Fortnite includes tons of goofy and colorful items that cover-up the game’s deep competitive nature, and popular Twitch streamers think they know why the game’s been more difficult to play.
Fortnite Battle Royale came out in September of 2017 and has since been the host to many highlight reels, increasing user base and large prize pool tournaments, leading to notable names recognizing the game’s community improvement over since launch.
Popular streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and 100 Thieves Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff commented on the state of the game, in particular to its difficulty, and had similar messages detailing the community’s overall competitive development.
For NICKMERCS, the competitiveness has dwindled the possibilities of situations where someone can earn 20 or more kills in a game because of how far the average user has come in Fortnite.
“The average Fortnite player is way better than they used to be. There was a time when 99% of Fortnite players didn’t even build.” NICKMERCSsaid. “... I used to be able to get 20 kill wins every stream. But now, getting a 20 kill win is YouTube worthy, that’s big.”
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Ninja’s view on the matter is similar. Twitch’s biggest streamer says that players have found their own way to excel in any given match on Fortnite that has contributed to the sweeping improvement in the player base.
“There’s always going to be that incredible builder or shooter,” Ninja said. “You can not be as talented as somebody at shooting or building, but if you make the right decisions and rotate, you can be one of the best players in the game”
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The game isn’t lacking in users and as long as it remains popular Fortnite will actively enjoy an increasingly competitive fan-base.