Ninja is not happy with how Epic Games is handling the current competitive/casual conflicts of Fortnite. In fact, he recently rage-quit the game and just went to play Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice instead.
Epic Games has recently been struggling with some serious issues in trying to deal with the skill-gap in Fortnite. They want to divide the community into two segments, but are failing at the implementation quite spectacularly.
Arena Mode is the new ranked mode for Fortnite, but it’s got one massive issue. Queue times for high-tier players like Ninja are astronomical. How can someone grind and try to get better when times in between games are five minutes or more?
To further complicate the issue, Epic decided to remove the extremely popular ‘siphoning’ from the core modes of Fortnite. The mechanic of giving shields/health per kill essentially ensures that better players win out more in fights than worse players.
This means competitive players have a really hard time practicing at all and must resort to playing on Public Solos/Duos vs. casual players with the wrong settings. An absolute disaster.
Ninja let out frustations on Wednesday, April 3rd as he was fed up with Epic Games. It’s a two part rage and it’s fiery. A true must-watch.
Yeah…Ninja’s not happy with Fortnite’s current direction. His reaction reflects the community’s feelings on the matter as well. Arena Mode is not a good grinding practice ground for top-tier players due to massive wait times.
On top of that, the game gets worse for casual players because as Ninja said “you get a bunch of sweats in these casuals” because “it takes a thousand years to find a match.”
Ninja got so fed up with the game, he actually jumped onto one of the hardest single-player experiences of all time for some actual fun. This game is From Software’s & Activision’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Honestly, the way Epic Games is handling the siphoning and Arena Mode wait time issues is simply unacceptable. They are attempting to ignore the community and hope the problem passes them by.
Well, they better start listening as even Ninja, a streamer that essentially became truly relevant from Fortnite, is rage-quitting the game. Soon, other pros will just the follow the same pattern.
We need true solutions for these problems from Epic. Queue times in high level Arena mode need to be fixed and siphoning must be brought back into core modes. The absolute majority of the community wants these changes.
The flood of “sweats” in core modes is substantial as the best players (tens of thousands of them) are quitting Arena due to high queue times.
Will Epic fix these problems in time or are they truly going let this problem get even worse? What do you think is reason behind delaying changes? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.