Epic Games has played many games with Fortnite Battle Royale users. In many cases, the game developer has misled them into thinking something will happen, but that was just misdirection.
The firm has made some big moves with the game and has experimented a lot with it. In the end, this is what made it stand out and become one of the most popular video games in gaming history.
This article looks at the five times Epic baited loopers. Many of these situations disappointed or worried them, but some were just plain funny.
Epic has provoked Fortnite players several times
1) Complete blackout
Fortnite live events should get a lot of credit for making the video game extremely popular. Many Fortnite players look forward to these events, and in Chapter 1 almost every season had a live event.
In Season X, the tenth season in total, Epic decided to launch “The End” event. While users knew this event would be huge, they couldn’t imagine what was in store for them.
In the final moments of the live event, everything was sucked into the black hole. The hole remained in play for a day and a half, making it unavailable for play.
However, what was happening in the meantime was even worse. Epic removed all content from his social media profiles and changed his profile picture to a plain black color.
This caused the community to panic and many loopers believed that the popular game had been removed. After more than 30 hours of stress and worry, Fortnite players have regained access to the title and entered a new world and chapter.
2) Peter Griffin
In February 2021, the developer of Fortnite Battle Royale released Peter Griffin into the game’s data. Popular Family man The character was added with a major patch, so many data miners and leakers believed that he would be released into the game.
Yet even a year and a half later, Peter Griffin is still not on the title. Why did Epic add the popular character without releasing him? Nobody really knows.
This was probably Epic’s way of trolling the community, as even the most reputable leakers shared the news of Griffin’s entry into the game.
On the plus side, there is a possibility that the video game company has received the right to add the character to Fortnite.
After all, adding files related to the character is probably not allowed unless Epic obtains the proper rights.
3) Star Wars pickaxe
Epic Games added Darth Vader to the title with the release of Chapter 3 Season 3. Lord Vader is the final skin of the Battle Pass and can be unlocked on the tenth page.
As many gamers know, this is another Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration. Ever since Darth Vader was leaked, players have been hoping that Epic would release a lightsaber pickaxe as well.
The publisher released Vader’s pickaxe, but it’s not a lightsaber. The pickaxe is called the Sigil of the Empire and is currently one of the nastiest cosmetic items in the entire game.
Not only is the pickaxe design horrible, but casting it was a terrible idea. Epic knew that players wanted a lightsaber pickaxe, so releasing Sigil of the Empire was just another company troll.
Making the situation worse is the appearance of the lightsaber during “The Collision” live event. In the final stages of the event, users were able to see Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi dueling with lightsabers.
Unfortunately, the lightsaber has only been added as a gameplay item.
4) Epic Games vs Apple test
Epic Games and Apple don’t really like each other. However, when Fortnite was released for mobile, it was released for iOS first, as iPhone and iPad owners had exclusive access.
Unfortunately, the relationship between the two companies was ruined in 2020 when Epic decided to launch their own payment system within the Fortnite Battle Royale app. This was against Apple’s Terms and Conditions, which is why the game was removed from the App Store.
Epic and Apple then took the fight to court, with the game developer hoping to get support from their loops. The organization launched the #FreeFortnite in-game tournament, which rewarded them with exclusive cosmetic items, laptops, consoles, and more.
Many Fortnite players ended up rooting for Epic, but this was not very helpful as the company lost their court case. Because of this, Fortnite Battle Royale will not return to the App Store for at least a few more years.
In the end, millions of Fortnite fans around the world suffered due to Epic’s decision to file a lawsuit against Apple. Fortunately, iOS gamers can play it on their devices thanks to GeForce Now.
5) Destruction of leaning towers
Epic have taunted Fortnite Battle Royale users by destroying Tilted Towers many times. Ever since the iconic location was released, there have been signs of its destruction.
The video game developer finally destroyed the entire place at the end of Chapter 1 Season 8. This happened during “The Unvaulting” event, and it was glorious! Tilted Towers ended up being rebuilt in the future and was renamed Neo Tilted for Season 9.
What made the destruction of Tilted Towers interesting, though, is that only one building survived. It was one that was repeatedly built and destroyed over many seasons.
In the end, Epic decided that the building would be the only survivor of the massive destruction in the game.
Another interesting thing about this is that the building is owned by the company No Sweat Insurance. While everyone thinks the establishment is a good one, it turns out that their goal is simply to get as much money (gold bullion) from the players as possible.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the author’s opinion.