LEGO Fortnite fans have a big issue with its Gone Fishin’ update

LEGO Fortnite fans have a big issue with its Gone Fishin’ update
Images via Epic Games

Written by 

Joseph Kime


22nd Feb 2024 15:10

The blocky fun of LEGO Fortnite has gone a little quiet since it first launched, which was naturally expected. But, players might not have predicted that the most exciting thing about the game going forward is the updated LEGO-compatible skin list.

The game is admittedly pretty huge, and given that players had no idea they could expect a Don't Starve-alike with village building and crafting, it has served as proof of Epic Games' absurd versatility. However, there are accusations that without any major updates, LEGO Fortnite has gone stale for some. 

Thankfully that's all about to change, as fans are being offered a brand-new feature in the Gone Fishin' update. It's just a shame that we wanted something else entirely.

Fortnite introduces new fishing update

It's just what we didn't know we needed. Taking LEGO Fortnite even closer to its Minecraft comparisons, Epic Games has revealed a brand-new update coming to the game today (February 22) that allows players to start fishing.

You'll be able to craft your own fishing rods and cast them into water, giving you the chance to earn a huge collection of fish featuring the Floppers, Thermal Fish, and even Jelly Fish. You'll can create bait with a bait bucket, as well as new NPCs in the shape of Turk, Outcast, and Bob.

Epic Games is apparently working on a means of displaying your favourite fish, so don't eat them too soon. It's great news for LEGO Fortnite fans who are looking for something new to do - but it’s not exactly what fans had in mind.

Fans are frustrated that Epic Games is prioritising fishing

LEGO Fortnite characters running around the map
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Image via Epic Games

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Commenting on the reveal of the Gone Fishin' update on Reddit, some are frustrated that fishing is coming ahead of more advanced modes of transport in the game - especially as it's something they've been calling for for a while.

One fan expresses their frustration in the LEGO Fortnite subreddit - "Please, just give us a better method of travel. A horse. A donkey. A rabbit. A giraffe. A scooter that takes slurp juice as fuel. I don't care. Anything." Someone grumbled, "That’s the only thing I want. Mobility!"

"Nothing added for travelling this HUGE map?" asks another. "Can you just give us back the unlimited grappler until you do?" It's fair enough for players who are overwhelmed by the massive LEGO Fortnite map and its sluggish pace of getting around.

Still, we're not going to sniff at a free means of kicking back and soaking up nature in all of its glory, even if everything has a plastic sheen.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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