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Why Fortnite's most recent patch has so many players screaming 'Revert!'

Updating Fortnite is usually a continual balancing act among providing players a thing new and maintaining all the features they love. Regrettably for developer Epic Games, one particular change in Fortnite patch v8.20 seems to possess missed that mark for much in the neighborhood. In the couple of days since the patch launched, a number of the game's highest profile players have spoken out about how much they dislike the patch along with the reality that they want Epic to revert the modifications.

The transform in query gave players 50 helpful well being right after every elimination and brought on enemies to drop 50 of every single material when eliminated. The adjust also removed the 500 cap on each of the sources, along with the 40 percent enhance in gathering are able to buy Fortnite Items & weapons to upgrade.

While this feature has been part of Fortnite's Pop-Up Cups since they debuted last year, its introduction to the standard game mode happened in patch v7.40. Despite only being around for the better part of a month, this alter was greeted positively by the community with some saying it was one of their favorite modifications Epic has made. When Epic announced that it had done away with these alterations, the community quickly went into a frenzy.

After the update went live on March 27, the negative response was almost instant. The same day the patch came out Ninja, one particular of Fortnite?ˉs most popular streamers, carved a moment out of his stream to make a video about just how much he disliked this specific part of patch v8.20, and he hasn't stopped tweeting about it given that.

Other content creators like Courage, Gronky, and Dakotaz have voiced their frustration over the patch that they say has made games boring and ruined the Squads mode completely.

Epic may have anticipated some of this response, as it also released the game's new Arena mode at the same time these adjustments arrived for the standard mode. In Arena mode, all from the well being and material alterations are still in their pre-patch v8.20 state, but this mode attributes skill-based matchmaking. As players progress higher within the mode, they can end up waiting through longer and longer queue times, with some taking almost 40 minutes. The mode also only features Solo and Duo queues, leaving no way for squads to enjoy the old settings.

As for a response to these complaints, Epic has been almost entirely silent. The one brief explanation Epic has offered came with v8.20's official IGXE patch notes: 'We feel [the change] has resulted in an unhealthy level of aggressive play, diminishing other viable strategies. It appears these changes were made as a result of Epic's own best guess at what the neighborhood wanted rather than what was actually best, which means a future revert is still possible.

Epic has made unpopular choices in patches in the past. It's bound to happen when they're releasing a single every week. But the developer is usually quick to react to fan criticism, either by reversing the alterations that it made, or at least by letting the community know what it is thinking. And Epic's uncharacteristic silence over the last week has only increased fans' worries.
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