FaZe Clan's Tfue is not impressed by Fortnite's new tournament mode - Dexerto
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FaZe Clan’s Tfue is not impressed by Fortnite’s new tournament mode

Published: 17/Oct/2018 9:22 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 9:29

by Calum Patterson

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Professional Fortnite player and FaZe Clan member Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney tried out the new in-game ‘tournament’ mode recently, but the pro player was not impressed whatsoever.

Tournament mode is the latest playlist addition to Fortnite, challenging players to various different competitive matches in Solos, Duos and Squads.

It allows aspiring competitive players an opportunity to try their hand at something a little more serious than regular matches, and doesn’t force the use of third party websites, running tournaments or wager matches of their own.

However, Tfue doesn’t think that Epic Games have executed the system as well as they could have, calling the on-going solo mode “shit”.

Currently, the only option available is the ‘Alpha’ tournament, which is a solo based game type which runs from October 16 – October 21.

But, when a viewer sarcastically commented on how entertaining it was, Tfue said “yeh, this tournament fucking sucks dude. It’s not really fun to watch, it’s definitely not fun to play. It’s basically just shit.”

There is still a lot of other tournaments to come, with the first Duos event starting on October 23, called the ‘Bets’ tournament.

There will also be the first iteration of Friday Night Fortnite on October 19, which will be a squad tournament ran every week.

But, with not a great deal to play for currently, for someone like Tfue specifically these tournament game types may not have enough flair, especially when streaming to tens of thousands of people.

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xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.