According to leaks about the upcoming Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5, two major gameplay features will be temporarily disabled – tactical sprinting and mantling. The decision to remove these features for a month may seem surprising. But it actually makes sense when you consider the throwback theme planned for the next step.
The leaks have already indicated that the next part will send players to the Chapter 1 map. During that older time period, tactical sprinting, which lets players quickly dash ahead, and Mantling, that enables climbing onto higher platforms and surfaces, did not yet exist. They were likely still early concepts the developers were working on. But they were not actual implemented parts of the game back then.
So to make Season 5, known as Where We Droppin’, feel authentic to Chapter 1, Epic Games will apparently be vaulting these mobility options. Losing both will dramatically impact core gameplay. Players can no longer as easily rush to safety or gain high ground.
Initially this may seem like an odd change. But it lines up with the goal of transporting players back to what OG Fortnite felt like.
Fitting the Chapter 1 Theme
It’s expected that hurdling will stay disabled in the next part as well, which fits the old school theme. Earlier leaks said hurdling would return in Chapter 5. There are also rumors that grind rails could come in Season 5. But it’s unclear how those would work with so many new mechanics turned off.
In addition, it is mentioned that Zero Build mode might get disabled too. The Chapter 1 map wasn’t designed for no building. And since it’s only a one month long throwback season, removing Zero Build would make sense.
While eliminating these familiar mobility tools will feel peculiar at first, it serves the purpose of the season. Epic wants to fully immerse players in pure nostalgic battle royale action. Old school Fortnite fans will surely appreciate the attention to detail. And newer players get to experience how different the core game once felt.
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