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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 Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

Epic Games
Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.