(Video) Fortnite Save The World Dev Update (2/1) - Player Reporting, update on Hero Loadout, and more
Fortnite Save The World Dev Update (2/1) - Player Reporting, update on Hero Loadout, and more
Dev Update we talk player reporting, the latest on Hero Loadout, and more.
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Hey everyone! Billy here with another
Save the World Dev Update.
Today we'll be talking about player reporting, Hero Loadout
and a couple other things. Let's get started.
[February 1, 2019
There've been a lot of questions around player reporting
and handling AFK players in general
so we wanted to give a brief update on how that's going.
We've been consistently actioning reported players
since the new systems's inception
and the majority of players who've been
disciplined for an infraction
have shown reformed behavior overall.
However, due to various issues,
that hasn't always been very clear
and some cases do continue to slip through the cracks.
As part of the feedback system, whenever you
successfully report a player who is subsequently actioned
we send you a notification thanking you
for your contribution to keeping
the Fortnite community fun for everyone.
We discovered a few bugs within
the process that were actually
preventing those notifications from being sent out
to all but the first few reporters against a particular case
meaning a lot of people weren't receiving feedback at all.
We've since addressed that issue, and,
with the help of the community
were also able to identify a bug that
was preventing AFK reports
within the Frostnite event from being properly considered.
Now, all of that said, we know we still have work to do
and that it's frustrating to actually be in game with somebody
who is intentionally going AFK and not contributing.
We've recently increased the severity of repeated infractions
on some of the reporting categories
and now we're looking into bolstering our in-game
AFK detection so that it's not as easily
circumvented as it is right now.
With some new changes, players who are not
contributing in public matches
will receive a warning message on their screen before being
automatically kicked out of the session if they don't shape up.
This should be coming in a future build
and will be a work in progress.
So we look forward to your feedback.
In a previous State of Development blog
we mentioned a new Hero Loadout system coming soon
and we know you're eager for updates.
We're still working on it, but it's not
quite ready for prime time yet.
The basic gist is that it will allow you
to use your Hero Collection
to create custom builds,
but we're still iterating on the specifics.
Right now, we're focusing on making Heroes
each have a unique perk
you'll be able to combine in fun
ways to customize your playstyle.
We'll be revisiting most of the heroes that
have been released in Season 7
as re-skins as part of this change as well.
It's almost all fully functional, so we're playtesting it
and making improvements to make it
easier to understand and use.
[Frostnite and More]
We also wanted to give a shoutout to all the squads out there
that have been taking on the hardest
challenges of the Frostnite Event.
We love seeing all the creative builds and guides
you've all been drafting up and sharing online.
We'll be looking for more opportunities to present
challenging content in the future as well.
One final quick note:
On February 7th
we'll be refeaturing last year's Lunar New Year
Hero and Weapon Llama for Snowflake Tickets.
If you missed out on it the last go around
you'll have another chance soon.
From all of us here at Epic, thanks again
and stay tuned for more information.
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