Like PUBG before it, Fortnite now has a suite of replay tools that allow you to pan around gameplay moments you’ve captured, position cameras, mess with colours, and, if you want, create elaborate clips. Players have already used them to churn out some quality stuff.
You can find replays by opening your career menu and then selecting the “replays” option. From there, you can select from recently played matches, which you’ll be dropped into, controlling a camera focused on your character. Clicking on the little camera icon beneath the scene’s progress bar allows you to pick from other cameras like a free-floating “drone”, drones that attach to specific characters from a distance, and a gameplay camera that recreates the match as it played out in-game. Each camera also contains its own sub-menu of options, including exposure, focal length and auto-focus. Replays are confined to small circles of the map near your character, but the tool is still powerful and versatile.
At the moment, players are mostly using the replay tool – which has only been out for a day – to make montages and tell short stories.
— Ruben VIII (@whereismydeadgf) April 11, 2018
I dont have really have time these days but I had to hop and try the replay system.
— jaz. (@JAZiGuess) April 11, 2018
The new 'Port-a-Fort' grenade in @FortniteGame is so awesome ????Combine that with the new replay mode & this is what happens. RT if you guys like this ???????? I'd love to start adding edits like this into videos. #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/y7sdiFB9PQ
— Jaybull ???? (@Jaybull1990) April 11, 2018
And of course, what would a new system like this be without gratuitous slow-mo?
Reason Number 2 why I love @FortniteGame's new replay system.
— SanchoWest (@SanchoWest) April 11, 2018
I’m honestly not sure what’s happening here:
— Charlien00b (@burtoncharlie7) April 11, 2018
Not every Fortnite player is a wannabe director, though. Some prefer the quiet, subtle art of photographing explosive battles to the death.
— Pulse (@Pulsve) April 11, 2018
— mia (@BlissKai_) April 11, 2018
— YoyoMon (@YoyoMon_15) April 11, 2018
Already, there’s a new subreddit dedicated to Fortnite photography. It’s produced some gems.
The award for best replay of all, though, goes to SaladeCanadienne, who made the brilliant decision to set their video to “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls. You’ll have to click through to see it, but in the meantime, I can at least give you a hint as to why they made that particular song choice: