Fortnite community claim “unnecessary” quest changes will turn players away

Franco Diaz
Fortnite characters in Chapter 5 Season 1

Fortnite players feel that Epic is forcing them to play more with the new adjustments to the Battle Pass and quest system. Check out what this is about and what the community thinks about it.

Fortnite Chapter 5 brought a massive load of new features, including a new mod weapon system, as well as new weapons, items, vehicles, consumables, and more. Additionally, Epic have introduced a new game mode reminiscent of Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, along with a revamped Battle Pass full of rewards.

However, Epic Games also made changes to gameplay mechanics that haven’t been well-received, but this wasn’t the only “unnecessary” adjustment that fans discovered in the early days of Chapter 5.

Reddit user ‘Pegtz’ explained in a post how the new quests adjustment works, expressing concern that this “will turn away casuals.”

In the post, this user highlights some significant changes in the quest system, such as quests not being shareable, so they cannot be completed with your group (duo, trio, squad). Now, you can only complete one daily or match quest per game, making it a “frustrating” task for casual players who must dedicate much more time to completing quests.

Pegtz detailed that completing three quests with his casual duo player took them between 45 minutes and over an hour, something that they could previously accomplish in 15 or 20 minutes. Regarding this, a user commented, that “Fortnite just increasingly does not respect someone’s time.”

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 character skins gathered around a car
Earn stars to claim rewards and complete the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass.

Lastly, this user emphasized the change in V-Bucks rewards. Previously, reaching level 100 allowed you to get 1,500 V-Bucks, but with the new changes, players will have to make an extra effort and reach level 140 to unlock the same amount.

Many players commented that they don’t have issues with the new changes, as they usually dedicate a lot of time to Fortnite. However, this “will turn a lot of people off,” as frustration from not reaching the usual goals leads them to stop buying the Battle Pass or even quit playing Fortnite.

Another user stated that he doesn’t mind adapting to the new changes and difficulty but finds it “so annoying” that Epic insist on making them play more, which “ultimately affects my enjoyment of the game.”

Time will tell if these changes in the quest system are here to stay and if these new features will turn away casual players in Fortnite. For now, we’ll have to see how this unfolds during Chapter 5.

For more on Fortnite, you can find out how many people play the game or how to get a free LEGO skin.

About The Author

Franco is a CharlieIntel Writer who plays lots of FPS and sports games. After graduating in Sports Journalism in Argentina, Franco freelanced in esports journalism covering main tournaments of CS:GO, VALORANT and League of Legends. Franco joined CharlieIntel in June 2023 and you can contact him at [email protected].