You might have seen various streamers complaining about changes made to Fortnite this week, but Ninja has not been one of them.
The basic premise of Fortnite is incredibly simple. One hundred players land on an island, gather weapons and materials, and then proceed to eliminate each other until only one of them is left. With a premise that simple, Epic has had to constantly evolve Fortnite for it to become the juggernaut that it is today.
With each passing update comes changes to the map, new weapons, various Limited Time Modes, and a whole litany of other tweaks. With the sheer number of people playing Fortnite right now, it is impossible to please everybody. However, some players have louder voices than others and, after this week's update, some of the game's pros and streamers have been out in full force to voice their displeasure.
The changes ushered in via this week's v8.20 update are not new additions, but removals of features added during season seven. Among the features removed are earning health and shield when you eliminate an opponent, as well as the cap that was added on the amount of materials a player can hold. Streamers such as CouRage and Dakotaz have condemned the changes, while Ninja is shockingly on Epic's side.
During a stream this week during which Ninja gave the changes a whirl, he defended Epic and admitted that he would be playing devil's advocate to his fellow pros by doing so. Ninja explained that the tens of millions of Fortnite players without a voice won't be tweeting their thoughts and feelings about the update, either because they don't have a big enough audience or because they prefer the game this way.
Those of you familiar with Ninja's work will know that this is a little out of character for him. However, in this case, we tend to agree with his sentiment. Epic has to cater to millions of players, not just the handful of pros who have channels and therefore shout the loudest. If Epic did indeed cater to the few's need in this way, Fortnite would not have become the household name it is today.