Undoubtedly, Fortnite Battle Royale is the most popular videogame that there is today. Boasting over 10 million active players logging on to their accounts daily.
We can easily link the reasoning behind this with the frequent updates the game is getting almost once a week. Epic Games is never hesitant to bring in new updates and Fortnite community isn’t shy about giving their feedback to the development team because they know if there is something they don’t like, it will possibly be fixed out in a week or so. This begs the question of where do Epic get most of its ideas from? A recent update draws a lot of attention to Epic for being unoriginal with their updates.
Fortnite v8.30 update brought the Reboot Vans to the game. Similar to Apex Legends Respawn Beacons. The way that it works is exactly the same. You get an eliminated teammate’s location and pick up a card and bring it to the nearest Respawn Van/Beacon and voila! Your teammate has returned back to the action. However, in Fortnite’s version, you get a Common Pistol and some ammo to get you started, in Apex Legends you get nothing at all.
This feature in Fortnite was obviously inspired by Titanfall maker Respawn Entertainment‘s battle royale title, Apex Legends. Although Epic has been the target of not being original with their in-game features repeatedly, like the stolen dance moves which company was even sued for at some point. The criticizing will even go further with this addition to the famous title.
It’s up to people to decide whether this is ”stealing” or inspiration. Tell us what you think about it in the comments down below!