Gaming - News
Why Ninja is Concerned For the Future of Fortnite
Fortnite’s "Zero Build" mode is so popular with fans that it has become a permanent casual mode in Fornite, and it has even brought back many former players, including Twitch star Tyler "Ninja" Blevins." Now, however, Ninja is explaining his concerns about how Epic might take Zero Build even further by extending it to competitive mode.
Right now, the sole "Fortnite" competitive playlist is still build-only. Ninja predicts that a separate Zero Build competitive playlist could threaten the existing one because it would split players between the two — in other words, he doesn't think "Fortnite" has a big enough playerbase to have a healthy esports league for both.
Ninja brought up the possibility of Zero Build negatively impacting the competitive scene during a recent stream. "I don't know if they want to split up their community that much where there is […] a Zero Build and a build, solos, duos, trios, and squads. And now there is a Zero Build and build solos, duos, trios, arena, right?" Ninja said.
Competitive matches can often look like "Tetris," with pros toppling each other's towers and building their own multi-story mansions. Understandably, this pushed away those who preferred traditional FPS and tactical gameplay, and now, players like Ninja fear that embracing more traditional battle royale conventions in competitive settings might be the wrong move.