Fortnite: devs confirm a ‘Disable Pre-Edit’ setting is coming soon

Hamza Khalid

Fortnite fans have wanted Epic Games to allow them to disable pre-editing structures for a long time. Now the developers have promised that they plan to put add this feature to Season 5 in the future.

Constructing and placing structures is one of the most notable aspects of Fortnite. You can build a variety of different forms that can be used as protective barriers, or for reaching high areas. However, pre-editing structures is something that doesn’t sit well with fans.

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Pre-edits are preset structures that you can edit before placing them somewhere. This was once a helpful mechanic, but many players have lost games due to it. You might accidentally put a hole or opening in your design which will leave you vulnerable to enemies.

The problems with this feature have led to Fortnite players demanding that Epic Games implement a “Disable Pre-Edit” setting. This would allow players to turn it off so that they can’t accidentally pre-editing their structures before placing them.

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We expected this to arrive in v15.10, but we discovered that this wasn’t the case when the update went live. Instead, the developers added a setting that lets you reset your pre-edits by leaving build mode, and then going back in.

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This doesn’t resolve the issue, and most members of the community are united in that stance. Epic Games came to realize this, and made a post on the official Fortnite Status Twitter account, stating that they’re listening to fans’ complaints. They reassured players that they plan to adjust the setting in early 2021.

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Pre-edits can be a huge hindrance when you’re in a hurry to build and edit something. Being able to disable them would allow you to select builds to edit in a more easily manageable state, regardless of what blueprint you’re holding at that moment.

Although it’s disappointing that the feature wasn’t implemented with the latest update, it’s still a relief to hear that we’ll be getting it soon. We’ve been waiting for this change for years, and it will be here in a few week’s time.

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We’ll keep you updated when Epic Games finally add this feature to Fortnite Season 5. Until then, there’s a lot of other content to look forward to during Operation Snowdown.

Image credits: Epic Games

About The Author

Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].