Every season Fortnite releases, fans include a key item on their wishlist before it starts: a ‘turn off pre-editing’ setting. For the uninitiated, this setting will prevent you from pre-editing your structure while playing.
Pre-editing can serve a purpose in some appropriate situations. For example, you may want to pre-edit a cone to make it easier to fit into enemy squares. However, most players don’t use pre-edited strategies, so they hurt players rather than help them.
Players are often quick to complete a series of edits. Sometimes these players will edit a part before they place it, leaving them with a pre-edited wall, ramp, cone or floor. When they move to the location of this building, they will be exposed until the repair is done.
With so many settings and customizations in Fortnite, it seems odd that we didn’t see an option to turn off pre-tweaks. Epic has mentioned it in the past, but seems to have forgotten the big demands of the community.
Recently, after Epic added Duo Arenas back to Fortnite, a player posted to Reddit, asking how many followers they would need to turn off previous edits. The Community Coordinator, TheStevieT, responded and said, “We don’t have an exact timetable, but we will do it. Don’t worry about followers;). “
Another player re-posted the original Reddit thread, and gstaffEpic responded in the comments. “An exact date cannot be given yet, but as TheStevieT said, it is in the works.” Ht also added, “That requires having it during construction and something we’re aiming for. Keep stable.”
It might be a fantasy to say that we could see a ‘pre-edit off’ setting in Season 5. We had been looking forward to having such a setting for nearly every season of Fortnite recently and were disappointed. Let’s say we don’t see that sounding too good in a month to be.
Even if we didn’t see this setting in Season 5, we’re happy to know it’s still on the table. Epic is listening to the player base and will eventually add this much requested setting to Fortnite.