Fortnite "Borrows" Apex Legends' Pinging System

Fortnite has lifting the pinging mechanic from Apex Legends as part of day one for season 8.

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porkChop1673d ago

So they (poorly) copied the ping system, and they're also considering copying the respawn ability. It hasn't even been 4 weeks since Apex came out.

crazyCoconuts1673d ago

Gotta hand it to them, though, they update that game like nobody's business. Wonder how big of a team they've got on Fortnite alone...

princejb1341673d ago

well considering they closed down paragon to move the team to fortnite, i would assume the team is really big

ravinash1673d ago

Not surprising.
They created an entire BR system in fortnite as soon as they saw how well PUBG was doing.

ramiuk11672d ago

i wish the team would reply to my 500+ emaisl asking for my psn to be unlicked from an email i have no access to.
i cant verify the account as its gone to an emai li have no access to :(

pwnmaster30001673d ago

Nothing wrong with that. Both are really useful and will make fortnite better. I personally like apex more. I didn’t really get into that cartoon style and building mechanic.

porkChop1672d ago

I don't mind other games using these systems. It's a good thing. My issue is that every time a BR comes out Fortnite immediately copies it. It's like Epic can't think of anything original, everything in the game was copied from something else.

DaveZero1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

Fortnite is best for save the world that was the original game then they created battle royal, the building fits the save the world.

KeeseToast1673d ago

Fortnite does this every time a new Battle Royale game comes out

isarai1673d ago

First they take the snowboard from ring of elysium, now the ping from apex. Thats just lame

KeeseToast1673d ago

They also took the markers from Realm Royale


That's how business works though, most of the best idea's are stolen.

DaDrunkenJester1672d ago

Fortnite in itself is based on copying other work. The only thing different they added was building. Otherwise every other feature of the game has been lifted from another BR title.

DaveZero1672d ago

Its not like those features have never been done before in any other games.

Flap your wings chickens.

Serious it's nothing to even be worried about if it makes the games better for ehich people are playing then so be it.

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Sgt_Slaughter1673d ago

Fortnite is going to be playing catch up for a while. Apex made Fortnite look like a glorified beta.

Jin_Sakai1673d ago (Edited 1673d ago )

Apex is such a great game. The ping system is a game changer and it has none of that building crap. I’ll never go back to Fortnite.

wheatley1673d ago

Fortnite will take anything not nailed down.

Double_O_Revan1673d ago

And if it is, they'll just use their pickaxe and harvest it.

Rude-ro1673d ago

Ehhh.., I mean, how many burger fastfood restaurants do we have?
As a gamer, I would just be thankful there are live teams doing what they can to keep these games fresh.
Taking ideas is literally all of gaming in its entirety.
Those players that found their home in apex will not go back to fortnite because of a well made mechanic. They are two very different offerings in the br realm.

BLAKHOODe1673d ago

How dare Epic Games disrespect the players of other games by bringing highly popular and recommended game mechanics of those other games to their own game for the sake of their own players happiness.

Seriously. Why you got to be butt-hurt over this? If you're an Apex fan this will have ZERO effect on your game. It will affect you in NO way possible, whatsoever. Chill out. You'll survive this. Everything will be okay.

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Eidolon1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

Because Epic "borrows" everything and is making billions off Fortnite.

BLAKHOODe1672d ago

And how is that a problem for you?

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Shikoku1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

People that use terms like "woke" "butt-hurt" and "bro" should be ban from comment sections.

RangerWalk2671672d ago

Especially "woke". Learn how to form a proper sentence.

BLAKHOODe1672d ago

You just used all 3 in your comment. Maybe you should be banned, too. But on a serious note, we live on a big planet and how people who live in other parts of that big planet we all share talk and word things isn't always going to resonate with you in your itty, bitty, tiny bubble, bro.

Eidolon1672d ago

You seem like you'd be a real piece of shit in real life, the type of person that does things that normal considerate people wouldn't, because it's "not your problem".

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