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TSM Daequan poll shows majority of fans polled no longer enjoy playing Fortnite

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We know Season X has been a bad experience for Fortnite, but TSM Daequan’s troubling poll results put it all into prespective.

Epic Games has made bad decisions for their battle royale in the past, but many of these problems have blown over in time. For example, the siphon changes and the addition of Baller didn’t heavily impact the long term success of the game. This ability to deflect controversy may be slowly wearing off however.

TSM Daequn conducted a simple Twitter poll to gauge the community’s enjoyment of Fortnite. The results should not only shock Epic into action, but also make them realize that they can’t just do whatever they please.

Community poll shows majority don’t enjoy Fortnite

The BRUTE mech combined with Fiends and other questionable decisions from Epic have led to a toxic environment. In-game interactions no longer feel like they require even the slightest skill as a mech comes plowing through in no time.

While it’s easy for us to speculate about the impact of such a fail, TSM Daequan wanted real data to help everyone back up the outrage. Epic Games may be defending the BRUTE and Season X changes at the moment, but we expect that these types of polls might sway their opinion.

TSM Daequan wanted to the keep the poll as simple and as fair as possible. Instead of just ‘yes’ and ‘no’, he included the ‘Nothing else to play so…’ option to allow hardcore fans to show their undying support for the game even through tough times.

Less than a quarter, 24%, said that they enjoy playing Fortnite during Season X. That’s an abysmally low approval rating. The poll had a final tally of 145,962 votes which means only around 35,000 said they like playing the game anymore. Keep in my that the people voting are fans of Daeqaun and Fortnite.

BRUTE mech getting ready to blast Fortnite’s popularity into oblivion

Moving on, the results get worse and worse. An alarming 42% (around 61,300 votes) said, unequivocally, that they no longer enjoy the game. We’d argue that when a poll with a gigantic sample size shows strict disapproval nearing 45 or 50 percent…it’s time to do something as the game developer.

Lastly, 34% (around 49,600 votes) said that they don’t enjoy the game, but only play because there is nothing else. To us, this shows an avid fanbase that’s hungry to love the game. However, they are fed up with Epic’s changes and inaction.

What should Epic Games do in response?

Just vault it already…

It appears as if Epic Games doesn’t take anything the community says very seriously even when it threatens their bottom line. We understand that Fortnite has a massive following and many of these players don’t actively participate in the online community. Still, it’s hard to see how Epic can just continue to ignore the issue.

In the poll, those 32% who said there’s ‘nothing else to play’ simply have not yet discovered other franchises. The industry has plenty of battle royale competitors and even more competitors in other genres. If Epic’s not careful, players may begin to migrate to games with no connection to Fortnite.

Call of Duty, Apex Legends, PUBG, League of Legends, and more sport sizable communities and shouldn’t be dismissed as viable games for these players to leave for. The free titles are obviously the biggest threats.

So, what should Epic Games do in response to these polls and rants against their decisions? Well, as hard as it would be, they should cave to the pressure.

Game design isn’t an easy art and requires hundreds of dedicated workers. With that said, a great studio realizes its mistakes and learns from them. The incredible success of Fortnite shouldn’t be taken for granted by the studio. Their smart decision making and unrivaled community support catapulted them to the top. Acting in reverse could have the exact opposite effect.

Of course, we can’t say what’s going on internally at Epic. Hopefully they realize that the BRUTE truly is tearing apart the community they’ve worked so hard to build before it’s too late.

Events

Fortnite Galactus event: Nexus War start date and time

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Nexus War event in Fortnite

The exact date and time for the Nexus War finale in Fortnite has been confirmed, and there is little time to prepare for the Galactus event.

The event, which will bring Chapter 2, Season 4 to a climax, as Galactus – aka the Devourer of Worlds – is bombing towards the map to, presumably, destroy it all.

The countdown to the event appeared in-game on November 21, and Epic have now confirmed the exact date and time when the Nexus War will commence.

“It was only a matter of time.” Epic say in their blog post. “Galactus is closing in on the Island and the fate of all Reality lies in the balance. Join the ultimate fight against Galactus in the one-time-only Nexus War finale event.”

When is the Galactus event in Fortnite?

The Nexus War finale event will start on December 1 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT.

To make sure you don’t miss out, Epic has given some tips to be prepared for the event:

  • DOWNLOAD THE LATEST UPDATE
    If you haven’t already downloaded the 14.60 update, load the game on your preferred device and download today.
  • DOWNLOAD HOUSEPARTY
    Fortnite’s new integration with Houseparty means you can have live video chat in Fortnite (PC, PS4/PS5) while attending the event.
  • GET IN EARLY
    We’ve taken measures to ensure more people can attend the event, but we still recommend everyone log into Fortnite at least 60 minutes prior to the event start. The event playlist is expected to go live 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Of course, even if you can’t play the game yourself at the time, you’ll still be able to catch the action on Twitch and YouTube streams from content creators.

As Epic confirms, this is a one-time-only event, so there won’t be any reruns unlike previous end of season events.

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Patch Notes

Fortnite update 14.60 patch notes: Venom Skin, Creative changes & more

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Venom joins the fight in Fortnite Battle Royale, and there are lots of changes in Creative in the 14.60 update. There’s still no official patch notes from Epic Games, but we’ve brought together everything you need to know here.

