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TSM Daequan and Ninja criticize Fortnite for being too noob-friendly

Published: 30/Mar/2019 11:18 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 11:51

by Daniel Cleary


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.

Daequan signed to TSM’s incredible Fortnite roster alongside Myth, Hamlinz and Camills back in February 2018.

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.

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.

  • Read More: 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.

    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.

    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.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.