Fortnite, right in time for Christmas, has brought back a controversial feature in the form of planes, and right now it's unclear why or how long it will be back for. If you haven't picked up the battle royale game recently on your platform of choice, Epic Games added the vehicles back to the game in Chapter 2- Season 5, though with a controversial twist that players aren't in love with.
Planes themselves are, as noted above, quite controversial in the community. The last time they were in the game, before the launch of Chapter 2, some players loved them and have been anticipating their possible return, but many players hated them and were hoping they would be gone for good. That said, they are back, but with a tweak that has made them divisive among players happy to see them return in the first place.
Over on Twitter, prominent Fortnite dataminer and leaker, FortTory, not only revealed planes in action but revealed that they now have fuel tanks, bringing a whole new dynamic to using them. Last time they were implemented, they didn't have fuel tanks, so it's unclear why Epic Games made this change, but again, it's also unclear why planes are back in the first place. The answer to the former question may be to ensure they aren't around in the final circle, which was a big criticism about their previous implementation, however, this is just speculation for now.
They are back... 🤩 pic.twitter.com/YxnKLGgn6E— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) December 18, 2020
As alluded to, the return of planes once again has the Fortnite community divided. Some players aren't happy to see them back, while others are, though a portion of these players are disappointed they now have a fuel tank.
The planes in fortnite feel different, it has fuel like cars and it just feels smaller— eeveewings🦉 (@eeveewings) December 18, 2020
I'm still very happy that it's back but just feels weird :/
Really!!! FFS can you spoil the game anymore first it's the charge shot guns then it's bazooka in team rumble now airplanes are back— Silky (@Silky09444782) December 18, 2020