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Epic announce replay feature for Fortnite: Battle Royale, directing replays looks fun

Published: 09:12, 22 March 2018
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Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite is getting a replay feature but we're not talking just ordinary replaying - players will have a bunch of camera options at their disposal, leaving them free to direct it as they see fit. That John Wick skin suddenly calls to us.

Free camera movement, as if it was recorded from a drone, focal length, exposure, focus - anything you set your mind on, it can be done. In fact, it's said that professional filmmakers would have a blast and honestly, we can't wait to see them give it a proper go.

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This means that Fortnite content creators will soon be rolling out the sort of footage you're more likely to see on trailers, and we all know that trailers are just like Projekt CD Red - they lie about how games look.

The news was also teased by youtuber Ali-A, whose footage during his visit to Epic's headquarters is an even more interesting watch.

With this kind of tool set, entire movies could be made in Fortnite, although love-centric storylines may not be that ideal. That's far from saying people won't do it - in fact, we anticipate it will be among the first things to be tried in Fortnite's replay feature and we can't wait to giggle at it like school boys.

Of course, the obvious usage aside, Fortnite's replay feature can also be employed as an analytical tool, whereby players can look at their game from different angles and see where exactly they did wrong. This will surely ring right with the part of the Fortnite pack that leans towards the MLG side of the spectrum.

Epic didn't give an exact time when we can expect the new Fortnite feature, but they did say it will be soon, and they do tend to be true to their word. So who's first to the nickname Fort Nite Shyamalan?

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