Fortnite’s success had a negative impact on Paragon


Fortnite Battle Royal achieves great success. With its game reaching 40 million downloads, Epic Games has to send some Paragon developers to take care of Fortnite.

Paragon’s development becomes obstructed, it took a long time for them to update the game. This matter raises a question to Epic Games, will they continue to support Paragon or not? The game seems to be dying, we don’t know exactly how many players are playing this game right now.

Epic themselves have difficulty retaining new players. Reddit Community Coordinator edgardiaz gave some truth that it is true that Paragon’s update is slow, it’s because some of the Paragon development team are moved to work on Fortnite.

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“It’s an understandable move, given the popularity of Fortnite, which has grown far larger than anything in Epic’s past.”

“Going from Legacy to Monolith to a new card system and all of the changes in-between, our efforts have always been focused on growing the game. While each of these incarnations has been beloved by a core community, none has been large enough to achieve mainstream success,” Diaz said. “This, combined with the humbling success of Fortnite has caused us to question if we have a good path to grow Paragon and make it thrive.”

“The core challenge is that, of new players who try Paragon, only a small number continue to play regularly after a month. Though Paragon has evolved, no iteration has yet achieved that magical combination of ingredients that make for a sustainable game.”

“work on Paragon continues,” and that the v45 update will go live this week.

“Over the next few weeks, we’ll be figuring out if and how we can evolve Paragon to achieve growth and success, and trying some things internally. In the meantime, Paragon’s release cadence will be slower,” Diaz said. “We welcome your thoughts on what we should do. Like you, the team is deeply passionate about Paragon. Like you, we would love to find a path that works. And like the community at large, we are not all in agreement on what could place Paragon on a fundamentally better path for all.”

After all this, how will Paragon continue forward? Do Paragon fans have to accept the fate that their favorite game is dying? We are waiting for Epic Games to come out with a solution for Paragon.