A Fortnite gamer develops an outstanding concept film demonstrating how Call of Duty’s Calling Cards could be used in the battle royale.
Fortnite, being the most popular battle royale game, doesn’t need to improve on what it already offers. That doesn’t stop Fortnite gamers from borrowing ideas from other battle royale games in the hopes of persuading Epic Games to rethink its mind. Consider a recent suggestion to improve a certain area of Fortnite. A clever Fortnite player created an incredible concept movie illustrating how “Calling Cards” can seem in Fortnite.
Calling Cards is the official name for the feature in Call of Duty, however it’s more commonly referred to as nameplates. They can also be found in a variety of other games, such as Apex Legends, Destiny 2, and Fall Guys. They’re basically customizable menu banners with cosmetics that may be gained through in-game achievements or bought/acquired like other cosmetics. Despite the fact that nameplates are ubiquitous in so many other live streaming games, Fortnite doesn’t use them.
ZRKGlitcher created a nameplate concept film and uploaded it on Reddit as a visual representation of how nameplates provide a new dimension of customization to Fortnite. The player’s name, along with a title or achievement just below it, is overlaid on top of a custom background in the banner. A player’s avatar, which can be their character or another avatar, is displayed to the right of the nameplate. The player’s level is displayed on the left side, along with an insignia that represents their progress. Each nameplate is unique to the player it symbolises.
ZRKGlitcher explains why they took the effort to make the idea video in the end. They enjoy the concept of introducing “more personal customisation” and “challenges” that may be fulfilled each season, according to them. They go on to say that they have additional ideas for nameplates, implying that they may create more Fortnite nameplate concept art in the future. Regardless, their movie serves as a fantastic and concise introduction of the feature.
On the one hand, the nameplates are a natural fit for Fortnite. Players interact with them in numerous games and appreciate the extra individuality and personality it gives them in-game. On the other side, it’s a bit distracting and takes the focus away from Fortnite’s main focus, which is skins. Epic wants users to be able to identify themselves through their Fortnite skins, incentivizing them to buy more. However, everything is conceivable.
ZRKGlitcher’s concept video is a terrific statement from the community in the direction of nameplates being added to Fortnite. Epic does listen to player comments, so perhaps the development team will be inspired by ZRKGlitcher’s suggestion and work on introducing nameplates sooner or later.
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