Some time ago Epic Games announced that they’ll be adding re-deployable gliders to Fortnite. As with many of their updates in the past (we all remember the shopping cart fiasco) the launch didn’t quite go as painlessly as they hoped for.
They explained their decision to cut the gliders with this post:
Two weeks ago we began our Glider Re-deploy test in default modes. We did not live up to expectations of quickly iterating on the mechanic and communicating plans.
We are disabling Glider Re-Deploy in all default modes starting in v6.30.
It will remain in the larger team modes (e.g. Soaring 50s, Disco Domination etc.) and Playground to allow ongoing experimentation with this feature.
We really appreciate all of the engaged discussion and encourage you to keep the feedback coming!
Right now this is everything known about the future of the gliders. We’ll let you know once more is revealed.