It was only a couple of days ago that Epic announced their limited time Fortnite/ Avengers: Infinity War mash up, details in RELATED below.
For those unaware, on each special game of Battle Royale mode in Fortnite, there would be an Infinity Gauntlet hidden somewhere on the map. The person who finds it first would then turn into Thanos and wield the god-like power of the Infinity Stones.
Well Epic have decided they need to nerf the abilities of Thanos already after just a couple of days play time. It seems as though Epic have simply decided that Thanos was a bit too powerful and gave too much of an advantage to the player who found the Infinity Gauntlet.
Eurogamer who reported on this news, has also said that feedback from fans is quite the opposite when compared to the action Epic took.
In fact, fans are asking for Thanos to be even more powerful. Thus forcing the competing players elsewhere on the map, to have to form temporary alliances in order to take down the mad Titan, before they continue killing off one another.
Epic did comment in the Fortnite subreddit that they would continue to monitor feedback and try to make it easier for all players to get their shot to play as Thanos while the event remains active.
Although I do not play Fortnite, I have learned one thing recently about video games. Balance does not always equate to more fun. Sometimes unbalanced games with overpowered characters and gear can be even more fun than a game that continually balances itself out. Of course the nature of the game dictates which way this will fall. A very competitive game that is played for big money on the E sports scene has to be balanced. Fortnite while super popular isn’t really a competitive game like something you would associate with Overwatch, FIFA or Counter Strike. In this gamer’s completely unfounded opinion, they brought out the nerf hammer a little too soon this time.
Have you had a chance to play as Thanos in Fortnite yet? If so, which side of the argument do you fall on? As always let us know your thoughts below.
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