Both Apex Legends and Fortnite released new seasons last month to praise from their respective communities. While Fortnite may be receiving some flak as of right now, fans are generally happy with the state of the battle royale shooter. The same goes for Apex Legends, as Season 4 is one of the most popular iterations for Respawn yet. However, the fans are of each game aren’t too pleased with their counterparts, as Apex fans are claiming Epic Games stole yet another idea from Respawn.
Fortnite drafting off Apex Legends?
It’s no secret that Fortnite has pulled some inspiration from Apex Legends. With the release of Season 2, Fortnite introduced Vaults, which open with a keycard and contain some high-value loot. Of course, Apex Legends has had this feature in-game since Season 3, which released last year.
Also, Fortnite debuted its version of Apex Legends‘ Respawn Beacon, being the Reboot Van. So, though Fortnite fans might not want to admit it, Epic Games has implemented some similar features from their competitor.
However, this argument came to a boiling point yesterday when Fortnite revealed its newest skin set. Named the “Crypto Collective Set”, you might be able to see why Apex fans are claiming some copy-cat strategies on Epic’s part.
Crack the code 🕵️
The new Crypto Collective Set is available in the Item Shop now! pic.twitter.com/nSFSDwpfSR
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 29, 2020
Obviously, Apex Legends features a legend named Crypto who happens to don a green outfit. Though, the two characters don’t look alike besides the green tint in their outfits. Nonetheless, this didn’t stop Apex fans and even a Respawn developer from pointing out the similarities.
I feel like I've heard of this guy before but can't quite place it 🤔 https://t.co/3B7gp3Ya6J
— Moy Parra 🎮 (@_moyparra) March 1, 2020
Moy Parra is a senior animator for Respawn, so it makes sense he would comment. However, he did come back later to say his tweet was a joke. Regardless, the comment section of Fortnite‘s tweet is full of angry Apex Legends and Fortnite fans going at each other’s throats.
While it does seem like Fortnite has taken inspiration from its competitor, the same could be said about Apex Legends. After all, Epic Games basically invented the Battle Pass system, which Respawn implements every season. So, in short, this is a practice that occurs across the video game industry. This isn’t the first time it’s happened and it won’t the last.
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