Despite being the final update of Season 4, it looks like the bulk of the new content will be coming at the start of the new season instead.

Although there’s no complete patch notes, we can still put together all the changes here, along with the email sent out to content creators with the main features.

Venom

Venom is the highlight of this update. You can play for a chance to earn his skin the Venom cup.

The skin pack includes a Venom emote, symbiote slasher pickaxe, and tendril tote back bling. Check out the skin in-game:

XP Xtravaganza Part Two

XP Xtravaganza Part 2 starts this week: “Get the whole squad together and take on these party-wise challenges to finish out the Battle Pass in style,” Epic explain.

Houseparty x Fortnite video chat

Fortnite has teamed up with Houseparty to bring a brand new video chat feature.

Houseparty video chat will be available to Fortnite players on PC, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. Players will also need an iOS or Android mobile device with the Houseparty app installed. With the app installed, connect your Houseparty account to your Epic Games account to get started.”

CREATIVE

Taken from an official blog post to the Fortnite website, Epic Games detailed specific changes for Creative mode.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • You can now hide the Elimination Feed and mute Elimination Audio to encourage sneaky sniping!

ISLANDS

  • Updated the Hub Island portal layout to accommodate the recent updates to hub creator guidelines.

ISLANDS BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the time of day lighting appeared differently on featured islands and personal islands.

GAMEPLAY

  • Added a new option to My Island > Settings
    • Player Elimination Audio: Off, On (Default: On) – causes eliminated players to be despawned silently.
  • Added new options to My Island > UI
    • Hide Elimination Feed: Yes, No (Default: No) – completely hides the elimination feed during the game.
    • Hide Party Eliminations: Yes, No (Default: No) – hides the number of eliminations for each party member in the Party UI during the game.

GAMEPLAY BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where an eliminated player could spectate a player on the enemy team.
  • Fixed an issue where Team Size did not limit the number of players when Join in Progress was set to ‘Spawn Next Round’.
  • Fixed an issue where the sky would flicker on PS4.

WEAPONS AND ITEMS BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the X-4 Stormwing was de-synced after player interaction.
  • Fixed an issue where husks did not fall off edges to follow players.

CREATIVE TOOLS AND PHONE BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where players could not open the Creative Inventory after cutting and pasting a device.
  • Fixed an issue where the Creative Inventory appeared distorted when customizing a device.

PREFABS AND GALLERIES BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a collision issue with the pillar wall asset from the Princess Castle Wall galleries.
  • Fixed an issue with the bush from Winter Variant Foliage Gallery A having a yellow glow.
  • Fixed an issue with a bridge girder asset from the Steel Bridge galleries being difficult to place with the phone.
  • Fixed an issue with some of the Steel Bridge prefabs & galleries placing outside of the preview boundary.
  • Fixed an issue with the bridge street asset from the Steel Bridge set having a misaligned grid snap box.
  • Fixed an issue with assets from the Swamp Cliff Gallery displaying the wrong texture.

DEVICES

  • Added new options to the Class Selector device.
    • Activation Audio: On, Off (Default: On) – allows the audio effect played when a player changes class to be muted.
    • Zone Audio: On,Off (Default: On) – allows the ambient audio effect for the zone and the audio effects for players entering and leaving the zone to be muted.
  • Added new options to the Mutator Zone device.
    • Selected Team: None, 1-16 (Default: None)
    • Affects Team: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
      • These two options replace the old Safe Team option to allow the zone to affect all teams (Selected Team = None), just the Selected Team, or every team except the Selected Team.
    • Selected Class: None, Any, 1-16 (Default: None)
    • Affects Class: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
      • These two options replace the old Safe Class option to allow the zone to affect all classes (Selected Class = Any), players without a class (Selected Class = None), just the Selected Class, or every class except the Selected Class.
    • Update Selected Team When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Team on the device to be the same team as the player who instigated the signal.
    • Update Selected Class When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Class on the device to be the same class as the player who instigated the signal.

DEVICES BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue with the Player Spawn Pad’s lighting being too bright on PS5 during mixed island filters.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mutator Zone Class Selected option was offset by 1.

Fortnite 14.60 bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch actually only has a few fixes included but will cover the battle royale, Creative mode, and even Save the World.

Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v14.60:

General

  • Disabled voice chat cannot be re-enabled on Xbox Series X/S.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.

Battle Royale

  • Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb disabled in competitive playlists.

Creative Mode

  • Team Size setting does not properly function when Join In Progress is set to Join Next Round.

Save the World

  • Wild West Llama not granting Steampunk weapon.
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Item Shop

Black Widow bundle coming to Fortnite Item Shop

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After initially only being available as a reward for competing in the Marvel Knockout Duo tournament, all players will soon be able to get the Black Widow Bundle in Fortnite.

The bundle include’s Black Widow’s Snow Suit outfit, which is based on her look in the upcoming Marvel feature about the superhero, releasing in May.

In addition to the skin, the bundle also includes a Back Bling with her Iconic electroshock batons, and there will also be a Black Widow glider in the shop.

The announcement from Marvel doesn’t include a price for the bundle yet.

You can expect it to be available in the Item Shop on November 14, if you didn’t manage to pick it up already in the Knockout tournament.

Also, Fortnite has teamed up with Disney+, offering 2 months free with any purchase of V-Bucks or real-money purchase.

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