Fortnite pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney thinks Epic's decision to put 100 players at a time on the map could be hurting the game.
As he got ready for a round, a viewer asked tfue if he thought Fortnite’s yet to be released Competitive mode would somehow spread players out more on the map.
The streamer responded that Competitive Fortnite matches probably shouldn’t have 100 players in a game to begin with.
“I’ve played in battle royales professionally for like three years, and this is the first battle royale that put 100 people on the map,” the streamer explained. “I don’t think in competitive there should be even close to 100 people, that’s absolutely, the dumbest shit ever.”
The high number of players on the map means more competitors are desperately looking for valuable loot - which only a few players end up getting.
“Looting in battle royales shouldn’t be a problem in competitive, but it is,” tfue added. “There should be 80 people max, whether it’s squads, whether it’s duos, whether it’s solos.”
“Especially in solos, there should never be 100 people in a game, that’s absurd,” he pondered as he dropped in. “As long as they do 100 people, it’s going to be an issue looting.”
More recently released battle royale games feature far less players than Fortnite; Blackout has 80 players on the map, and Apex Legends only has 60.
We still don’t know any details about what Fortnite Competitive could include, or whether Epic will decide to mess with the player count or not.