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Fortnite Battle Royale • Apr 10, 2019

Streamers and pros slam Fortnite after “disappointing” v8.30 patch

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Streamers and pros slam Fortnite after “disappointing” v8.30 patch
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Epic Games finally released the long-awaited v8.3 patch on April 10, but many of top Fortnite streamers and professionals are far from pleased after controversial changes were not reverted.

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The last major Fortnite update, v8.2, introduced a host of changes, including the removal of the siphon mechanic which was generally loved across the Fortnite community.

Ever since, Epic Games have been spammed with calls to revert the update from casual players to the top streamers such as Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, who believes that the developers have no idea what they are doing.

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Ninja has been playing other games such as UNO and Sekiro as a result of Fortnite's controversial changes.

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Why are Fortnite streamers unhappy?

Despite adding in reboot vans, siphon mechanics were not reintroduced in the latest update which means players are not granted health and materials on elimination as well as not benefitting from an increased harvesting rate so games can be seen as tedious - Ninja and Dr Lupo were quick to mock the game's current state as a 'farming simulator'.

Team SoloMid streamer Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco and Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman are two of the biggest names to have actively called for the changes to be reverted and have been left disappointed by the latest patch.

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Why are Fortnite pro players unhappy?

With the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers fast approaching, the competitive community were shocked to see Epic announce a ban on a stretched resolution which was implemented in the v8.3 patch, without adding a field of view slider that players have been desperate for, as well as fixes to major bugs.

However, there is little in the patch notes to suggest that any significant issues have been resolved and it was revealed that the Baller would not be altered until a future update – meaning it will still be viable during the first week of qualifying.

Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo and Noah ‘Vivid’ Wright both slammed the update while FaZe Clan member Nicolas ‘Thiefs’ Smorto and Ghost Gaming’s Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad were shocked that Epic Games have refused to listen to the community again.

With Fortnite failing to appease the majority of their player base yet again, further backlash is expected in the coming days but it’s highly unlikely that their demands will be met.

However, as shown in the past with items like the Infinity Blade and the X4-Stormwing, changes can still be made if they finally recognize what the community wants.

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