No-Building Fortnite Mode Made Permanent With New 'Zero Build' Playlists

"The battle has changed! No-build Battle Royale arrives in Fortnite with the launch of Fortnite Zero Build."
"The battle has changed! No-build Battle Royale arrives in Fortnite with the launch of Fortnite Zero Build." / Image courtesy of Epic Games

The no-building Fortnite battle royale mode is here to stay thanks to an all-new set of playlists dedicated to the reimagined experience called Zero Build, Epic Games announced Tuesday.

With the initial launch of Chapter 3 Season 2: Resistance, building was removed in Fortnite for the first time as part of the game's story, with the lore's heroes set on bringing the functionality back and uncovering the Imagined Orders' "nefarious plan."

As such, during the limited-time event, all players had to get reacquainted with life without building (aside from competitive/Arena playlists, Team Rumble and Creative Islands) — which became a huge boon for the community and general interest in the game within the week.

From Pokimane, to Asmongold and CouRageJD, plenty of content creators have not only returned to stream the title, but celebrated the announcement of Epic Games keeping its no-build mode alive.

"I've never played Fortnite," RubberRoss Tweeted in response to Epic's announcement. "But seeing the game without the frantic building makes me actually want to check it out."

Of course, it makes a ton of sense why many seem to be enjoying Fortnite as of late despite it removing the very signature thing that made it climb to the top of the battle royale ranks.

Not only did Epic remove building, but they also introduced several key gameplay changes to enhance the experience, with a faster default movement speed, the ability to tactical sprint and mantle, as well as give all players a rechargeable Overshield.

On March 23, as more and more players continued to voice their approval with the no-build experience, prominent Fortnite leaker HYPEX revealed that Epic had already created a separate playlist of no-building modes and that they had even changed most of the in-game loading screen tips to say "In modes with building enabled."

Never learned how to crank 90s or edit walls, or simply got rusty? Zero Build Fortnite appears to be for you.

The Zero Build playlists have already been added to the game and can be found on the Discover page for Solo, Duos, Trios and Squads.

At the time of writing, Epic has pretty much just renamed their Solo, Duos, Trios and Squads playlists to the Zero Build ones, as they've yet to reintroduce their standard modes.

As such, those still looking to build without having to play competitive/Arena playlists, Team Rumble and Creative Islands will have to wait and see what happens next in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2: Resistance.