Has Epic Forgotten About Competitive Fortnite?

Published 09/01/2020, 3:49 PM EDT


Fortnite season 4 has proved that Epic cares very little about the competitive scene. Perhaps this was coming for a while, but no one wanted to address it. Months ago, when Tfue quit the game, he mentioned that Fortnite wasn’t an Esport anymore. For someone as dedicated as Tfue, this statement must have come after a lot of contemplation.

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Several pros, including Bizzle, Bugha, Clix, Sway, and others have complained about the lack of attention from Epic. The game has now been called a child’s playground now and was compared to Fall Guys. Epic Games have shown what they prioritize most and this has besmirched the good name of the competitive scene.

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When one considers the entirety of Chapter 2, the highlights from here would be the competitive realm’s shabby state. Considering this game is one of the most competitive ones in the world, Chapter 2 has not lived up to the standard Epic Games set with Chapter 1. 

Fortnite competitive scene needs immediate attention from Epic

Along with mechanics, the difference lies in the constant state of mismanagement. Since the beginning of Chapter 2, pros had started voicing their concerns about the server. Competitive Fortnite server problems is an age-old issue, but in Chapter 2, Season 2 and 3, it became an enormous problem. 

From the perspective of a competitive player, the developers haven’t been doing anything. Instead, they’ve been collaborating with Marvel, DC, and others. The frustration and anguish this has created are easily noticeable. 

The company doesn’t seem to be doing enough for a player to want to dedicate their time and resources to this game. Obviously, Epic has their reasons, but this is not the first time this problem has popped up. However, with the latest blog from Epic that touched upon cheating, it seemed like there might be some hope. 

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Endgame lags and tourneys being raided by cheaters

On top of these problems, entire tournaments have been cluttered by cheaters. In the last few months alone, the rampage created by cheaters in cash cups and FNCS shook the community to its core. No one could make sense of how Epic did not ban them right away. 

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Endgame lag is related directly to the server problem. This is still understandable, as Fortnite is a building game with BR mechanics. While this is justifiable, nothing can explain the lack of attention from Epic Games. With the entire competitive scenario at stake, can Epic save the competitive side from this sorry state?

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