Fortnite: Battle Royale Ironic Fandom and Hatedom
Fortnite: Save the World, commonly known simply as Fortnite, is a 3rd-person shooter co-op sandbox survival video game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly. During its development, it hit Early Access in 2017. A spin-off game known as Fortnite: Battle Royale was released in the same year shortly after, which is currently one of the most trending video games. Unsurprisingly enough, it developed an ironic fandom along with an equally toxic hatedom.
Why They Should Take The L
- A lot of both the fans and haters can't take even the slightest bit of any form of criticism, and reject different viewpoints on Fortnite: Battle Royale that oppose theirs.
- Many of the fans and haters also tend to cause plenty of embarrassment among people.
- Both the fans and haters killed The Meme Community with a lot of memes including content from Fortnite: Battle Royale.
- Both are unaware of their own toxicity.
- They don't love Fortnite: Battle Royale. They literally overpraise it to death like if it was a religion or a gift from God, hating and calling out on anyone who hates it.
- Most of them only care about Fortnite: Battle Royale, and completely go ignoring the original game.
- They spam every time they win a game in Fortnite: Battle Royale. This was a major issue back in 2018 as people would post their wins on their Snapchat stories.
- There are plentiful mobs of immature fans and players, ranging from thousands to millions of them that whine, scream, and rage when getting killed in the game.
- They flooded YouTube with clickbait thumbnails, mainly by the greedy YouTubers who are part of the fandom. Ali-A, Jake Paul, and RiceGum are prime examples of these YouTubers.
- A lot of the YouTubers in the fandom are also scammers of the in-game currency, V-bucks. An example of this is Rainz..
- They tend to make fun of players who recently started playing the game. (They also make fun of people who don't spend money on it)
- Some bully and exclude people who didn't play or like Fortnite: Battle Royale, showing Opinion Lashing, But not always.
- They can't accept that Fortnite: Battle Royale has any sort of flaws, just like the CS:GO fandom, and will get ballistic if someone points them out, showing that they can't take any form of criticism, like said before.
- Typical for any FPS fanbases, they make fun of newer and inexperienced players, even though as said above, the game has flaws and second, that simply doesn't make themselves look better.
- They are pretty much the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and the Spider-Man Trilogy fans of gaming, Which also shows that the Fortnite fandom is pretty much the worst part of the gaming community, the communities of JoJo, Spider-Man, and Fortnite overpraise like it was the second coming of Christ, treat their opinions as facts, cannot handle criticism, ruined each of their respective communities, doing poses/dances in public, and being superior, having edgelords, spamming a ton of memes related to their respective franchises, thinking that haters don't exist, and mocking and hating on people who dislike those said series.
- They struck season 10 as the worst season of all time and lashed on people who enjoyed it. What? Did we hear anything like that before? We hope you have!
- Like many other toxic video game fandoms (such as the Halo, Apex Legends and Call of Duty Fandoms), many of them are children, edgy teenagers, and man-children. Also, regarding the children, they shouldn't even be playing Fortnite: Battle Royale at all, as it's rated T in North America, PEGI 12 in Europe, 12 in Germany and M in Australia, indicating that the game is actually intended for teenagers. That's like having an immature 10-year old playing Grand Theft Auto V, a game which is aimed towards mature audiences only.
- Many of them also like and play Fortnite: Battle Royale only because of the in-game emotes, which consist of character animations (of which are mostly dances), speech emotes, and spray paint arts.
- They ruin good trends, such as bottle flipping.
- Mind you, some of them even try to imitate the character animations in public, which can be ridiculously embarrassing and cringeworthy!
- There Are nostalgiatards who overrate pre-chapter 2.
- A lot of them even have addictions to Fortnite: Battle Royale, which already gave the game a really bad name and caused it to become extremely controversial, so much so that it's pretty much now on the same level of controversy as Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2017). This massive controversy has gotten so bad, that many people and even governments of countries are trying to take regulations to control this with the concern that their addictions might go too far. Some of the fans even got hospitalized (no, really), showing how bad these addictions have become. Also, this is very similar to how governments are currently investigating Loot Boxes due to them being gambling, with the governments of Belgium and the Netherlands officially banning them, as well as being incredibly similar to other cases of addictions to other games that resulted in fatalities, such as Diablo 3, World of Warcraft and StarCraft, all of which were made by Blizzard Entertainment. Aditionally, this shows that all of these people are even aware of the extreme level of toxicity that these fans have. Some instances that show these concerns of addictions include:
- The government of China has made the wise decision to not allow Chinese Fortnite: Battle Royale players to continue playing the game after playing 3 hours in a row by displaying a message about this, which also tells them to take a break.
