Check out the latest news in the Fortnite v6.21 update with the Glider re-deploy mechanic test update. You'll be able to re-open your glider in solo, duo, & squad matches!
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Glider Re-Deploy Mechanic Update in v6.21
As the Glider re-deploy has gotten positive results, this will continue to be active in the v6.21 update. A new feature is that for certain distances, Glider audio will be prioritized over weapon audio as part of quality of life changes for this mechanic.
Source: V6.21 Patch NotesCheck Out Details of v6.21 Patch Update!
Glider Re-Deploy Mechanic Test in v6.20 Update
In the Fortnite v6.20 update, the glider re-deploy mechanic will have a test run. Players will be able to re-open their gliders in solo, duo, & squad game match modes when jumping from at least 3 stories high.
Source: Fortnite Official Website
Test Run Begins October 24, 2018
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What Is The Re-Deploy Mechanic?
Re-Open Glider When Jumping From 3 Stories
The Fortnite glider re-deploy mechanic allows you to re-open your glider when you jump from a height as long as you are at least 3 stories high.Check Out Glider Tips & Tricks!
Press "Deploy" When Jumping
To re-activate glider when jumping, you need to press the "Deploy" button. This will open up your glider so you can land safely & won't suffer fall damage.
Was Only Available In Limited Modes & Items
The glider re-deploy mechanic was originally only available in the the limited-time-modes such as Soaring 50's & Disco Domination, as well as when using items such as Rift-To-Gos & Launchpads.
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How Will Glider Re-Deploy test Affect Gameplay?
Move Across Map Faster
You'll be able to navigate the map faster with the glider re-deploy mechanic, either for quick escapes or switching locations.Check Out Best Spots To Land!
Reach Storm Circle Quickly
If you find yourself a ways away from the eye of the circle, re-opening your glider in-game will let you reach it faster and get to safety.Check Out How To Land Faster!
Quicker Game Matches
Re-opening your glider in-game generally means being able to get your targets faster, finding loot & enemies much quicker so matches will be much more fast-paced.