Shroud defends "whining" Fortnite pros and criticizes Epic Games - Dexerto

Shroud defends “whining” Fortnite pros and criticizes Epic Games

Published: 6/Apr/2019 10:05 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 10:14

by Marcus Banks


The Fortnite competitive community has come under fire recently after voicing their concerns with the state of the game, but Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek believes they have every right to complain.

Why are Fortnite pros complaining about the new updates?

With the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers now less than a week away, Epic Games have made a number of significant changes to the game including a ban on stretched resolution as well as confirming that reboot vans would be added to the game in v8.30.

As a result, they have been criticized heavily by the majority of professional players after seemingly taking one step forward and two steps back in their attempts to improve the competitive integrity of their game.

Epic GamesReboot vans are the latest game changing addition heading to Fortnite soon.

Shroud believes Fortnite pro players should be “whining”

Due to their constant complaints on stream and social media, players have been criticized for being too negative. However, former CS:GO professional, shroud, believes they are doing the right thing.

“Whine, whine, whine is what any pro player in any game does,” he said. “It’s for a good reason – you want to be heard.”

Despite the cries from their player base, shroud feels that Epic Games simply don’t care due to the vast amount of money they are making.

He added: “It [complaining] usually works, but Epic Games just doesn’t give a fuck; they’ve got so much money.

“Whining is good, everyone as a pro player should be whining.”

Shroud blasts Epic Games over Fortnite changes

Shroud also expressed that he feels that Epic Games truly don’t care about the pro scene after releasing the controversial changes.

“Fortnite making so many errors like this makes me truly believe they don’t care about the pro scene,” Grzesiek said. “They’re just half-assing it by throwing money at it and updating the game regularly for content.”

He did admit that pro players should be happy with the amount of money on offer at the various tournaments though: “The pros should still be happy they’re getting so much money – you could lose and still make thousands of dollars.”

Epic Games have still not responded to the various calls, from both the casual and competitive communities, to revert the changes made in the v8.20 update.

Changes may already be on the way, but players will have to wait for the release of the new update next week to see what Epic have up their sleeve.


Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

Epic Games
Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.