Part of the reason why Fortnite has been such a runaway success is due to the consistent support from Epic Games. Epic has released updates for the game on a near-constant basis, attempting to squash bugs, better balance the experience, and add new content for players to enjoy. However, some of the changes Epic makes to Fortnite are met with disdain from the community, like a recent change that nerfed the amount of materials players get in the game.
This change has been criticized by many members of the Fortnite community, including professional players. In fact, Fortnite streamer Ninja, who has broken Twitch records by streaming the game, has spoken out against the change on Twitter, as has fellow professional player Daequan.
As pointed out by Daequan, the material nerf essentially forces players to chop objects for resources a lot more than they already had to, which makes the game boring. Ninja agreed with Daequan’s assessment of the situation, though whether or not Epic listens to either player remains to be seen.
HATE resource change. Insane how moving material stacks from 30-20 makes such an insane difference
— Ninja @E3 (@Ninja) June 9, 2018
In all likelihood, the material nerf in Fortnite will be tweaked. After all, Epic has a tendency to constantly change things in its free-to-play battle royale, sometimes adding a new item in one patch only to remove it in the next for balancing fixes before throwing it back into the game again. If this material nerf is criticized enough, Epic may reverse it or at least attempt to find a better balance.
Moving forward, there will likely be many changes to Fortnite that receives a mixed reaction from the community. However, at the rate Epic updates the game, any changes that the majority of fans dislike should be addressed sooner rather than later. In the meantime, it will be interesting to see what else the future holds for the increasingly popular battle royale game.
Fortnite is out now in early access for iOS, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.