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Fortnite is getting a replay system

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Epic Games announced today at GDC that a new replay feature is coming soon to Fortnite. The tool will provide a wide range of camera customization options, including aperture, focal length, exposure, and even manual focus, and users will have the ability to highlight teammates and enemy players, and use a "drone camera" option to view the map from just about any angle.   

The system promises to help players adjust their tactics, as they'll be able to "jump back into a game" to see what went right and wrong. But Epic emphasized that it will also be a tool for video creators, a point it highlighted with the assistance of Ali-A, a video producer with more than 12 million subscribers on YouTube who's recently taken up the Fortnite habit. 

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"I think the replay feature will certain upgrade everyone's content and allow them to create even better videos, better content," Ali-A says in the video above. "But I also think it's opening up a new avenue of content that wasn't previously available. You can do literally anything you can imagine with these tools." 

The Fortnite replay tool will be available on all platforms. A rollout date hasn't been announced, though Epic says it will come "soon." A video showcasing the capabilities of the Fortnite replay tool is yours to enjoy below. 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.