At Fortnite Battle Royale AMA – 2.22.2019 Fotnite Developers showed a positive response on bringing a Respawn System in Fortnite. Answering question about on thirsting issue in Fortnite the Developer promptly responded by saying Epic Games is considering the option and they have been exploring it. It will be implemented if they are sure enough and understands its impact on the game.
Below is the original statement from reddit:
We’ve been considering this mechanic for a while and have been exploring it. Want to make sure we give it the time it needs and fully understand its impact on the game as a whole. Look for further updates during Season 8.
Apex Legends the instant hit Battle Royale by EA has a respawn system, where players can plant a beacon to callback their teammates. Compared to this in PUBG and Fortnite, players crawl on the ground after losing health and wait for friends on reviving, a very common case of thirsting appears here where other players kill them instantly.
This surely hamper the gameplay and frustrate other players, so if there is a possibility of having respawn then it will be a game changer. The developer of Epic Games through the statement hinted there is something coming in Season 8.
Player’s sounds in support for respawn in Fortnite, and I think this will be amazing. After playing the game for so long time a change is good. Respawning will help a squad to be bit stronger, calling up your fallen players can turn things upside down.
Eric Willamson Design Lead spoke about certain improvements coming in Season 8 in the map marker and team communication region of Fortnite. Fortnite Season 8 is coming next week.