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Epic Just SAVED Console Fortnite! Here’s How… (Fortnite PS4 + Xbox)

Epic Just SAVED Console Fortnite! Here’s How… (Fortnite PS4 + Xbox)


Hey what is going on guys, in this video today
we’re gonna be talking about console Fortnite. And usually, the videos that I make about
console Fortnite nowadays are more negative, because it seems like every few months, console
just becomes a glitch filled disaster for a few weeks before Epic does anything about
it. But surprise surprise, this video today is
actually going to be an overwhelmingly positive one, because a few days ago Epic announced
something involving console that gives me a lot of hope for the future of Fortnite on
PS4/Xbox. And no just to clarify I’m not talking about
split screen for console, which was actually just added into the game on the day I’m making
this video. That’s a cool feature and all don’t get me
wrong, but t’s not what we’re gonna be talking about today. So, without further ado, let’s get right into
it. Alright so what we are going to be talking
about today is the future of competitive console Fortnite. The fact of the matter is, for the first 2
years or so of Fortnite, which is about how old the game is right now, there plain and
simple hasn’t been a respectable competitive Fortnite scene on console. And the reasoning of that is fairly straightforward,
all the big tournaments and events thus far have made all input devices play together,
so it’s practically impossible for a 40-60 FPS console player to truly compete with the
200-300 FPS pros on PC. And it’s funny because I literally remember
making a video in the summer of 2018 where it was first announced that console and PC
wouldn’t be separated in competitive, and I titled that video something along the lines
of “This Is The Death Of Competitive Console Fortnite.” And it turned out to be the truth, no console
player qualified for the world cup or even any major tournament that I can think of. It got to the point where if you were a controller
on console player trying to compete, you needed to become a controller on PC player to even
have a chance. But over the past maybe 3-4 months or so,
that’s started to slightly change. If you guys recall over the summer, there
was the first ever Fortnite official Xbox only online tournament. The prize pool wasn’t anything crazy and it
definitely didn’t get much attention, but it was a little something to get the ball
rolling. Then a few months later, Fortnite started
doing these weekly cash cups that are also platform specific. And that obviously means that if you’re a
console player and you play this event, you’re only gonna get matched up against other console
players, and obviously the leaderboards will be the same deal. Again, the prize pool isn’t massive and it
is only once a week, but definitely another really important step in the right direction. But the biggest piece of news is what was
just revealed a few days ago regarding the winter royale. For those of you unaware, this is a huge online-only
duos tournament that anybody can play, it has a 15 million dollar total prize pool,
and it’s 1 tournament each day on December 20th, 21st, and 22nd. But the tournament itself isn’t even the biggest
news here, the real shocker regarding winter royale when the information was officially
revealed by Epic, is that first off the tournament is platform specific, and 2nd is that console
and PC have exactly the same prize pools. I’ll just show you guys an example of the
Day 1 prize pool for PC on NA East. As you can see 1st is 8 grand, 2nd is $6500,
3rd is $5,500, and it goes all the way down to top 500 which is still a very respectable
$600. And if you take a look at the console prize
pool for the same event, you’ll see that it’s the exact same thing. And I can’t remember the exact details, but
I recall even mobile/switch having a very respectable prize pool as well, it’s definitely
less than PC and Console, but it’s still a solid amount of money. So it’s hard to even put into words how absolutely
massive this is for the future of competitive console Fortnite, and just console Fortnite
in general. I know for a fact that a very high percentage
of my audience are console players, and I’m sure a lot of you guys are probably really
good at Fortnite. I remember during the Xbox Cup that I talked
about earlier, like 3 or 4 different people tweeted me screenshots of them finishing in
the top 50-100 which is obviously a massive achievement. But other than that 1 specific tournament,
