It did not take long for Fortnite Battle Royale to establish itself as one of the most successful, if not the most successful, video games of all time.
Despite being completely free to play, Fortnite has generated a record-breaking amount of revenue, and most of its success can be attributed to the incredible work that Epic Games have done in developing the game and ensuring that the players' experience is kept fresh and fun.
Community feedback has also played a large role in the game's progress, and as of late, Epic have been coming under some criticism due to many of the controversial changes they've made to Fortnite since Season 7 kicked off in early December.
Chief among the things that players have been complaining about are the Infinity Blade (now vaulted), X-4 Stormwing planes, itemized Glider Redeploy, Boom Boxes, Mounted Turrets, lowering of Shield drop rate, and more.
In addition, competitive players continue to show dissent at how frequently Epic make changes that alter the meta and how unbalanced the game's weapon and item pool seems to always be.
All of this begs the question - if Fortnite has and continues to be so successful, why are Epic suddenly under so much criticism and attack from both the competitive and casual player base?
This is the topic discussed in Episode 61 of the renowned Fortnite Podcast by battle royale 2LoudTX and MonsterDFace, as the two battle royale experts dissect the current state of Fortnite.
The statistics will tell you that Fortnite is thriving, and the game has aesthetically never looked as amazing as it does now. But in terms of in-game content, are Epic making the game as good as it can be?
It would be unreasonable to expect the developers to bend their will to everything that the community says, but should they be listening to the player-base more when it comes to the things that really matter?
Should Epic look to balance the game more to appease the competitive community, or should they prioritize catering to the casual players?
Listen to 2LoudTX and MonsterDFace's in-depth discussion in the podcast below and then tweet us @Dexerto to share your thoughts on the current state of Fortnite.