Today, Epic Games revealed that a brand new replay system is on its way to Fortnite Battle Royale. Fortnite’s upcoming replay mode features built-in editing tools that players can use to record, review, and edit their best in-game moments and highlights. Fortnite’s replay system is geared toward players who want to review their gameplay, as well as content creators looking to edit cinematic highlights of their Fortnite Battle Royale footage.
The replay system was revealed during Unreal Engine’s “State of Unreal” presentation at this year’s Game Developers Conference, where YouTuber Alastair “Ali-A” Aiken showcased how the replay tools work. Fortnite’s replay system allows players to control various aspects of their gameplay playback, including camera angles and replay speed.
While replay tools are useful for those who want to improve their game by seeing where things went wrong, Fortnite’s replay system is undoubtedly built with content creators in mind. These new editing tools will allow for different types of video content, widening the creative possibilities for Fortnite YouTubers and Twitch streamers alike.
An Epic developer stated that the new replay system will be coming to Fortnite “soon,” but gave no specific release window. On the other hand, Unreal Engine developers will be given access to these features in Unreal Engine version 4.20 later this year.
While it’s safe to say Fortnite players can look forward to these replay tools on PC and console, it’s difficult to say whether or not the mobile version of Fortnite will implement replay tools later down the line. Considering how popular Fortnite on mobile has been since its recent invite-only debut on iOS, it would not be surprising if a replay system eventually made its way onto the mobile version as well.