Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is in full swing, bringing map changes, a new battle pass featuring Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Prowler, and tons of challenges to complete. From seasonal quests to a new character collection to complete, there is no shortage of activities at hand. This guide focuses on Fortnite building, which is currently disabled, and when it’s coming back.
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When Will Building Come Back in Fortnite?
Fortnite building is set to come back on March 28 or March 29. At the moment, the exact date is uncertain, but the absence of building is due to a limited-time event that is only set to last for nine days. Considering that Chapter 3 Season 2 kicked off on March 20, this is the timeframe you should expect.
There are no details regarding whether there will be a tie-in event for when it happens, or if it’s just going to suddenly reappear. Regardless, the Rebuilding quests provide a backstory as to what has actually happened.
The Rebuilding quests in Fortnite include objectives such as destroying Seven computers and machinery to collect dropped Data Chips, retrieving IO envelopes with top-secret plans, and more. There is currently no indication that you need to complete these quests in order to access the building mechanic again, but they are fairly straightforward to complete and can net you several thousand XP in the process.
There is No More Building in Fortnite – What Happened?
Fortnite building was disabled at the start of Chapter 3 Season 2 as part of the new seasonal storyline. Not only has the island changed dramatically, but you can also no longer build structures — this includes stairs, walls, floors, and everything in between like launch pads.
It was quite a shock at first. Even if you’re like me and you’re not used to building massive fortresses whenever another player approaches you, not being able to build a couple of stairs to get to higher ground takes time to get used to. Thankfully, developer Epic has added new movement options, which include sprinting and mantling, and an increase of ziplines around specific points of interest. But for the most part, you’ll need to try to readjust yourself to the situation for a few more days.
Until then, the ability to mantle over tall objects has proven to be quite useful. I’m also getting a kick out of sprinting, which is a mechanic that should have been added a long time ago. Traversing some scenarios is a bit trickier now, but at the very least, you won’t need much acrobatics to collect Omni Chips for the Omni Sword.