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.
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.
I get nothing but disappointment 99% of the times I read patch notes for Fortnite 😔— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) April 10, 2019
I hate to be that guy - I wanna be positive for all of you..— dakotaz (@dakotaz) April 10, 2019
But these patch notes are extremely disappointing - I’ll try my best to smile. 💩
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.
how is there no fov slider in this shit patch— Chap (@LiquidChap) April 10, 2019
Same stuff, different week. We all get so excited for the chance at a good patch.— Vivid (@VividFN) April 10, 2019
and then just let down every time. like theres not even major bug fixes that people mention constantly... whatever.
Just blows my mind how Fortnite isn't listening to the community whatsoever. We all want what's best for the game that we love, and it almost seems like they just don't give a single fuck anymore.— FaZe Thiefs (@Thiefs) April 10, 2019
I don't understand how every post Fortnite makes is just replied to with "revert" or "L", yet they still don't listen. Like how can they literally see that and just say "Eh, fuck it".— Ghost Aydan (@aydan) April 10, 2019
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.