How long have you been playing Fortnite? Do you remember all of these features and mechanics? Take a look at the Fortnite days of old, here.
Fortnite Battle Royale released on September 26, 2017. For many of us, that was the day that we fell in love with this brand-new title that eventually became a worldwide pop-culture sensation.
Not everyone played the game back then, though. It took several months to catch on. Here are 10 things that only the OG Fortnite players will remember.
1. Team Killing
Team killing might have been the most toxic element ever in Fortnite, which makes it surprising that it used to be the norm. Do you have a random teammate who is taking all of your loot? No problem, just kill them.
Of course, team killing led to a lot of accidents on the battlefield – which was what it was meant to do – but it bred more toxicity than anything else. Just look at this famous clip of NickMercs trolling one of his random teammates back in the day.
Epic took this out of the game in the early seasons, meaning only original players will remember downing and finishing their teammates. After that, they had to rely on sneakier ways to kill allies like hitting them with an Impulse Grenade.
2. The Sniper Pump
The Pump has gone through more changes than any weapon in the Fortnite roster. Most players remember – or heard about – the double-pump days, but not many know that the Pump used to be completely broken from long-range.
Damage fall-off wasn’t as stark as it is today – for any weapon – but the pump could deal legitimate damage when an opponent was nothing but a dot on your screen.
Pumps have been nerfed into the ground in Chapter 2. It’s funny to think that a Green Pump used to deal 90 damage from 200 meters. Say what you want about the current state of Pumps in Fortnite, but no one is asking for this to return.
3. Unnamed Salty Springs