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Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 1 is coming to an end within the next three weeks (hopefully). This has easily been the longest season to date, though it’s been the one most devoid of content as well. From the lack of updates to no map changes, fans are overjoyed to see Season 1 come to a close. While the fresh content is highly anticipated for Season 2, there’s another factor that comes into play. Epic Games, developer of Fortnite, needs to improve on its communication to make Season 2 the best it can be.
What can Epic Games do differently?
For a majority of Season 1, the community hasn’t known what’s coming or leaving Fortnite. Epic Games stopped releasing traditional patch notes for unspecified reasons, so aspects are changed without players knowing.
Instead, we’ve been relying on dataminers leaking the patch notes before the update arrives. While this is sustainable for social media users, not every player has access to Twitter, Reddit, etc. Epic Games is leaving a large part of its player base in the dark with every update.
This, obviously, needs to change. Perhaps Epic thought the negative backlash would stop if no one knew what an update contained, but of course, this has opened the door for even more negativity.
Epic simply needs to be better at letting the community know what’s happening with Fortnite. For example, we didn’t know when Season 1 would end, as it kept being delayed for weeks. Those delays have made Season 1 in the area of 45-60 days longer than any other season.
Seasons & Length:
1: 78 days
2: 69 days
3: 67 days
4: 71 days
5: 76 days
6: 69 days
7: 83 days
8: 69 days
9: 83 days
X: 73 days
Chapter 2 Season 1: 128 days [If the end date is the 20th]
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) February 2, 2020
The players who make your game so popular deserve to know what’s going on behind the scenes, whether it’s positive or not. If Epic Games doesn’t alter its current communication methods, increasingly more players will leave Fortnite altogether.
Do you enjoy Chapter 2 so far? Let us know, and keep up with Daily Esports for all Fortnite news.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.