and these weekly platform cash cups which really don’t get a ton of attention, insanely
skilled console players haven’t ever really had an opportunity to showcase and profit
from their skill in a competitive environment. But this winter royale duos tournament is
exactly that, and there really is a shocking amount of money up for grabs here. And I think the coolest part about the prize
pool is how deep it is. I’m sure some you console guys watching this
video right now are probably thinking “Hey this sounds really awesome, and I’m definitely
really good at the game, but even against console players only I’m still not good enough
to finish top 10 or top 20.” Well with this specific prize pool, that isn’t
the end of the world at all. For example if you play the console winter
royale on NA East, if you can finish top 250 all 3 days, and keep in mind that’s the top
250 duos, so it’s really like top 500 players if you really think about it, your team will
walk away with $3000. Now don’t get me wrong, top 250 is still gonna
be very hard with all the people competing, but I just wanted to point out that so many
people are gonna walk away with a lot of money . Another positive of this tournament, is
that it’s the first real opportunity for the best console players to make a name for themselves. If I were to ask you right now to name some
of the best controller on PC players, you guys would probably have no problem rattling
off a few names: Inno, Assault, UnknownArmy, Letshe, Wolfiez, there are just a ton. If I were to ask you to name some of the best
PC players, again, probably super easy: Tfue, Mongraal, Benjy, Zayt, whatever. But if I were to ask you to name me some of
the BEST console players, that would be a whole heck of a lot harder. I mean I can think of some top creative guys
like razorx for example, but in terms of top competitive players, I honestly don’t think
I could name one. So maybe this tournament will be able to change
that. If a duo were to theoretically finish 1st
day 1, 4th day 2, 2nd day 3, they could say “hey we’ve always thought we’re the best players
on console, and now we have proof of that.” Now one interesting twist to that could be
if some of the top controller on PC players come back to console for the tournament, which
I’m definitely expecting. And I think it’ll be a really good test to
see how those top controller on PC players adapt. Because trust me, it’s really hard after playing
on PC for a while to go back to console. And even though I’ve barely played competitive
tournaments in the past, I’m seriously considering going back to console just to play this winter
royale, because I think it would be a lot of fun. Now as I expected as soon as I saw the winter
royale details, there are a decent amount of pro players who have been very outspoken
against console having the same prize pool as PC. And I definitely understand why they would
say that, but here’s basically my response to that criticism. At the end of the day, console without a doubt
brings in more revenue for Fortnite than PC does, simply because console just has way
more players, which means way more people buying cosmetics and the battle pass. So it was honestly pretty unfair that for
the longest time, that console as a whole was practically shunned from any kind of competitive
events. And I think Fortnite is starting to recognize
that, and is maybe even seeing a dip in their console playerbase, so they’re trying to do
stuff especially on the competitive side of things specifically for console players. And obviously I think that’s a great thing
for the future of the game. But what PC players need to remember is that
even though this is a huge step in the right direction for console, I still expect the
biggest tournaments such as the world cup if they do another one or FNCS to combine
all platforms going forward. And since that’s been Fortnite’s competitive
philosophy from the beginning I’m not gonna complain about it anymore than I have in the
past, and I actually think it’s fine as long as console gets more platform specific tournaments
like winter royale going forward. So I hope you guys enjoyed this video and
if you watched the entire thing be sure to let me know with a comment down in the comment
section below. I wanna now what your guys thoughts are about
this winter royale tournament for console players or just competitive console Fortnite
in general. Be sure to leave a like, leave a comment,
subscribe, turn on post notifications, do whatever the heck you want, and I, will catch
you guys next time!

