The issue of developers being too ‘noob-friendly’ has been a hot topic of debate within the Fortnite community for months.
With the Fortnite skill-gap widening on what seems like a daily basis, some community members believe that Epic Games has been too ‘friendly’ to the casual playerbase.
Various items, weapons, and vehicles have been introduced to Fortnite throughout its lifespan which have been deemed too ‘noob friendly,’ and sent a portion of the community into a frenzy.
Although some may argue that Epic needs to do everything they can to keep casual players – one of the largest portions of the Fortnite player population – happy, others believe that this practice can be detrimental to the title’s health.
TSM Daequan took to Twitter to hit out at certain developers that follow this method of protecting casual players, stating that if “you try to change game mechanics to save them, you ruin your game.”
One day game developers will realize that you can't protect noobs from getting bopped. You add ranked, people will smurf. You separate casual and ranked, ppl will just go bot farm in casuals. You try to change game mechanics to save them, you ruin your game.🤷🏽♂️History doesn't lie!— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) March 29, 2019
The Tweet is likely referring to the recent Fortnite v8.20 update which generated substantial controversy from high-profile community members, due to Epic Games removing health/ shield generation from kills.
Multiple streamers and professional players defended TSM Daequan’s statement, including Ninja, summit1g, dakotaz, and many more.
Dang bro. Your oozing wisdom right now— Ninja (@Ninja) March 29, 2019
You either get bopped or get good enough to be the bopper. But so few games actually do that.— CLG Marksman (@Marksman) March 29, 2019
Skill-based matchmaking & lowering skill gap so everyone has a chance is how devs are sellin their games now a days.
DAEQUAN GOT THAT NEWWWW FIRE 🔥🔥— dakotaz (@dakotaz) March 29, 2019
This— summit1g (@summit1g) March 29, 2019
Damn dae really out here. Is it wrong I instantly thought of Halo though? Lol— Liquid Strafe (@Strafesh0t_) March 29, 2019
Preach brotha— FaZe Thiefs (@Thiefs) March 29, 2019
Been saying this for 3 years. H1 devs ruined their game removing shit from it— THump (@TSM_THump) March 29, 2019
Although the v8.20 has become increasingly unpopular amongst some members of the Fortnite community, there has been no official word from Epic Games regarding future changes.
Do you agree with Daequan, or should Epic Games continue to go down the current path with Fortnite? Let us know in the comment below!