Neo Tilted has been transformed into the new Tilted Town featuring tons of new contents and mechanics like the first ‘no-building’ zone in Fortnite.

The first Content Update of Season X has brought with it several major changes with the addition of Tilted Town being the main focus. The Wild West-themed locale made its way onto the island via a Rift which was opened in the skies above Neo Tilted.

The new zone brings about the first official ‘no-building’ zone in Fortnite’s relatively long history. As it’s a full revamp of Tilted, there are a plethora of changes made to every part of the zone. We’ll break them down, section by section.

No building allowed in Fortnite’s Tilted Town

I came to get elims & build…and I’m all out of builds

This addition will no doubt be controversial among players, both competitive and casual. Building is a central part of the game’s experience, but it’s not uniformly defended by all as a must-have mechanic.

While fast-paced building and editing do require a lot of skill, the same mechanic can sometimes get admittedly out of hand in casual games. Fortnite’s backbone is that of a shooter game and often times it’s hard to get structured gunfights in our favorite battle royale as opposed to other games.

We think this is why Epic chose to remove building for Tilted Town, as a test to see how such an experience would look in Fortnite.

In our opinion, it’s a lovely change since it brings in map knowledge requirements and more gun-fighting, but we’re not sure this is the cleanest implementation. Instead of a no-build zone, Epic should consider adding a permanent no-build mode. Depending on internal plans, Tilted Town could be a preview of such a mode.

Structures within Tilted Town

While Tilted Town still contains the roads present in Tilted Towers and Neo Tilted, these are now made of gravel and dirt. The other structures around the town have been completely changed out for Wild West hotels, saloons, and more.

We went around the old-style town and took some images of what you can expect to see. For scale, Tilted Town is significantly smaller than Neo Tilted when comparing the amount of loot, rooms, and open space.

Tilted Town Clock Tower

Tilted Town Clock Tower

Tilted Town Stable

Tilted Town Stable

Tilted Town Store

Tilted Town Store

Tilted Town Hotel & Saloon

Tilted Town Hotel & Saloon

Tilted Town Bank & Gunsmith

Tilted Town Bank & Gunsmith

Tilted Town Sheriff’s Office

Tilted Town Sheriff’s Office

Unvaulted Weapons only available in Tilted Town

Epic also added a few older vaulted weapons back into the game. These can only be collected in Tilted Town. Players can carry these weapons outside of Tilted Town once they’ve obtained them. The unvaulted weapons are as follows:

Stop em’ in their tracks!
  • Double Barrel Shotgun – Epic & Legendary
  • Six Shooter – Uncommon, Rare, & Epic
  • Hunting Rifle – Uncommon & Rare
  • Infantry Rifle – Common

The reintroduction of the common Infantry Rifle stands out as its better variants can be found in the regular Fortnite map. We guess that Epic wants it to symbolize an older version of the weapon. We recommend the Double Barrel above the others due to its immense stopping power at point-blank range.

When will Tilted Town leave the island?

Moisty Palms is coming up as a Rift location

As of August 6, we don’t have any information on when Tilted Town will exit the Fortnite experience.

The only clue we have is the leak of Moisty Palms, the next Rift location being added to the game. We’ve speculated in the past about these being added and removed one at a time. Epic hasn’t confirmed any such mechanics at this time.

For now, Tilted Town is here to stay. We highly recommend jumping into Playground or Creative to check out the location before heading to core modes. Map knowledge within Tilted Town is key as you won’t be able to build. Ensuring that you have a safe shooting platform and cover will come down to you knowing where what lies in the next room or across the street.

What’re your thoughts on ‘no-build zones’ in Fortnite? Would you like to see these as a permanent addition for players that prefer no building or should a separate mode be introduced? We, as mentioned above, certainly lean towards the latter of the two options. We’ll keep you updated on any changes to Tilted Town in the coming days.

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