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Ninja explains why Epic stopped releasing Fortnite Chapter 2 patch notes

by Albert Petrosyan
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Superstar streamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins has an interesting theory for why Epic Games have stopped releasing patch notes for their weekly updates in Fortnite Chapter 2.

As weeks continue to fly by in Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2, it's looking more and more like patch notes have become a thing of the past for developers Epic Games.

Although the official Fortnite Trello page has contained some information on bug fixes and things like that, the bigger and more impactful changes have been left for players to figure out for themselves, such as weapon adjustments, new additions, and more.

Many have been trying to figure out why patch notes have stopped getting released, one of them being Ninja, who shared his theory during one of his recent streams.

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Epic have stopped announcing new things in Fortnite, such as the Harpoon Gun they added a few weeks ago.

The Mixer star believes that at least part of the reason why is because Epic don't want to frustrate players and stop some from playing purely because of something that they include in the patch notes, which he contends was the case before Chapter 2.

"One thing that 100% I guarantee did happen, when all the patch notes were being released back in the day, incredibly in-depth patch notes, is that people saw the patch notes, and if they didn't like something, they didn't want to play," Ninja explained.

"'Oh my god man, what? They nerfed the Pump? I'm not even going to play!'" he mocked. "Well, you don't know if they nerfed the Pump because there's no patch notes, so get in there and find out if they did or not. Play the game."

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Why haven't Epic been releasing patch notes in Fortnite?

Whether or not Ninja's theory is correct, it certainly does make sense, since there's no doubt that Epic received a lot of negative backlash after every patch notes release, especially during the latter seasons of Chapter 1.

Whatever the reason is, Epic have simply decided that it's best for players to figure out all of the changes on their own, even when it comes to major things like the addition of the Harpoon Gun several weeks ago.

That is not to say, however, that this will be a permanent thing in Chapter 2. With Season 2 looming around the corner, only time will tell whether or not Epic will revert to releasing the full details for each weekly update.