While the little things you can use it for may seem obvious %u2013 like building stairs to get to the roof of a building, or making a wall to block an enemy’s shots %u2013 the system also gives you room to think outside the box. You could build around a downed teammate that you can’t help yet, or create a decoy fort to lure enemies into an ambush while you wait behind a tree. The system even provides some elegant solutions to getting caught outside the trademark random circles of the battle royale genre: If you find yourself on the wrong side of a lake or chasm, no problem %u2013 just make your own bridge to the other side.

One player lured me into his elaborate fortress of hallways in hopes of forcing me toward his waiting shotgun at the end of the maze.

Epic has shown a willingness to make big changes to the weapon hierarchy overnight.