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Fortnite Devs Removed Friendly Fire in Effort to Fight Against Player Toxicity

In order to make Fortnite Battle Royale's Blitz Mode move even faster, Epic Games has also adjusted the availability of loot to make it spawn at much higher rates so as to allow players to jump into combat much more quickly.

Epic Games' decision to get rid of the friendly fire feature in Fortnite: Battle Royalewas completely driven by solving in-game toxicity.

The closest mobile game competitors, Knives Out and Rules of Survival, made three times less in the same period of time. Speaking of the lattermost feature, the development team for the free-to-play portion of the title have now chose to add yet another Limited Time Mode (LTM) to the game, calling it Blitz.

Fornite's new LTM Blitz mode has just gone live in Battle Royale. Because the gameplay has been drastically sped up, players can easily finish a Blitz mode match within 15 minutes - though, to be honest, it feels a lot shorter. Epic added that an eye would be kept on the game mode after the changes but said that resources should still be plentiful.

Fortnite's success as measured by SensorTower
Fortnite's success as measured by SensorTower

There isn't a set end date for the limited mode - but you can expect it to run throughout this week. Likewise, the farming resources increase will be reduced from 200% to 150%.

It would certainly make sense for Fortnite mobile controller support to exist, being that mobile players are going to typically be at a disadvantage against console and PC players online.

In other words, if Fortnite is making this kind of loot now, just imagine once the gates are thrown open and both Apple and Android users can play the game.

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