Professional Fortnite player, Daequan “Daequan” Loco has revealed why he thinks a lot of developers are ruining their games by catering to a certain audience, following the latest update.
Since then the Fortnite pro has seen a lot of success through streaming on Twitch growing his Twitch channel to over 3 million followers in his first year with the organisation.
Daequan heavily criticised some of the game developers on March 29 and listed one major problem he has with developers catering their games towards making it easier for noobs
Even Fortnite developers, Epic Games have been receiving backlash as of late for some of their latest updates to their game that could potentially lower the skill gap
Epic games have been known for keeping their game fresh with significant updates very often, however Daequan feels that updates should not alter the core game mechanics so dramatically in favor of “noobs”, claiming that it would ruin their game.
One day game developers will realize that you can't protect noobs from getting bopped. You add ranked, people will smurf. You separate casual and ranked, ppl will just go bot farm in casuals. You try to change game mechanics to save them, you ruin your game.🤷🏽♂️History doesn't lie!— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) March 29, 2019
Daequan received a lot of support from the community after voicing his criticism on game developers, with Twitch stars and professional players such as Ninja and summit1g sharing his concerns.
However, Popular Spanish YouTuber, LuzuGames, disagreed with the Daequan stating that “games die when average players leave”, using the current state of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as a reference and that developers should be catering their games towards the more casual players.
Ninja then responded to LuzuGames, claiming that PUBG lost most of their players to lag and poor updates as well as the arrival of Fortnite back in July 2017, rather than the developers making the game too hard to enjoy for average players.
Ehhhhh I disagree man. Pubg lost their players due to the terrible lag and updates that never fixed the game... then fortnite comes out and smashed it and everyone left BUT the harecore pub g fans who are obviously talented.— Ninja (@Ninja) March 30, 2019
100 Thieves’ Kenith also agreed with Daequan’s assessment of the developers, adding that he felt that, “There are still noobs that enjoy being bopped”, and that they enjoy the sense of progression despite finding the game challenging
Counter Logic Gaming's Marksman also felt similarly to Kenith, hilariously replying, “You either get bopped or get good enough to be the bopper.” Before stating that such few games focus on being competitive and that developers are lowering the skill-gap in their games.
You either get bopped or get good enough to be the bopper. But so few games actually do that.— CLG Marksman (@Marksman) March 29, 2019
Skill-based matchmaking & lowering skill gap so everyone has a chance is how devs are sellin their games now a days.
Many are wondering if developers of popular games such as Fortnite and Apex Legends will take on this criticism from Daequan after seeing how much support it has received from the community.