What grade would we give Fortnite’s Chapter 4, Season 1 at this point

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We’re more than halfway through Fortnite Chapter 4, season 1.

Fortnite had a rough Chapter 3, there’s no denying that. From failed live events to lackluster Battle Pass offerings to storylines that couldn’t even be finished in the game. It sucked. Fans turned away from the product in droves, with over 20 million monthly players opting to stop playing the game over the course of the failed No Sweat Summer event and into the fall.

Then the ending of the Chapter game, and fans were forced to play 40 minutes of fetch-quests all while the big cinematic is “must build island” going on in the background. It was a disaster and fans were not shy about it.

Then Chapter 4 started, gave fans a new map, a new iconic weapon in the Shockwave Hammer, and delivered on two major anime crossovers with My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball.

Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 1 has done a lot to bring fans back

Chapter 4, Season 1 has already earned back over 2 million monthly players. Not a huge leap by any means but its a sign that players are giving the game another go. They’ve done a lot right int his season even if technical issues and bugs have hampered the game. The early cancellation of the My Hero Academia crossover hit fans hard, but their desire to make it up to fans by extending it into the Dragon Ball crossover, creating a cool brand warfare between players, was most exceptional.

Overall, this has been one of the best Fortnite seasons ever, and in my short time playing the game (Chapter 2, Season 8), this has been the best the game has ever been. Yes, the glitches and bugs have made the game a pain in the butt sometimes, and the nerfing of the Shockwave Hammer is a top 10 worst moment in the game’s history, but it still has been more fun than not.

Grade: +B

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