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Ninja floors Apex Legends and Fortnite devs together in one hilarious roast

Published: 30/Mar/2019 1:24 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 21:20

by Albert Petrosyan

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Things haven’t been going the best lately for either Fortnite Battle Royale or Apex Legends, and popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has not wasted the chance to roast the developers of both games.

The public perception of both Fortnite Battle Royale and Apex Legends has certainly dipped recently, the both games’ player-bases not entirely happy with direction that the developers have been taking.

In light of this, Ninja, like many players who enjoy both games, has been left frustrated by the seemingly lack of progress that Epic Games and Respawn Entertainment have been making. 

How did Ninja roast Apex Legends and Fortnite?

Loading into a match of Apex Legends, Ninja vented his frustrations by throwing a jab at the game’s publishers EA and developers Respawn Entertainment.

While hilariously role-playing a hypothetical Apex development team meeting, he also couldn’t help but throw a jab at Epic Games and their recent failures with Fortnite.

“Sitting in the theory crafting room, the think tank, everyone at EA and Apex Legends:
‘Guys, we’re still not going to be able to catch up to Fortnite! What do we do?
Uh maybe we can add some great updates and content?
Eh, that’s a little hard, what about you Ben?
We can just wait for Epic to make a shitty update?
BOOM! I love it!'”

Why is Ninja unhappy with Apex Legends?

Ninja’s complaints with Apex Legends pretty much fall in line with what the majority of the player-base is unhappy about – lack of good content.

Now that the explosion of Apex’s early success has died down, the content that Respawn have since released hasn’t really lived up to the hype.

A good example of this is the Season 1 Battle Pass, which released in early March after weeks of anticipation, leaks, and teasers. Most would agree that the Battle Pass has been a dud, full of content that not a lot players have found intriguing. 

After weeks of hype and anticipation, Apex Legends’ Season 1 Battle Pass did not live up to many players’ expectations.

Why is Ninja unhappy with Fortnite?

Ninja’s main objection with the current state of Fortnite is pretty much what almost every other players has been complaining about over the past few days – the v8.20 update.

Released on March 27, the v8.20 update removed what was arguable the most popular aspect of the game’s core default modes – a feature that gave players additional health/shield and materials after each elimination.

This “shitty update,” as Ninja called it, will likely go down as one of the worst in the Fortnite history books, although it’s likely that Epic will revert it sooner rather than later.

EPIC GAMESFortnite’s v8.20 update will likely be regarded as one of the worst ever after it removed one of the game’s most popular features.

This wasn’t the first time that Ninja revealed his thoughts on the new Fortnite update; shortly after its release, he tweeted out that the patch had caused Squads to become “so dumb and boring.”

Interestingly enough, he’s also played devil’s advocate on the controversial update, giving his insight on why Epic may have decided to implement such an unpopular change.

At the end of the day, seeing something like this should be alarming for both Epic Games and Respawn, as nothing good can come out of someone as prominent as Ninja making fun of their development teams on stream. 

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Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young

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After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
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Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.