Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the most popular games in history, but there appears to be a growing sense of discontent from professional players and the competitive community.
Additions to the game like the Glider Redeploy, Balloons and, more recently, the Mounted Turret and Dynamite, have resulted in numerous pros from teams like TSM, Luminosity Gaming, Team Liquid and FaZe players voicing their concerns.
On November 22, Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier and FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney revealed that they have been struggling to enjoy Fortnite in recent weeks and months, and made it clear that they think other top players feel the same.
“This game’s so fucking boring, dude, I don’t know how you stream this game, like, all day,” said Tfue during a Twitch stream. “Dude, I haven’t been having that much fun playing Fortnite the past, like, month. I don’t know why.”
Symfuhny, after saying that he doesn’t stream all day at the moment, concurred with Tfue’s sentiments, saying: “I think that’s every, like, pro player though to be honest. I don’t think any pro player gets on right now and enjoys, like genuinely enjoys, it.”
Both players went on to say that they still enjoy watching other people enjoy, but struggle to enjoy the process of playing for themselves at the moment.
Tfue also made it clear that he still thinks that the game has a lot of potential, and that he enjoys Playground mode, but certain additions like the Balloons and Mounted Turret seem to have made public play less enjoyable for him.
With so many top players and streamers beginning to express their issues with the game, it will be interesting to see whether Epic Games can make changes that satisfy them and the community as a whole.
In the past, the developers have done an outstanding job of listening to players and fans, but it would seem that they have been struggling to find a balance between adding new content and keeping old school players happy recently.