Is Epic Games making Fortnite the best game that it can be? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 61 - Dexerto

Is Epic Games making Fortnite the best game that it can be? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 61

Published: 18/Jan/2019 4:05 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 5:32

by Albert Petrosyan


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. 

Season 7’s X-4 Stormwing and Infinity Blade have been two of many controversial additions Epic Games have ever made to Fortnite.

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 itemization of Glider Redploy has not been received well by many in the player-base.

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.


Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young


The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
Epic Games
Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.