Ninja says Epic have “lost their way” since the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, after a “massive f**king disconnect” between the fans and the players which is still not fixed.
Ninja is one of the biggest faces of Fortnite since its release and he has been
quite open about his opinion on Fortnite, which sometimes leads to backlash
for him but he doesn’t seem to care much about that.
Since the release of Fortnite Chapter in October, Ninja says Epic have “lost their way” due to disconnection from fans and their desires.
Ninja Says Epic have “lost their way” in Chapter 2
“You know… I’m going to be honest, I talked to the guys [at Epic]. I don’t know
what’s going on but I know more than others: Epic lost their way, they got lost.
They lost the communication, they lost the community. They just got lost,” he says during his Mixer Broadcast.
“Along the way there was just this f**king massive disconnect. Something was
dropped, and it was never picked up. I’m not saying it’s particularly a bad state,
but that’s why Fortnite is in the state it’s in. Updates, patch notes, everything.”
Why Fortnite need to focus on gameplay?
Fortnite chapter 2 has been a huge disappointment for players as Epic is only
focusing on events and skins rather than gameplay, the new map was also
not much appreciated by players.
However, the worse it was for players the more profitable for Fortnite Ninja mentions the huge crossover events like Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer reveal, and Travis Scott concert event as “big wins” for Epic. They even have a Christopher Nolan feature film screening later this year.
“Yes we’re getting cool shit, we had Star Wars, a Star Wars trailer, the Travis Scott event was one of the coolest things ever been seen in gaming history,” he said, before adding Epic “need” to turn their attention to gameplay next.
“The events were dope as sh*t, but that’s not gameplay in Fortnite, and that [gameplay] is Fortnite. The amazing things that Fortnite can do have split from the gameplay… but I feel like they’re coming back though man.”
Ninja segment starts at 3:56 in the video below
Ninja also says that Epic should really focus on increasing the player count and should copy Warzone’s player count in Fortnite.