Glider redeploy is coming back to Fortnite as an item and the reactions to it range from jubilation to pure salt.
Glider redeploy was originally introduced to Fortnite through LTM’s and spent three weeks in Season 6 as part of the main game.
Now it is returning to the game as an item with limited uses that takes up an inventory spot. For a more nuanced discussion over whether this is positive or negative, check out this list of pros and cons of glider redeploy in Fortnite.
This is not an article for nuance, this is an article for memes.
Let’s start with people who are happy for glider redeploy to be coming back.
People in support of Glider Redeploy
Popular streamers timthetatman and CouRage JD both were quick to respond to the initial announcement tweet.
— timthetatman (@timthetatman) January 14, 2019
— Jack "CouRage" Dunlop (@CouRageJD) January 14, 2019
SypherPK seemed like he was against redeploy coming back but when he learned it was an item, he got on board quickly.
People against Glider Redeploy
Myth had the most pronounced negative reaction to the change:
The community on /r/FortniteCompetitive holds meme Mondays every week so they delivered a set of negative reactions when the news came out today.
While everyone else was memeing, TSM’s Daequan was throwing out some possible ways to lessen the RNG of the glider.
If they're gonna bring back glider redeploy….. Instead of putting it behind a wall of RNG due to finding the item or not, could just make you spawn in with X amount of charges that you have to use whenever. Thoughts? (I think 3 or 5 charges would be good so you can't just spam) pic.twitter.com/O4US6TpvCx
— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) January 14, 2019
He went on to say that he is against glider redeploy coming back to the game, but if it is, that is the format he would prefer.
Interestingly enough, the two most popular streamers by hours watched (Ninja and Tfue) were both silent on this issue and their responses/opinions could carry a lot of weight in the court of public opinion.