One of the top Fortnite players and streamers, TSM's Ali "Myth" Kabbani has hit out at naysayers of new Battle Royale titles.
Of course, Fortnite has become not only the biggest Battle Royale game over the last six months ahead of PUBG and H1Z1, but also the biggest game in general, all over the world (perhaps with the exception of East Asia, where it is yet to take off).
With any big gaming trend though, there are always attempts by other developers to get in on the action, and there have been increasing numbers of BR games released and announced since the genre's boom.
Interestingly though, one of Fortnite's minor achievements has been to cultivate a very loyal following, one which seems averted to any new titles in the genre, labelling them as copycats or rip off's.
But Myth has expressed he is critical of this stance, and a number of other high profile community members are with him on it.
He exlpains that having such an aversion to Battle Royale games achieves nothing, and that fans should simply be happy that there are new games to try. If they like them, good, if not, fine.
I really don't understand why there's always so much backlash when a company announced that they are pushing a battle royal mode. If it's shit, don't play it. If it's god like, then we have something awesome to enjoy. It seems like some people just rant to rant.— Myth (@TSM_Myth) May 6, 2018
He made clear that he was referring to the new 'Battlerite' game which was recently announced, and which some portions of BR fans have denounced as a copycat of Fortnite.
And names in community agree, such as OpTic Gaming member Davis "Hitch" Edwards.
bro i made a whole video about this. “battle royale is ruining gaming” is so dumb.— davis. (@OpTicHitch) May 6, 2018
it’s the most adrenaline pumping style of gaming to ever come out... bring them ALL
The new Battlerite battle royale mode is set to release this summer on PC, and will also feature 'situational building' - obviously very similar to Fortnite.
However, it is only a 20 player game - rather than Fortnite's 100 player matches.