A lot of Fortnite Battle Royale fans are not happy after ‘Turbo Building’ was nerfed in-game.

The change to Turbo Building came via the Fortnite v10.20 update on Tuesday, August 27, which made the entire process a tad slower than it originally was.


Turbo Building allows players to automatically place structures while holding down a particular button, rather than needing to click every time they want to set a build.

Everything you need to know about the Turbo Build nerf can be found below!

How much was Fortnite Turbo Building nerfed?

Although it might not look like much on paper, the nerf “increased the time between subsequent builds” from 0.05 seconds to 0.15 seconds.

This means that players getting into build fights will have substantially more “lag” between the placement of walls while holding down their respective build button.

Huge builds will always be found in professional Fortnite matches

Turbo Building has been in Fortnite since its earliest Seasons and has become commonplace between most players.

Is there a workaround for the Fortnite Turbo Building nerf?

At the time of writing, it appears that the only true “workaround” for the Turbo Building nerf is to actually click each time you want to lay a structure or build.

If you try to perform “90s” while using Turbo Build, the nerf makes placing the walls and ramps too slow, and you will most likely accidentally fall off of your build.

A ’90’ is when you are building up with ramps in one direction, and immediately turn 90 degrees to a different direction to potentially get advantageous positioning against an opponent.

Huge build battles will still be possible, however, the skill gap might be much larger if everyone needs to click for each structure instead of relying on Turbo Build.

A number of high profile personalities, streamers, and professional players have expressed their discontent with the nerf and were surprised that such a change was even coming to Fortnite.

What do you think of the change to Turbo Build in Fortnite Battle Royale? Was it needed, or did Epic Games go too far? Let us know in the comments below!

Writer and reporter for Dexerto.com and FortniteINTEL.com.