Comments (100)

  1. I beg you pin this ??

  2. so does that mean ps4 cant duo up with pc players?

  3. I'm looking for a duo partner for winter roayle
    I play on Xbox
    Contact me on: [email protected]

  4. Dude, but if I’m on console, will I still be able to play with a pc player the Winter Royale?

  5. Bwt winter royal goes up to best 1k players and 500-1k position are making 400€ as a duo?

  6. Honestly I don’t really care about competitive console fortnite I just don’t want to play players with 200+ FPS in squads when I’m chilling with my buddies.

  7. 2:50 aim assist isn't overpowered they said… Yeah right…

  8. You know what would help with player counts? Not matching console with PC mouse and keyboard players in public matches

  9. Gronky going back to comp fortnite??

  10. Shion III is gonna place top 10 I’m callin it.

  11. FINALY Epic realise that that was a problem , it was for ever that we were stuck playing with PC

  12. I really came in hoping to see a graphic update or epic allowing fortnite to run 144Hz on console that allow it… smh

  13. Clickbait. We’re still playing in PC lobbies against our will. Forced cross play ruined this game for me.

  14. What if my duo is on pc

    Plz answer

  15. I’m on console and I qualified every week for the finals ?

  16. Gronky I disagree with you. Fortnite is not saved for console players. Console players are still FORCED to play with pc players and are at a huge disadvantage. It’s fucking crazy how epic is ignoring this frustrating issue. I haven’t been a fan of this season and of epic. I don’t like how they aren’t fixing issues and interacting with the community as much as they use to but they expect us to splurge on skins everyday like that’s not cool at all. And I feel like they are ignoring the issue because they listen to what the pros say which are on pc and forget about the majority. If pros spoke more on this issue I guarantee it would be fixed. If daddy ninja complains about something epic would be quick to jump on his dick and fix the issue

  17. The new patch reset my sensitivity and binds.

  18. Okay so I don’t know if anybody will see this, but if you do, does anybody know if I play on pc on controller,but my duo partner is on Xbox, will we still be on console lobbies for the Winter Royale?

  19. Who else thought that he was gonna say that graphics settings were coming to console

  20. No they didn’t the game is still glitched

  21. I Totally disagree with this video I don’t even think you can have an opinion on this “console matter” if you don’t play on console I’m pretty sure if you played on console for about a week you would know that this is far from the truth yah cool we can play against our own platforms in tournaments yay I’m all for it but saying console fortnite is saved is kinda of a stretch there are sooooooo many problems with this game on console I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one with this opinion either I’m sure if you scroll through the comments down below you will surely find more fortnite players with my same opinion Tbh I really wish they’d just have a week of downtime and focus on the base of their game and fuck all the competive etc for now and fix the problems that are already in the game If you haven’t noticed pretty much every update there is always something wrong or new bugs etc or something is too op like the snowballs for instance Too me it just looks like epic is just intentionally trying to add so many fucken bugs and problems that one day the game is just gonna be too fucked up to play And that my friends is when fortnite Will die unless they cut the crap and actually give a fuck for once ?Am I right or am I wrong !!!!!# FIXFORTNITEEPIC

  22. Me: WHAT! I just got a gaming pc cmon

    RazorX: Hehehe

  23. I think atleast 25% of players from this comment will get top 2000 in Eu and win money

  24. Did they remove PC players from console lobbies? because I’ve noticed that all of my matches have gotten 100x easier since the update or did they just adjust sbm

  25. Can someone tell me how to change deadzones cause since the new update i can t change them anymore

  26. This is all good an all but how are we meant to practice for these when we are constantly against PC players due to SBMM? Like I can even play it now, how am I going to be ready to go against good console players ??‍♂️

  27. How can we have multiple console only tournaments, find games relatively easy, but are forced to play against pc players in pubs because ‘’there’s not enough players’’?? That just doesn’t make sense at all

  28. I need a duo for Winter Royale 🙁 I’m on NAE, play on console but speak in French

  29. What was Mobile/Switch prize pool since you've mentioned it's lower than PC and Console prizes?

  30. bruh my Y button is working for fortnite but for other games Y works

  31. Will you be streaming on Twitch ever again?

  32. Hey guys, which Scuf controller should I get? Can anyone explain to me the differences between the Prestige and Elite controller?

  33. How to save console Fortnite:

    Give us graphical options (no shadows)
    Disable the frame cap

  34. Thank you for speaking up for us console players. I love Fortnite but don’t think buying a PC just to play makes sense. Console Fortnite is just fine and I’m proud to be a console player. Thanks Gronky.

