The arrival of Tilted Town in Fortnite hasn’t been as smooth sailing as Epic Games hoped. While the concept of Tilted Town is refreshing for public matches, the competitive side of Fortnite is suffering. Not being able to build or harvest any materials while inside the radius of Tilted is anything but competitive. This is particularly annoying in end games when the circle rotates over the POI.
Barring any unforeseen changes, Tilted Town and its rules are here to stay. However, there are some ways to adjust these restrictions for competitive play.
At the start of any match, landing at Tilted Town isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you’re able to stay hidden and grab some loot, it can be a profitable venture. Of course, you do leave without any materials, but you have rotation options when you do decide to exit.
The problems start to arise when the storm begins to close in. Most of the time, Tilted Town is in the first two circles. Since it’s located in the middle of the map, you’ll usually be safe for the first 15 minutes if you’re near Tilted.
However, with the POI always being in the zone, not being able to build becomes an amplified issue. Being caught in the middle of the street means almost certain death, so you have to either go around Tilted or sneak your way through.
If you have the misfortune of having Tilted Town in the last few circles, you hopefully have launchpads or Shockwave grenades. Without any mobility items, you are a sitting duck for those with high ground above you. This is perfectly demonstrated in this clip by pro player “Benjyfishy”.
As you can see from the clip above, having Tilted Town as your final circle is not enjoyable. It’s laughable how chaotic and unfair it is to not be able to build with 40+ people still alive.
While Epic Games most likely won’t change the rules of Tilted in public matches, they could change them for Arena. Epic did this a season ago with the Slipstreams, disabling them after a certain number of zones.
One potential fix for Tilted Town in the endgame is to simply allow building for the final circles. The rule of no harvesting would still be in play, but building is an essential part of the endgame in Arena. Without it, the game becomes a toss-up to whoever has the best luck.
Another fix would be to implement more mobility items into Fortnite. These items would only be located in Tilted Town along with the rest of the exclusive weapons like the Hunting Rifle. More mobility means players could get around quicker and not worry as much about building.
Any way you cut it, Tilted Town needs some adjustments in Arena. Public matches are a different story, as they are more about fun than competitiveness. However, Arena is important to serious Fortnite players and needs to be a fair fight for all.
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Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 4+ years experience covering Esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.