Is Fortnite dead? Well, after this patch it might be; in one patch, Epic Games have managed to almost ruin Fortnite for many fans and streamers.
The first major patch for Fortnite Season 5 was released yesterday. With it came some severe changes to weapons, the circle and most importantly, building.
Epic Games don’t want the phrase “Just build lol” attached to their game. They also don’t want new players getting killed constantly, in order to attract more gamers. In recent months, they have found ways to reduce people sitting in buildings; but still allowing players to be aggressive with their pushes.
Lowering the health of wood, brick and steel (when it is first building) has crippled the game. Pushing players who are set up in a base is very difficult. With wood being the material we all use for the majority of building, players are now able to shred through anything you try to put up.
What were Epic Games thinking?
Well, it has very much been a double-edged sword approach. They want to stop people sitting in a building and being able to put walls up again and again. However, if you are aggressive, pushing anyone is impossible because the structures just don’t go up in time and with enough health.
Various streamers shared their thoughts on the patch
Got a meeting soon then I'll be on to test this new patch. It looks scary but I'm going in with an open mind. This patch legit changed everything if I'm visualizing this all correctly. The Fortnite we once knew has changed. pic.twitter.com/y99FVoBPnl
— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) July 24, 2018
this update trash.
— FaZe Jaomock (@Jaomock) July 24, 2018
Woke up to see not only that the new SMG was added…but building was nerfed again. I’m gonna lose my mind with all this smg spam man.
— Tyler (@I_AM_WILDCAT) July 24, 2018
I'm not angry. Im just puzzled.
— TSM HighDistortion (@HighDistortion) July 24, 2018
This is a notion some fans are on board with, with some going as far as saying the game is ruined at the moment.
Is Fortnite Ruined?
Unpopular opinion: fortnite is trash now and has been slowly getting ruined by the game developers need to make it more noob friendly
— Tom 💣 (@WeeWeePills) July 24, 2018
SMGs have officially ruined Fortnite for me sorry
— Obey Formula (@akaFormula) July 24, 2018
Fortnite isn’t fun anymore. Ever since the past 2 updates the connection is ass. They’ve ruined Shottys. Everything that takes no skill in the game has been buffed numerous times; Traps, Splodes etc. Spamming Sub/Drum/Lmg takes no skill… They’re killing the game and it’s sad to
— Alex Twig (@iAmTwiglet) July 25, 2018
Fortnite has literally been ruined by the latest update and you can’t even disagree
— Jack (@CRL_Hamilton) July 25, 2018
Considering the community response, it will be interesting to see how the Summer Skirmish plays out this weekend.
We’re confident that if pros and streamers are complaining about the changes then the developers will listen. If you’re wondering ‘is Fortnite dead?’ well, if they keep going like this, it may be on its way!