If you’re like me, you probably hate the tents in Fortnite.
Fortnite is an ever-evolving game. Every few weeks, new things are added to the game and in turn, taken away from the game. It helps freshen up the product and keep fans coming back with the promise that things will change up, helping keep the player base satisfied with a relatively new product every so often. This brings up one of the newer additions; the tents.
The tents have several functions. It can serve as a place to “rest”, aka heal, which is useful but as healing items are everywhere in the game, rather redundant. You can also store items in there, up to two for free, and a third for 100 bars of gold. Then, of course, you can take the tent with you after deploying it.
All rather obvious ideas for the tent. They’re just not worth the hassle.
Why the tents should go
It comes down to a simple idea, the tents just aren’t worth the hassle. Most players don’t carry them, meaning there’s no point to use them as storage or health. Then of course the abandoned ones are leftover and become an eyesore from game to game.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve dropped in to see an abandoned tent village already in my immedaite area. As the game itself is rather enjoyable to look at and offers a plethora of unique things to dazzle by, seeing these abandoned and grimy tents scattered all over the game is a real buzzkill.
Let’s not even mention the fact that even when they aren’t abandoned, they’re still ugly, not really changing in color much.
The worst part about the tents is the unexpected obstacles they produce. In a game where you’re constantly on the run and everyone and everything is trying to eliminate you, every second matters. Getting stuck someplace because you find yourself in the middle of a tent-boneyard is among the most aggravating things to deal with.
They’re not the addition the devs have hoped for, so it’s time to remove them.