Epic Games' latest update to Fortnite has returned a fan-favorite feature to the PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC, and mobile game after a game-breaking bug forced the developer to disable it temporarily. Last month, the new sand tunneling feature was deactivated in Fortnite shortly after it was added, all because of a new bug that was proving to be a major headache among players. While it wasn't clear if there was a timeline for the return of sand tunneling, Epic Games has since figured out the problem and enabled the feature back in the game. However, some fans are unhappy to see the feature make a comeback, while other Fortnite players are praising the return of sand tunneling.
Right now, the feature seems to have returned bug-free, but only time will tell if Epic Games truly squashed all the issues with the feature. And of course, even if it did squash all of the pre-existing issues, new ones could arise.
Further, it appears the feature is back with zero changes, or at least there appear to be zero changes to how the feature works. And according to at least one Twitter video, players are still using it to hide in plain sight against oblivious teams.
Thankgod for sand tunneling 🤣 pic.twitter.com/jU6dBjnfPf— CreamDollar (@sdelube) January 22, 2021
At the moment of publishing, it's unclear how long sand tunneling will stick around, but you'd assume it will be around as long as it fits the theme and is possible on the map. Right now, there's been no word of what Season 6's theme will be beyond the occasional leak and rumor, so, at the moment of publishing, it's safe to say sand tunneling is back and staying, at least for a while.
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