  35. My senstvity feel very slow every since update cant turn fast flick shot ??????????

  36. To me the biggest problem with console is that u have a 0,1 second input delay on every button press compared to pc where everything happens instantly. I honestly think that this gives u more of a disadvantage than having less frames, i played fortnite on a pc with 60fps and it feels so much better. But this goes for any game not just fortnite.

  37. 6:54 – “Zayn”
    Spits out water

  38. I don’t know why I watch these I’m on a 2 thousand dollars pc but I like seeing what I used to struggle with

  39. yea ok maybe console should get the same prize pool as pc but y does mobile in eu get a bigger prize pool than pc and console in naw that's just dumb

  40. I play on console and my duo for winter royale is on pc so we're going to get matched with mix of players?

  41. I love what they're doing with this platform bass tournaments but I don't want to go play public fortnite against players with 244 FPS that's the only downfall to fortnite right now otherwise I would love it

  42. It may be a step in the right direction, but console still needs a lot more changes. Forced crossplay in pubs aside, how does it make sense to have weekly console only cash cups but arena is still crossplay with no change in sight? There are many players like myself that would LOVE to compete on console but doing so only once a week doesn’t make sense. Are we supposed to practice for those cups by playing public matches? Or by grinding arena against a majority of pc players? Console needs to be completely separated from pc if they want comp on console to thrive, and I think console arena is the answer.

  43. I just want to disable the shadow ?

  44. I honestly don't even want pc players to be able to switch to console and compete . Console don't want you people get over it . I do love your videos tho gronk your awesome it's just most people on pc are toxic as hell . Once again you are not toxic . You are the only player bringing awareness to trashy game play to epic … but to be honest I havent played fortnite in quite some time . Why get frustrated with lag . Fortnight makes millions per day yet only have 2 servers in America. Fortnite is killing it's own game by not upgrading their servers

  45. I respectfully disagree. Console Fortnite isn’t saved because of forced crossplay in pubs. It’s not just me just look at all the comments. Matchmaking is absolutely ridiculous for pubs. I’m tired of box fighting PC nerds who play this game 15 hours a day and who have spend thousands on gaming crap. It’s the reason I don’t play nearly as much and the reason all my friends stopped playing as well. Competitive affects the tiniest percentage of people but the community wants pubs to change. Still love you gronk ❤️

  46. He says console but he plays on controller on pc

  47. Finally the recognition we console grinder's deserve,there is still hope.Whenever I felt a level of improvement in my game,I would after a while get confronted by a goated PC player with insane fps and smooth game mechanics just to remind of the the difference between the two platforms and how unreasonable it is to even think of competing with them at any level.

  48. And a tournament doesnt help all the glitches they have

  49. Need to warm my console skills back up but I’m switching back for this

  50. It’ll only legitimize fortnite even more as a respectable esports game because it could lead to tournaments that include platform specific leagues, division, rules and requirements, therefore opening up the amount of participants, consumers and audience for such events

  51. Cross platform is killing the game

  52. thankfully some good competitive console players have a chance now but pubs really arent to bad, idk why everyone crying cuz i do good in pubs even against pc players on 60 frames 20 ping.

  53. Whyyy. dooo. youuu. talkkk. likeee. thisss

  54. So if i want to be on a level playing field against console only players , I need to play competitively and in tournaments? And if it's duos it'd have to be with my friend who has a KD of 1 or less?

    This doesn't save Fortnite in my opinion at all, I just want to queue up for some games, against other console controller players.

  55. It’s awesome that console is getting shown love, despite having to play against pc players all season. It would be nice to see a console World Cup played along with a pc.

