Jaxon Gaming News » Fortnite News » Epic can’t win: catering to competitive vs casuals
Fortnite News

Epic can’t win: catering to competitive vs casuals

Publish Date: 04.08.2021
Fortnite firecracker

Fortnite esports seemed like the next big thing back in the World Cup days.

It’s since fallen off, but still has substantial viewership whenever a new FNCS competition goes live.

The same can be said for the casual side of the game. There are as many pub-stomping players as ever, but a lot of the bots have left for other titles.

Epic Games

Casual vs Competitive

A lot of game devs need to balance the casual and competitive side of their titles, but Fortnite might be in the most difficult position of them all.

After all, Fortnite bills itself as the goofy, cartoonish, ever-evolving Battle Royale experience that should be – in theory – casual-friendly.

At the same time, as competitive players get more advanced, they seem to want as little change as possible so they can master the existing mechanics.

Fortnite commentator, AussieAntics, outlined this problem on Twitter, where he acknowledged that Epic are in a lose-lose situation.

Epic Games

Chapter 1 Season 1 is a perfect example of this problem. It was the most boring season in the history of Fortnite, but competitive players loved it.

This season, we might have the opposite problem. The map has changed a lot already, and will likely change again before the FNCS ends.

Pro players have their rotations down to a science, and a POI update can completely change the game for them.

Epic Games

To be fair, Epic used to be a lot worse at this.

OG Fortnite fans will remember that Epic released a patch in the middle of a major tournament more than once. The World Cup even spanned three seasons of the game.

I don’t have a solution to this problem, but Epic should be working on one.

Do we have a static competitive map that never changes?

Do we completely split the loot pool from each mode?

Each solution brings its own set of problems, but the current state of competitive Fortnite certainly needs some tuning.

Read Also
MSL: “I believe that I can come back to the top and win events again”
Denmark is a nation blessed with talent in the IGL department. Lukas ...
ropz after Cologne win: “We can always bounce back”
Following FaZe Clan's victory at IEM Cologne 2022, we spoke to FaZe's ...
Stake.us Promo
These 6 players can win IEM Cologne MVP
With IEM Cologne, the final tournament before the player break is set ...
New Format for Competitive LoL?
The current competitive LoL format seems quite lacklustre and leaves much to ...
5 best CSGO binds you can’t win without
CS:GO keybinds have become one of the fundamental elements of the game. ...

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

Your Promo Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site