A new ‘Streamer Mode’ has been introduced to Fortnite: Battle Royale which has received mixed reviews from members of the community.
Following its release in September of 2017, the ‘Battle Royale’ portion of Fortnite has seen an immense amount of success and notoriety over the course of recent months, unlike any title before it.
It is hard to argue against it being considered one of the most popular games out at the time of writing, with some of the most notable people from various industries professing their love for the title.
Its popularity has also been a major factor for gaming entertainment in general, allowing content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube to grow to new heights, due to its ‘easy to watch’ nature.
However, some content creators have expressed concerns over fans or viewers attempting to follow them through games and ruin broadcasts via ‘stream sniping,’ which prompted Epic Games to add a ‘Streamer Mode’ in the recent V.4.3.0 patch which disables a player’s name in the kill feed.
Streamer mode now anonymizes your name for other players.
Although the change was well-received by the streaming community, others were upset with the idea of not being able to see if they were in a lobby with their favorite streamer, or if they managed to kill them in a clip.
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, the most popular streamer on Twitch, expressed his excitement with the new feature following its announcement.
These patch notes…
Mushrooms that grant 5 shield…
More optimization’s and stability..
Good bug fixes
AND STREAMER MODE HIDES THE STREAMERS NAME IN THE KILLFEED LETS GOOOO https://t.co/OGen7LgNOO
— Ninja (@Ninja) May 30, 2018
As of writing, it is unknown if any changes will be made to streamer mode in the future.
More information on the V.4.3.0 update including patch notes, new additions, and much more can be found right here.