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Ninja and SypherPK push for Fortnite player count increase

SypherPK, Ninja, and CourageJD discuss the idea of adding more players to each Fortnite match.

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Fortnite is a game that has been largely driven by player feedback. Despite their shortcomings in some areas, Epic has been reacting to player suggestions since Fortnite’s inception. The last patch, v12.50, was a perfect example of this. Epic revived patch notes, nerfed the Heavy Sniper, and tried to address aim assist on PC – all changes that were requested by the community.

The Reboot Van was another fan-requested feature that Epic added to Fortnite after the successful release of Apex Legends. They weren’t the only game to borrow the idea of reviving teammates, but they showed that they were open to good ideas when they came.

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Recently, SypherPK, Ninja, and CourageJD discussed the idea of increasing the player count from 100 to 125 or 150 – similar to what Warzone has done. The idea of increasing the player count has been floating around since Season 2 began but picked up steam when Call of Duty: Warzone came out.

“I’m thinking, how can Fortnite match the intensity of a match like Warzone does with the amount of players and the amount of action that’s always available on the map?” Sypher prompted the group.

“This map is 40% bigger than the last map and has the same amount of players,” Ninja pointed out. “It’s flawed.” Courage then suggested that Fortnite increase its player count to 150, to which Ninja agreed – even with a middle ground of 125.

On the topic of lag, Sypher and Ninja agreed that the issue wouldn’t affect public matches. Competitive matches already have more players than the server can handle, but public matches often go off without a hitch.

“I’m sure the pub servers can handle 125 – even 150 [players],” Sypher suggested. Having ten or fifteen more players in a late-game scenario is far from too many.

After Epic removed skill-based matchmaking from squads, the lobbies started to thin-out surprisingly quickly. Good players found the bad players and bots – eliminating them and leaving about 20 people left by the time the first circle closed.

It’s no secret that a lot of Fortnite games show a massive lull in engagement towards the middle of each match. A higher player count could help spice things up.

It seems like most players would agree with this idea – as long as the increased player count doesn’t affect performance. Something like this probably wouldn’t come to Fortnite until Season 3, however, so we’ll have to wait and see what Epic decide.

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This spray concept would be one of the most-used emotes if added

This Fortnite spray concept is as simple as it is brilliant.

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Sprays are one of the most forgotten cosmetic items in all of Fortnite. At least Banners have their own skins and emoticons allow you to use them after death. Sprays, on the other hand, tend to sit in everyone’s locker, unused.

There are a couple of sprays that get some attention, but Reddit user u/JewishGuyOnReddit had an idea that could beat all of them – and some of the most popular emotes that are already in Fortnite.

The idea is as simple as it is brilliant. Here’s what it is: “_____ was here.” That’s it. Imagine how awesome that would be. You could spraypaint your Gamertag or IGN all over the island.

This would be up there with some of the classic emotes as an instant purchase and a staple of the front wheel. You could even incorporate the dead body outline to show that you eliminated a player and tagged their spot.

Epic have incorporated a ton of fan-made cosmetic items, and we’d like to submit this one for their review. Let’s bring sprays back with this one!

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Ninja goes off on ‘boring’ Fortnite Chapter 2: ready for a new Season

Ninja calls the recent Fortnite seasons “boring” but remains hopeful for Season 3.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is second only to Chapter 2 Season 1 as the longest season in Fortnite history. This season, like the previous one, has also offered little in the way of new content to players who hop on the Battle Bus every day.

During a recent stream, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins unleashed his fury upon the recent state of Fortnite. He echoed the complaints of many longtime Fortnite players. His perspective might be a bit amplified by the number of hours he’s put into the game in the past year, but it’s relatable to many in the community.

“I don’t want to play Fortnite right now,” Ninja told his chat. “It’s boring, there’s nothing new/ I’m having a little bit of fun, sometimes, but we’ve been playing the same map … the only new places that they’ve added are places with Henchmen that beam you, and laser you, and s**t on your walls.”

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In a moment of self-reflection, Ninja admitted that he’s starting to “sound like Turner (Tfue).” He acknowledged that he’s having more fun with Fortnite than other times in the past, but misses the variety that old Fortnite seasons brought us.

“It blows my mind that we were forced to play the very first Season 1 for, like, 120 days,” Ninja continued before looking at the chart that showed the length of each season. “Double the length of seasons with half the content. Two seasons have almost taken up a year!”

Ninja is giving a voice to a large portion of the community who are eager for Season 3 to come out. Rumors are swirling about an additional delay to the next season due to the protests in the United States. Epic and Loserfruit just announced a delay to her Icon Series skin for that reason.

We have yet to hear any official news about a Season 3 delay, just yet. Of course, we’ll keep you covered if that changes.

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Epic Games & Loserfruit postpone her Fortnite Icon Series skin

Streamer, Loserfruit, has announced that she and Epic have decided to postpone the release of her Icon Series Fortnite skin.

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The entire world is reeling in the wake of the protests and demonstrations surrounding the murder of George Floyd. There are, certainly, more important things going on than Fortnite, but that’s what we’re here to talk about.

Many fans are speculating that Epic will add a further delay to Season 3, following the announced delays of the PS5 new Call of Duty Season. Epic have yet to speak out on this topic, so we should expect the event to take place on June 6 until we hear otherwise.

One thing that has been delayed is the newest addition to the Fortnite Icon Series. Leaks pointed to a Loserfruit skin hitting the Item Shop this week. The streamer even posted a cryptic message on her Instagram story, signaling that the skin would be released on June 3.

Loserfruit logged onto her stream on June 3 and to update her fans and explain why her Icon Series skin wouldn’t be in the shop. “Me and Epic decided it wasn’t the right time to release the skin, this week,” she said.

“I think you guys know from leaks,” the streamer chuckled, “that it was meant to come out on the third. So we decided to wait.”

The delay is an understandable one for several reasons. Getting your own skin in a video game is a big deal, and Loserfruit would undoubtedly feel guilty for celebrating her accomplishments in a time like this. As we said, there are far more important things happening than anything related to Fortnite.

We can expect to see the skin hit the Item Shop within the next couple of weeks. We still have no news on whether or not Season 3 will be released as planned. We’ll keep you updated on all of these topics as more information comes out.

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