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.

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Jimmy is a passionate gamer and lover/hater of all things Fortnite. Good comms on Twitter @JimmyDangus.

11 COMMENTS

  1. I honestly don’t mind a lack of new content from week to week. What bums me out is a lack of fixes followed by an abundance of bugs. Lack of communication isn’t nice either, but hey.

  2. I had a feeling this season would be more of a reset and polish so I dont mind the lack of new stuff for now. I’m sure we’ll get back into the rhythm of fresh content, especially given how awesome fortnitemares was this year 🙂

  3. “it seems as though the Fortnite player base has become spoiled with the constant updates to Fortnite.”

    I’m not sure “spoiled” is accurate. If a diner you went to had menu’s with an item that’s been on it along with additional items added every couple weeks for nearly two years & suddenly you walk in one day and all the menu’s are gone as well as any announcement of new items AND the burger you always have had suddenly has much smaller patties or takes much longer to order starting today, I don’t think that classified as having been “spoiled” by Epic.

    The facts are, the action figure sales…any movies/cartoons they can make…vBuck cards…all are more important to Epic than the game itself. That is where there focus is…that is why so many “old” skins have been in the new shop. There are figures to sell…can’t just keep adding to the cast anymore. Mobile/Switch, you’re playing against PC players but don’t worry, those PC players are equal to you in skill so you’ll be good, ttyl…C’mon, the writing is as clear as day.

  4. I would be fine if Epic did decide to focus less on content and more on fixing if their communication didn’t get vaulted. I still don’t know how they could drop nearly all of it when they were so consistent at it for 2 years straight. Especially since season 11 was so well-received.

  5. Honestly, I could care less about new stuff every week, but not having any LTM’s is just sad. They have so many old LTM’s that they could probly just flip a switch. Just disappointed how we have a nice new map finally, but nothing fun now

  6. So lemme get this straight. You pathetic crybabies were crying consistently with too many items being added update after update.

    Now that Chp. 2 is here, and no content has been added update after update, you still continue to whine and crap?

    You people are actual crying pieces of trash and are the sole reason why the game gets crapped on. Literally.

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