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!'”
Damn even ninja on em :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing: pic.twitter.com/sxXdrY0M8l
— WBG Zazzy :clown_face::balloon: (@ZazzyFN) March 28, 2019
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.
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.
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.