  56. Can anybody else change there dead zone we’re it use to be

  57. 1.25 playback speed

    Your welcome

  58. I quit this game just after the start of the new chapter, cba being forced to play against PC players and the constant lag and glitches this game has! They should just revert cross play between pc and console imo, and get rid of the SBMM that is in the game! What is the developers obsession with SBMM these days? I dont see how punishing people who are actually good at the game is a bonus in any way? But oh well, haven't touched the game in 6 weeks and don't even feel like playing it due to the issues console players have.

  59. Which tornement are kbm on console players competing in?

  60. Console players need pads it is that simple. I don't have a problem playing anyone. I get loads of wins all the time. Suck it pc, u need high fps too handle me

  61. Very happy to here this but like he said to many glitches it wont keep me on console

  62. I know I’ve commented a lot but how do you go from “Fortnite is CHEATING console players”… “Console Fortnite is UNPLAYABLE”…. then this???? Pubs are unfair if tournaments have to be separate. The pros can’t handle cross platform why should I?

  63. Watched the whole thing, as usual ?

  64. What are you talking about? Epic ONCE AGAIN releasing an Update, clearly WITHOUT testing jackshit as items are either bugged, unbalanced and gamebraking. Final zone in stacked lobbies are a snowball fuckfest and not fun at all..

    But yeah..go after that prizepool you sheeps ???

  65. what i think is stupid is m y xbox one x can get 144 fps and it only pulls 60 during game.

  66. why do people forget about the switch. Like it’s a console.

  67. This video gave me hope for fortnite on consol.

  68. Y r u guys giving so much hate

  69. I had to watch at speed 1.25 because I swear you talk slow on purpose so you can get your video longer than ten minutes

  70. I saw like a week ago console was overpowered and people were upset..?!

  71. I am looking for a duo partner for winter royale

  72. This game sucks its fuckt up its unplayable for us on ps4 or xbx

  73. Bro, all the good players like on controller on pc can jus go to console and take the money?‍♂️

  74. You didn’t name Parralel Jacob! Tha pissed me off ?

  75. Gronky. You are a loser. You are not a console player. Your channel is dead and fortnite is dead.

  76. Cross play in pubs is what’s killing console Fortnite. I have 2000+ wins and only get matched against pc and top tier console players and it’s just not fair and makes the game almost unplayable for me. I have to make new accounts if I want to casually play

  77. The top controller on pc players won’t be able to l2 spam if they come back to console and hopefully bring light to how bad console actually is right now

  78. This is good. But this doesn’t save it. I a very accustomed to ps4 player can tell how laggy and stuttery the game is right now. It’s absolutely horrible. Upon landing everything is super blurry and I can’t even tell what i picked up.

  79. No one cares about console Fortnite ?‍♂️ literally no one wants to watch it.

  80. My game has been feeling really slow and choppy on console

  81. A guy named Jediiknight has 8k + console wins in solo's

  82. I quit until they just fix, forced crossplay.

  83. People remember to disable crosss platform its game changing

  84. How much money does fortnite make from console and PC ? If it makes more money from console, the tournaments should have a larger prize pool. Don’t @me

  85. I would be into playing/ competing but I am not even convinced that I’m a pro which makes it hard for me to at least come out with 50 bucks

  86. Seriously so hyped for the tournament

  87. Best solution stop playing that shit game, jump on gta v or something

  88. bro this doesnt fix or save console fortnite players lol i mean its nice but the game is still almost unplayable on console. Now with the most recent update a lot of console players are getting this weird black box glitch thing on either the right or left side of their screen.

  89. Looking for a naw duo partner
    Dm me on ig:sxmmy_contreras

  90. yooo, i made it into his vid ? i got killed @ 9:34 .. if ur reading this, check out my insta @ zelouxy ? i’m a decent female console player ??

  91. whats split screen???

  92. Meanwhile in the gameplay in the background he is probably killing poor 60fps console players who were forced to play in a cross platform lobby

  93. Bruh I quit the game but I still comeback to see if they fixed the game in hopes to comeback. I really liked the game but forced crossplay is not it. I hope one day we can go back to the ways things were.

  94. REMOVE SHADOWS ON CONSOLE

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