now, are happy. In fact, quite a few of them are actively unhappy with the state of Fortnite. In recent memory, it’s hard to think of a season with so many new features and mechanics facing game-breaking problems.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Epic Games has had to deal with in-game issues, but they do seem much more frequent – and tied to new innovations – than in previous updates. We’re certain the developer can overcome these challenges, we just hope the players don’t become too disillusioned in the battle royale in the meantime.