Fortnite Players are Fed Up.
Fortnite players are fed up with Epic Games.
Fortnite is making headlines today for a different reason, then many would expect. Over the last few days, #ripfortnite has been trending on Twitter. However, this is not trending because of an announcement regarding the future of the battle royal game, but because gamers are fed up with the game.
The hashtag is just another reminder that Fortnite, which was once a game on most consoles and PC’s is dying. Other developers caught on quickly to Fortnite’s success. Activision released Call of Duty: Warzone, Electronic Arts released Apex: Legends, and now, Riot Games is making Valorant, which will be a free-to-play first-person shooter similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch. Not to mention that Fortnite’s entire concept is loosely based on Player Unknowns: Battle Grounds.
The future does not look bright for Fortnite. Many players have stopped playing the game, or have decided to focus their time on other games like Warzone and Valorant. Especially considering these two games are already prominent in the Esports world. Fortnite has not had a big event since the World Cup in June of last year,
Meanwhile, Valorant has already attracted thousands of players and streamers with their strategic beta key release.
Once Valorant releases this summer, there will likely be a substantial fall in terms of active players on Fortnite.
As of right now, I would say Fortnite has a little under 2 years left in operation. The players consistently have negative things to say about the game. Unless Epic turns it around quickly, it may vanish before our very eyes. Personally, I think they should act more like Infinity Ward does with Call of Duty fans. Go through the subreddits, see what players are saying, interact with them. It seems as if Epic does not know what it means to be a game developer in 2020. It will be a sad day when it no longer has enough players to support a server, but that day might be here before we know it.