The reviews are in: the Fortnite community doesn't like Rift Zones. Epic has taken a decent concept and made it horrible. Take a look at one man's opinion of Season 10 and the current state of Fortnite.
Rift Zones are making Fortnite worse, and it's infuriating me.
Part of the reason I'm so angry at Epic is that Rift Zones are a good idea, in theory.
The no-building zone in Tilted Town is surprisingly fun. Bringing back old locations like Retail Row and Greasy Grove should be easy wins for Epic, and a fusion of Moisty Mire and Paradise Palms is a great idea.
The problem? Epic can't get out of their own way.
Each Rift Zone is worse than the last.
Rift Zone Hassles
I miss playing fortnite, fortnite without having to worry whether or not I press crouch while farming or opening a chest. Movement around the whole map and every poi being viable to land at. from r/FortniteCompetitive
People forget that the first Rift Zone was over Loot Lake. This one was a mediocre addition to the game. Yes, there's a free rift there, but the low-gravity area is one of the worst places to fight.
Tilted Town seemed bad at first, but it ended up being pretty fun. There are some big problems in late-game competitive matches, but Tilted Town is generally a unique and entertaining addition to Fortnite.
Retail Row came back, but with one of the most-hated elements in Fortnite: zombies. Still, the obelisks give you decent loot and zombies are a good source of shield when they're not swarming you.
Epic somehow thought it would be a good idea to destroy a decent POI in the Soccer Stadium and just leave a crater in its place. The glitched consumables are hardly an adequate replacement.
Pandora was fun, but only for a limited time. I hardly landed there because early-game fights were annoying when everyone passively generated shields. I just floated through the bubble for free shields on my way to Paradise.
Moisty Paradise and Greasy Grove sound excellent on paper, but when you add forced dancing and Prop Hunt they go downhill quickly. To be fair, I've never landed at either one of these places. I've seen enough clips and am staying far away for now.
The perversion of Greasy Grove
This was the clip that inspired the article you're reading.
A player, stuck in the storm with a dead teammate, staring at a slurp, bandages in his inventory, dies because of a stupid mechanic Epic added to Fortnite.
Greasy Grove was a fan-favorite, and adding it back to the game should have been an easy win for Epic. They couldn't have that, now, could they?
Not only did Epic add this ridiculous mechanic to Greasy, but they moved everything around and changed the houses. This place is Greasy Grove in name only.
I never realized how much I crouch
Want to realize how much you crouch in Fortnite? Just land at Moisty Paradise and try to play your game.
Crouching to turn into a prop, while interesting, is horrible for players who just want a regular Fortnite experience.
This, like Greasy, makes me angry because fusing Moisty Mire and Paradise Palms is a great idea. The community would have loved it if it didn't come along with this cheesy mechanic that forces you to consciously avoid crouching.
I actually have a suggestion for this one. They should add a five-second delay before you turn into a prop. That would make the mechanic a lot more intentional.
I still hate it, though.
Stop giving us reasons to hate Fortnite
Have you ever heard Dr. Disrespect trash Fortnite? This is one of the countless clips of the Two-Time going off on the game.
Some of his rants are more serious than others. This one happens to be dead-serious, and I'm starting to think that he's right.
There is no soul in Fortnite right now. What would it be? Epic actively limits competition and adds mechanics that go against the core Fortnite experience.
Epic doesn't seem to have a goal other than to make money. They're throwing ideas at the wall for Season X, and none of them are sticking.
I still love this game. It's the only game I've stuck with this long. This game helps pay my bills. I play it every day.
Still, when the final zone goes to Moisty Paradise and I can't crouch, when zombies overwhelm me during a late-game Retail circle, when I get rolled-over by a mech, when my favorite POIs come back in a corny, perverted state - I hate this game.
Please, Epic, I'm begging you. Stop making me hate your game.
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