- The law enforcement services of Spain have warned Spanish Fortnite: Battle Royale players of the dangerous V-buck scams and numerous scammers that are roaming rampant.
- Prince Harry of the United Kingdom (who is the Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Dumbarton and the Baron Kilkeel, as well as the younger brother of Prince William of the United Kingdom (the Duke of Cambridge), the husband of Meghan Clarke and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II) asked for Fortnite: Battle Royale to be completely banned in the United Kingdom at the 2019 YMCA conference of West London, claiming it to be a game made with the sole purpose of causing addictions on people, calling parents who let their children play it "irresponsible", and even stating that it's more addictive than drugs and alcohol. Also, he has openly criticized social media and other online games for causing addictions similar to those generated by Fortnite: Battle Royale during said conference. While this is somewhat ridiculous and a bit too over-the-top, Prince Harry actually does have a point about this though, since all what he wants is the safety of the fans who are addicted, especially the teenagers and the children.
- Many schools from many countries have actually banned Fortnite: Battle Royale officially, mostly because some students talk about it too much, which can get really annoying.
- Even video game designers and legends are against these addictions. One such example that proves this is when Japanese video game designer Hideo Kojima (the acclaimed creator and director of the Metal Gear Solid games and Death Stranding) has openly criticized the games of Battle Royale genre, especially PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite: Battle Royale at the San Diego Comic-Con of 2019 while promoting Death Stranding, and pointed out that gaming companies should use their creativity when making their titles. This demonstrates that Kojima is totally aware of the flaws of the Battle Royale games, and is also against the addictions and problems caused by Fortnite: Battle Royale.
- Not to mention, a firm of Canadian lawyers sued Epic Games for the addictions caused by the game, claiming that they've made it with the sole purpose of generating those problems, and if they win the case, Epic Games will lose a lot of money and Fortnite: Battle Royale as a whole will suffer greatly.
- Regarding cases of addictions, a 14-year-old boy named Logan Hodge head-butted his mother just for telling him to stop playing Fortnite: Battle Royale.
- If that wasn't enough, a 9-year-old girl got so addicted to Fortnite: Battle Royale to the point that her parents had to confiscate (no joke) the Xbox One console she used to play the game, which led her to lash out in a fit of extreme rage and literally hit her father just because of that.
- Additionally, a 17-year-old boy attempted suicide after getting addicted to Fortnite: Battle Royale, which just goes way too far.
- Not to mention, there is an Australian Man who goes by the username "MrDeadMoth" who got arrested for assaulting his wife over his addiction to Fortnite Battle Royale, which simply crosses even more than any of the examples mentioned here.
- They're so toxic to the point that GMW has actually mocked them, as seen in the scene where Thor threatens to rip off the arms of a toxic kid and shove them up his butt if he didn't stop harassing Korg in Fortnite.
- Not only that, but even Epic Games, the creators of the game themselves, have mocked them as well, in this case with an emote where the character will rage and drop the controller and then kick it away from the screen, which is clearly them poking fun at their habits of rage-quitting and going berserk when killed, as well as insulting each other almost endlessly.
- There’s even Fortnite fangirls too. And we are talking about the toxic ones.
- This side is filled with Soccermoms and edgelords.
- Many of them hate Fortnite: Battle Royale just because of its fandom. This is an extremely biased and laughable reason to hate or dislike something, as the fandom of something or someone does NOT dictate their quality in general.
- Other haters hate Fortnite: Battle Royale simply because of its cartoon-like graphics, which is just another petty reason. Most of these are part of the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Fandom, who also think that Fortnite: Battle Royale rips off Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, despite the fact they aren't even similar enough.
- Another stupid reason is that they only want the original Fortnite to exist.
- The entirety of the Fortnite franchie has existed since 2011, 6 years before Playerunkown's Battlegrounds even existed!
- Some of them wish death upon Epic Games and People Can Fly.
- They're mostly from the TheTopTens Community, the PewDiePie Hatedom, the Minecraft Fandom, the Roblox Fandom and The Meme Community. Regarding the Minecraft fans, they mostly claim that Fornite: Battle Royale (and to a lesser extension, the original Fortnite) rips off Minecraft even though they aren't even similar enough!
- The Minecraft fans also spam comments claiming that Minecraft is better than Fortnite: Battle Royale, which can get really annoying.
- Some of them are also part of the Unreal Tournament Fandom, claiming that "Epic Games doesn't care Unreal/Unreal Tournament and Jazz Jackrabbit anymore. They only care about money and Fortnite".
- These haters also claim that Fortnite: Battle Royale "killed" Unreal Tournament 4. In reality, this is false, since Epic Games still cares about the Unreal Tournament franchise and its fans.
