Developers of Pursuit to launch Fortnite software after being banned from Overwatch - Dexerto
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Developers of Pursuit to launch Fortnite software after being banned from Overwatch

Published: 26/Oct/2018 17:14 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 17:30

by Bill Cooney

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After a meeting with Blizzard, creators of the popular third-party software Pursuit announced that instead of just sitting around and waiting for the publisher to make a decision, they will be developing similar statistics tracking software for Fortnite.

In a post to the official Pursuit Discord channel, CEO and Founder of Pursuit James Sun said that he and his team had the chance to meet with Blizzard and discuss last month’s ban.

“We’re still hopeful that they’ll build a policy that allows Pursuit to start operating again, but these decisions and processes take time. At this point, we’ve been instructed to wait,” Sun wrote in the announcement on Discord.

Sun said they had chosen Fortnite because it was a game that has traditionally been more open to third party software.

“Since we are not the type to just sit around and do nothing, we have decided to build analytics for games where 3rd party apps have been historically more supported,” Sun wrote. “In fact, next week, we will be launching an alpha version of Pursuit for Fortnite.”

Pursuit hasn’t given up on Overwatch, but who knows how long they’ll have to wait for Blizzard to figure out whether it is allowed in-game or not. 

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Sun also invited any players interested in helping Pursuit test and provide feedback for their new Fortnite software to get into contact and sign up. 

While they wait for Blizzard’s response, building software for a popular game like Fortnite should keep the Pursuit team plenty busy.

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xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.