The Glider Re-deploy test has been available in all game modes to see how it would affect the gameplay and to see how the community would react to this change. Epic will continue this test as most of the Fortnite Community, including streamers, enjoy having this feature in normal modes. It also made the Fall Skirmish event more enjoyable to watch and it allows player to rotate quicker and escape the storm. Epic will continue to work on the Glider Re-deploy to take on any comments the community has. You can read the full blog posted by Epic below:
“We’ve finished our first week of Glider Re-deploy being available in all modes. During this time we’ve been collecting internal data and monitoring constructive feedback from all of you. We understand that not all players agree with this change, but we would like to continue with this functionality in the game based on the positive results we’ve been seeing.
As this feature remains available, we’ll begin making quality of life changes to its functionality. First of which will be prioritizing Glider audio over weapon audio within certain ranges, this will begin in v6.21. We also plan on adding additional changes in future updates.
Thanks for the discussion and feedback you’ve provided. Please continue letting us know how we can improve this feature, your thoughts on its effect in matches, and any other feedback you may have as we continue to work on Glider Re-deploy.”