Almost 300,000 Fortnite fans vote on state of controversial update in Ninja poll - Dexerto

Almost 300,000 Fortnite fans vote on state of controversial update in Ninja poll

Published: 30/Mar/2019 22:24 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 11:04

by Virginia Glaze


Fortnite’s v8.20 update is catching a lot of flak from the game’s player base, including popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who created a divisive poll on the subject via Twitter – with a landslide result.

Ninja’s poll, created on March 30, asked players if they would rather Epic Games revert the state of Fortnite before its latest v8.20 update or keep the changes, instead.

“Regarding the latest Fortnite patch… revert or don’t revert,” Ninja wrote. “If you vote don’t, please reply why.”

While many players have bemoaned the update, the votes in favor of reverting the change were nothing short of overwhelming – over 270,000 users voted to roll back the patch, making up 87% of voters, as opposed to 13% in favor of keeping the update.

Arguments for keeping the update were largely related to Fortnite’s long-term sustainability, with some fans arguing that Epic needs to implement big changes in order to keep the game fresh.

“A gaming company… can’t evolve if it doesn’t come up with new and innovative ways to play the game,” one user argued. “It develops to make the player play more to be better than they were.”

Epic Games unrolled their controversial patch on March 27, introducing a brand new poison trap, Ranked Arena mode, and a slew of bug fixes – as well as removing a popular feature where players would gain 50 health or shield as a reward for every recorded elimination.

Epic GamesFortnite’s v8.20 update has received mass backlash across the game’s player base, with the likes of Ninja creating a hugely popular poll asking for Epic Games to revert the change.

The removal of this feature, alongside lowering the amount of materials dropped from eliminated players, incited a wave of backlash from the Fortnite community.

“One day game developers will realize that you can’t protect noobs from getting bopped,” TSM’s Daequan said of the issue on Twitter. “You add ranked, people will smurf. You separate casual and ranked, ppl will just go bot farm in casuals. You try to change game mechanics to save them, you ruin your game.”

Ninja himself even branded the game as “boring” following the patch, going on to play UNO with popular Twitch streamers Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo and Tim ‘TimTheTatMan’ Bertar over playing duos in Fortnite.

Commentator and streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop had a similar take on the title, thrashing the changes in a hilarious Tweet where he claimed that he had a nightmare about Epic’s update.

While Epic have yet to speak out on the backlash, they confirmed a new, mini-battle royale mode for the title, although no date for this addition has been revealed.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.