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.
Do you enjoy playing Fortnite?— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) August 14, 2019
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.
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?
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.
Atlantis arrives in Fortnite with new Coral Castle POI: all map changes
The leaked Atlantis location in Fortnite is now finally available in-game, but with a slight twist – it’s actually called ‘Coral Castle.’
The latest round of map changes have been revealed thanks to the ever-lowering water-level decreasing once again, unveiling some previously submerged areas.
Over the last few weeks, this has unveiled locations such as Risky Reels and Dirty Docks, but players have been left waiting for the Atlantis area.
It was initially leaked early in the season, after Aquaman himself was added to the game as a skin, and seemed like it was only a matter of time until Atlantis would be explorable.
New Coral Castle POI
The new area has replaced the whirpool that was previously covering it, with ‘Coral Castle’ now in it’s place.
Landing here should ensure some great loot opportunities, with plenty of chests to be raided. However, with it being brand new, it might be very busy for the next couple of days at least.
More map changes
There’s more than just Atlantis (Coral Castle). The Fortilla has “completely changed orientation”, simply turned around by 90 degrees, but is the same otherwise.
You can see the transition of the water level from FNBRHQ:
Slurpy Swamp is also back, now free of the water on top of it, although of course, it’s still very wet on the ground here.
With this update, the water is now back to the proper level, which means the map is well-suited for the long-awaited cars to make their appearance.
When will the Fortnite Season 3 map stop draining?
When will the great flood end? When will the Fortnite Season 3 map reach its final stage? When will Atlantis be revealed?
When Fortnite Season 3 began, the bulk of the map was underwater. That was the primary gimmick of the season, along with Aquaman, the new locations, and new bosses. Overall, it was a unique idea that we’ve never seen in Fortnite before. Many fans were worried about what this would mean for the game, but it ended up being pretty fun.
Since then, the map has gone through several drying-out periods – the most recent of which was today, July 30. We’ve seen POIs such as Dirty Docks, Pleasant Park, Sweaty Sands, and Craggy Cliffs lose all of their water and return to how they were during Season 2 – with some slight adjustments.
At the time of writing, Season 3 is slated to end on August 27 – about one month from today. We may see the season extended for a week or two, but all players are hoping that we don’t have another Chapter 2 Seasons 1 and 2 on our hands.
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With so much time left on the clock, many fans are wondering: when will the Season 3 map reach its final stage? Well, according to the information that we have now, the water will reach its final level on August 1. This is also, reportedly, when the ‘Ruins’ POI (assumed to be Atlantis) will enter the game.
We can assume, then, that we’ll be playing on this version of the map for the final month of the season. Will cars enter the game on August 1? We can only hope – although the message from No Sweat Insurance would suggest otherwise.
Hopefully, Epic have something up their sleeves for the final month of the season. With most players nearing level 100 at this point, we’ll need something new to fill our time. We’re holding out hope that cars are coming to Fortnite sooner rather than later.
Fortnite v13.30 Update patch notes
Fortnite’s 13.30 Update brings a new location, and some major bug fixes.
Epic Games are back with their latest major patch for Fortnite, with the 13.30 update dropping on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices on Tuesday, July 21, bringing with it some major map changes and new LTMS for the Summer Splash event.
We all know that water is the name of the game in “Sea-son 3” of Fortnite Chapter 2, with the entire map submerged. Over the past few weeks though, the tide has started to roll out, revealing new locations as dry land reappears.
With the 13.30 Update, the water has went down once again, as the Summer Splash event continues, offering fans more LTMs to sink their teeth into.
The big news in Fortnite’s 13.30 Update are the brand-new Gas Stations, which have been added in preparation for the addition of Cars at some point in the near future.
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The locations have received a modern new look, with players likely required to head here to fill up their cars when they run out of juice, so they can continue driving around the map in search of a victory royale.
Summer Splash LTMs
Fortnite’s Summer Splash event is well underway, with Epic adding some more limited-time modes for players to enjoy in the latest update.
In an email sent to content creators, Epic confirmed that Payback!, Catch!, and One Shot would be making appearances over the coming weeks, although didn’t confirm what these game modes would actually entail.
Many expected that this update would finally see Cars appear in the game, ready for players to drive around and enoy, but unfortunately they have been delwayed, with Epic explaining that “many of the Island’s vehicles have been recalled.”
The reason behind the delay has yet to be confirmed, but it’s likely that the developers found some issues before setting them live, and have decided to hold back on their release until they have been addressed.
Fortnite 13.30 Update bug fixes
As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board, including fixes for Gliders, disabling Whirlpools, and other fixes.
Here is the full list of bug changes in the Fortnite 13.30 Update:
- Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
- ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
- Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.
- Party Assist Update
- Whirlpools temporarily disabled.
- Placing a map maker cancels movement.
- Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
- XP gain from Foraged Items temporarily disabled.
- “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.
- Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
- XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match. Incorrect leveling-up.
- Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
- Supply Drops at The Authority not opening when searched.
- Floating Rings not visible on platforms on lower settings.
- Black rectangles appearing behind player when turning around in the Storm.
- Gliding not working properly in The Authority.
- Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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