Sometimes gaming companies love to poke fun at the failures of their competitors. Like how Sonic The Hedgehog disrespected Mighty No. 9 (Even though it later backfired thanks to Sonic Forces). There’s also how Starcraft itself took a jab at Electronic Arts after the controversy surrounding SW: Battlefront 2.
However, I think we have a reached a point where Fortnite took the gloves off and jabbed Destiny 2. The two biggest shooter games of 2017 are duking it out for popularity, after all. And Epic Games shows they are going to take advantage of the current situation that Destiny 2 is facing.
As seen in the image below provided by GameRant, this Fortnite ad is placed directly at the top of Destiny 2‘s official subreddit. The ad promotes the battle royale title as being one that has “a dev team that talks to you.”
For those unaware, this is a direct shot at Bungie’s lack of transparency with the Destiny 2 community following a litany of controversies that have cropped up since the launch of the first-person shooter
So, let’s go down the list, the fact that Shaders became tied to microtransactions. The laughable free trial which has been panned by the players. Of course, we can’t forget about the backlash made after this year’s Winter Event that favors people who pay up microtransactions.
With all of this into account. Fortnite pretty much stepped in and started to take their chances to hog some attention their way. Of course, the idea of an open communication between devs and players is way too attractive for anyone to pass down.
Of course, Fortnite has made several updates to keep their consumers happy. It’s a respectable effort and between the two, I would play Fortnite any day. I guess Bungie and Activision Blizzard will have to step up their game. Oh, wait, they are, by trying to be as intrusive to other users as possible.