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Fortnite’s no building mode may become permanent, datamine reveals

The recent release of Fortnite C3:S2 saw what may have been the most disruptive change to the game yet: the removal of building. While common wisdom and datamines suggested that Fortnite‘s no building mode wouldn’t permanently take over the main game (and would last for roughly 9 days), a more recent datamine from Fortnite dataminer TweaBR suggests that there will be an option to continue playing in No Building Mode in Solo, Duos, Trios and Squads even after building returns to the game.

According to TweaBR, the mode will be called “Solo – No Build Battle Royale,” per the datamined visual of the menu item in the game’s UI.

Could the decision by Epic Games to make Fortnite‘s no building mode a permanent one stem from the surprisingly positive response, with popular Fortnite streamers like Ninja claiming that No Build Mode was the most fun he’s had with the game in years? Fortnite‘s queue times on servers were also at over an hour duration on the day of C3:S2’s launch, which further substantiates that there was no lack of players wanting to test out the markedly changed environment of the game.

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While Fortnite‘s no building mode is currently designated as a LTM (Limited Time Mode), this wouldn’t be the first time that a LMT became a permanent fixture in the game, with Team Rumble, a former LMT that has been a permanent selection in the game for over a year now, being one such example.

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Additional efforts from TweaBR seem to only reinforce the notion that Fortnite‘s no building modes will become permanent selections, as they discovered some of the game’s loading screens modified to say, “In modes with building enabled.”

Have you been enjoying Fortnite‘s no building mode in C3:S2 thus far? Have you been getting trounced by the new IO Titan Tanks? Do you think it’s the right decision for Fortnite‘s future to including building and non-building modes? Let us know in the comments.

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Ninja Gaiden was my rite of passage at an early age. After finally beating that game (and narrowly dodging carpal tunnel) I decided to write about my gaming exploits. These days I enjoy roguelikes and anything Pokemon but I'll always dust off Super Mario RPG, Donkey Kong Country and StarFox 64 from time to time to bask in their glory.

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