- They are even part of the already toxic Modern Cartoon Network Hatedom, since they dislike-bombed a video of Cartoon Network's YouTube channel that showed characters from series that were airing on Cartoon Network during the moment of the upload doing emotes from Fortnite: Battle Royale. They also send rude hate comments and destructive criticism to Cartoon Network just because of that video.
- They automatically praise any game that beats Fortnite in popularity, especially Minecraft. They also automatically praise anything that is made to be against Fortnite.
- They make a lot of anti-Fortnite: Battle Royale communities on Google+ and Facebook.
- They believe that Fortnite: Battle Royale slowing down in growth means that it's dying. It's not! If anything, it's going through what most likely happens to every other massively popular video game. They also think that Fortnite: Battle Royale dying is a good thing, just because they don't like it!
- They keep whining about Fortnite: Battle Royale having a "Game of The Year" award.
- Although it's not the best game ever, a lot of haters describe Fortnite and its fans as "autistic" and "cancer", which is offensive to those who have them.
- Just look at the comments on old Minecraft videos.
- Also on some any video game videos they will comment "Glad that I grew up with (game) instead of Fortnite".
- Some are also part of the Call of Duty Fandom only because they think it's a "kiddie" game even though it was never made for kids in the first place.
- Lots of them harass and send death threats to kids for enjoying Fortnite. That is just too far.
- Some of them make really trash arguments and just hate on Fortnite to try to be edgy. One argument that is commonly heard is "Minecraft Good Fortnite Bad" which even by the hatedom's standards got old.
- They even go onto the Fortnite subreddit and videos just to harass Fortnite players.
- They refuse to show any evidence on why Fortnite sucks, and they mainly resort to arguments like "it's for kids!!!" or "Because Minecraft exsists!" It is very rare for them to actually make a good argument.
- They once started a witchhunt on a kid who said he liked Fortnite. They sent death threats to the kids family and the kid himself.
- They never listen to Fortnite players arguments and they just say Fortnite bad or "you play fortnite so your opinion doesn't count".
- They comment on old videos saying "this video is older than the majority of Fortnite players"
- They once send death threats a guy named EvadeKariyu, who made a parody of Revenge but in Fortnite.
- They say that the Fortnite community is toxic, but they refuse to believe that the hatedom is toxic, which shows that they're unaware of their own toxicity and also, these shows off their hypocrisy.
- They make tons of Hate Memes out of Fortnite
Those That Got A #1 Victory Royale (Redeeming Qualities)
- There are both mature fans and haters who respect opinions.
- Not all YouTubers in the fandom are clickbaiters or scammers. One of these is ITalkFortnite.
- Not all fans have addictions to Fortnite: Battle Royale.
- Some of them actually turned against Ali-A.
- Some of them do agree that Fortnite: Battle Royale is heavily overrated.
- The community has improved a lot and most of the screaming toxic kids have left Fortnite or matured.
- Some of the Fortnite fandom seems nice. There obviously is a toxic side, but the entire community is not toxic, like some of the hatedom says it is.
- Speaking of which, the fandom is not as rabid as it used to be from 2017-early 2019.
- Much like the MLP fandom, it has improved so much that they are more tolerant of opinions. You won’t get attacked a lot by a mob of fans if you say “Fortnite is boring” anymore.
- Back then, the hatedom used to be much better and the toxic part was smaller than it is now.
- It's mostly the Fandom that made them look toxic.
- They do have points about the fandom.
- They do have a point that Fortnite: Battle Royale is not that worthy to have a "Game of The Year" award, mostly because of it being extremely overrated and having flaws, as there are games like Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War (2018), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Spider-Man (2018) and The Last Of Us that are actually more worth to have said award, since they have been met with a much more overwhelming critical acclaim and commercial success. This is mostly true of Red Dead Redemption 2, mostly because this is the most universally and critically acclaimed game of 2018.
- They also have a point that Fortnite: Battle Royale-related videos would flood the YouTube search engine whenever searching up. Examples include the Fortnite: Battle Royale music videos and the "Ladies and Gentlemen, We Got 'Em" meme.
- Like the Call of Duty Hatedom, some of them have good points on disliking or hating the game since Fortnite: Battle Royale has a number of flaws, with the exception of its toxic fanbase. The others are circlejerkers.
- A good example would be about the game being very repetitive.
- Another are V-bucks and how overpriced lots of the stuff is.
- They are right that the original was better.
- Some have gone neural on the game or started to like it.
- Epic games rereleased the game as Fortnite: Chapter 2, which also includes a lot of things the predecessor didn’t have.