Epic’s Fortnite Season 2 announcement has made streamers SypherPK and Ninja extremely nervous about what’s to come.
On January 24, Epic announced that Fortnite Season 2 would be delayed until February 20. They also announced that Fortnite would be switching to the Chaos Physics Engine, which could drastically change how the game feels.
The announcement included a lot of information, but the v11.50 news was probably the most important. We could be getting this update as soon as this week.
A lot of streamers reacted to the announcement, including Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. Both streamers stated that they were nervous about the wording of the blog post.
Specifically, Ninja and Sypher highlighted the line, “At launch, the goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like Fortnite.” They both called the line “scary” and expressed apprehension about what it meant for the future.
Sypher expanded on his feelings, explaining, “I’ve been through games that have had major overhauls and it completely, just, doesn’t feel like the same game.”
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Ninja spoke more on the topic during a solo session after the blog post went live. He went so far as to speculate that Epic could even remove some aspects of building – though he admitted that it was wild speculation with no inside knowledge.
It appears as though Ninja’s first impression of this language led him to believe that Epic would be attempting to reduce the skill gap in Fortnite. “If you’re gonna bring the skill gap back down and bring everyone else up, it’s gonna take a lot more than just changing the building, man.”
At this point, all we can do is speculate as to what Epic meant with this vague phrasing. If they “want Fortnite to still feel like Fortnite,” then they’re clearly going to make some substantial changes to the game.
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As Ninja said, no one knew where Fortnite would go when it first came out. It was impossible to predict how skilled some players would become with the building mechanics.
For now, all we can do is speculate as we wait for more information. Hopefully, this change doesn’t take away the reason so many of us still love Fortnite.