Ninja and Mongraal debate the merits of the lack of content in Fortnite Chapter 2. Are things stale or is Epic taking it slow?
Fortnite Chapter 2 was the update that Fortnite needed to stay on top of the gaming world. They took player feedback and implemented it into their game, completely rehauling the loot system and introducing much-requested features like 100% chest spawns.
On top of all of that, Epic gave us some features that we didn’t know we wanted. They brought us fishing, swimming, and the ability to pick up enemies and teammates to name a few.
After the initial update and the subsequent Harpoon Gun addition, the new content stopped. We had an LTM for Fortnitemares and a change to the Eye Land landmark in the center of the map, but the rest of Chapter 2 Season 1 has been relatively unchanged.
Fans are split as to whether or not this lack of change is a good thing. Keeping the competitive meta the same is certainly an improvement from the days of game-breaking items coming on the eve of a tournament. On the other hand, casual and fun-loving Fortnite fans have had little to keep them coming back once they maxed-out their Battle Pass.
This is what Mongraal and Ninja debated on Twitter. Mongraal tweeted that Fortnite was getting stale and that he wanted a list of items from Chapter 1. Ninja replied, saying that – while he agreed – he thinks Epic is taking it slow and steady this time around.
Slow and steady. The game was so insane at the end of season X, I think epic is trying to mimic the way they added items from the first chapter. But I AM totally with you I want much more variety.
— Ninja (@Ninja) December 11, 2019
Mongraal replied to Ninja’s tweet, saying, “Yeah I definitely think for the most part of this season they want the feel of the simplicity like season 1, I hope they start adding some new stuff soon tho.”
These are the two sides of the argument meeting in the middle. The season has become a bit stale. We’ve been playing the same map with the same loadout for nearly two months. At the same time, we’re not getting the game-breaking meta shifts that have turned people off in the past.
Epic is in a tough spot, here. For seasons, the competitive community was begging Epic to quit the weekly updates and improve on their base game. Now that they’re doing this, those same players are complaining about the game feeling stale.
Hopefully, the Fortnite holiday update will change all of this. We could get some map alterations, challenges, cosmetic additions, a new game mode, and some returning weapons to play with until Season 2 arrives.
Epic has announced Fortnite v11.30 for tomorrow. What do you hope to see in this update? Let us know in the comments.