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Ninja admits he has no idea what Epic Games are doing with Fortnite

Published: 4/Apr/2019 14:02 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 14:55

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale, but he’s starting to question whether or not he understands what Epic Games are doing with the title. 

The developer has made a number of changes to the popular battle royale game which have caused some confusion for Ninja, as well as many other streamers and professional players.

Based on his recent criticisms, though, there’s a chance that the dedicated Fortnite streamer is starting to lose faith in the developer.

DexertoNinja isn’t the only high profile Fortnite player angered by Epic Games’ recent changes.

Why is Ninja unhappy with the v8.20 Fortnite update?

“The revert back to Season 1 settings, adding arena, increasing queue times in the later sections, and now removing stretch resolution from competitions,” Ninja listed during a tweet on April 3.

“All of this somehow better be paying off,” he continued. “Because, if this is somehow not benefiting Epic, I don’t know what they are doing.”

Has Ninja changed his mind about Fortnite stretch resolution?

Ninja’s tweet also attracted a response from Team SoloMid’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, too, who questioned if the streamer’s previous ‘stance’ – to not have stretched resolution in competitive play – still stands.

“This tweet annoys me severely,” Ninja responded. “It is mostly about how they are executing everything. Allowing stretched [resolution] at the last Secret Skirmish, then switching a week after Arena even launches? I was practicing with it and now it’s all wasted.”

Ninja previously explained to his fans – back in August, 2018 – why he thought players would never be able to play with stretch resolution in competitive play. Now, the developer has made the call to remove it. 

Fortnite’s ranked Arena mode

For those who aren’t aware, Fortnite’s new Arena is the first step in building a proper place for ranked play on the game and was released with the v8.20 update.

After several heated outbursts from high profile figures in the game’s online community, it’s unclear if Epic Games will pull off a U-turn and reverse the changes Ninja, and others, have listed.

What is clear, though, is that a lot of people are still confused by the direction in which the developer is taking the game.


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.