Fortnite Players Slam Epic Games For Removing Popular Item

Fortnite fans are furious with Epic Games over its decision to remove a beloved item from the game. Reintroduced to the battle royale as part of the so-called Wild Week limited-time event, players had been enjoying toying with Bouncers and experimenting with their effects, many of whom had missed out when they were originally available all the way back in Season 4.

For those aware, the term refers to a trap item that can be placed either on flat surfaces around such as buildings or grassland. This time, the environmental hazard was also able to be mounted vertically on walls primarily for the purposes of keeping opposing players away from an important area of the map with reception to their return being largely popular due to shaking up the meta.

Despite this, Epic stuck to its guns and took Bouncers away with the conclusion of Wild Week even though it had never given any indication that they’d be sticking around afterward. Unsurprisingly, the backlash on social media has been widespread and you needn’t take our word for it, either. See below for some reactions.

It’s worth noting, of course, that all traps – not just Bouncers – were removed from early last year over concerns that they were being used for griefing and exploiting intended gameplay mechanics with this being one of the only instances of their temporary return. It’ll be interesting to see, however, if the continued pressure from the community this time around will be enough to bring them back permanently, so watch this space.

In lighter news, the first teasers for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 surfaced earlier this week in the form of some mysterious footage. See here for the full story.

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