Epic Games have been spoiling the Fortnite community for a long time, leading to a backlash for the lack of content during Fortnite Chapter 2.
Fortnite has been an ever-evolving game over the two years since it was released. Epic have been adding LTMs, items, and weapons on a weekly basis for nearly two years, so their sudden halt in additions has left a lot of players wondering what’s going on.
The Fortnite team had been working around-the-clock to make sure that Fortnite was always changing. We’d get a new item nearly every week, which would fuel the hype for each update.
Fortnite Chapter 2 ended all of this. Epic have added only one new item since Chapter 2 began and haven’t made any changes to the new map. Nearly a month before the first season is set to end and we haven’t seen a single hint of an in-game event.
The biggest – and most legitimate – complaint from Fortnite players revolves around communication. We’re well over the halfway point in Chapter 2, Season 1 and Epic have yet to release any patch notes for the game. Nor have they told us why they’re holding back the patch notes.
This complaint aside, though, it seems as though the Fortnite player base has become spoiled with the constant updates to Fortnite. Those who played the first season of the game know that we didn’t have LTMs or regular additions back then, either.
Epic are focusing on balancing and polishing their game, something that a large percentage of the player base requested during the era of constant Fortnite additions. ‘Stop adding things and fix your game,’ they would say. Now, many of those same players complain that the game feels stale because of the lack of updates.
No other game has ever provided the steady flow of updates that Fortnite has. We don’t expect Call of Duty to release patch after patch with new weapons, maps, attachments, game modes, etc.
Since we’ve seen this from Fortnite in the past, though, we somehow expect it to continue indefinitely. Epic seems to finally be focusing on polishing the game and aren’t forcing their employees to work 12-hour days to develop new items.
Competitive Fortnite is in a more stable state than it ever has been. Players don’t have to worry about game-breaking items, map changes, or sweeping balance updates each week. They know that they’ll be competing on the same game that they’ve been practicing.
Epic went back to the basics in Fortnite Chapter 2. We have a fantastic game that will undoubtedly change in the future.
Will Epic bring back the patch notes, the constant updates, and the in-game events? Probably, but we shouldn’t expect them to. All we can expect is a new season with new content. Everything that happens after that should be icing on the cake.
What do you think? Are you getting bored of Fortnite? Do you miss the days of LTMs and constant additions or are you happy playing the unchanging game that is Fortnite Chapter 2. Let us know in the comments.