One of the main reasons for Fortnite’s popularity is the fact that it has a significant presence on streaming sites like Twitch. Unfortunately, being recognized as a streamer can be a mixed blessing, especially if you’re trying to have fun with the game and impress the crowd at the same time.
Epic has added a new Streamer mode to the game to address this issue, although there has been quite mixed reaction to the mode’s inclusion. It’s a great way to maintain anonymity for some players, but it has its drawbacks for those who don’t stream.
The shipping method is quite simple. Once you enable the mode, your name will be anonymized for other players.
It doesn’t really have a huge impact on the game itself, but it prevents other players from seeing your username and discovering who you are. It’s a quick fix for what could be a major problem for some streamers, but it works.
Pros of the Streamer Mode
If other players cannot see your name, it will be impossible for them to identify you and take advantage of the transfer process.
Chances are the streaming mode has been implemented to avoid stream sniper. Sniper Stream is a cheating method where a gamer watches a streamer’s videos and attacks him using outside information.
Not only is it unfair to the streamer, but it ruins the flow of the game for anyone trying to watch the stream. Even worse, it can be used to harass a streamer and force them to stop playing.
Cons of the Streamer Mode
Unfortunately, the Stream mode also means it’s impossible to tell if you’re playing with a big name in your game. Some players spend a lot of time playing games hoping to find a celebrity, which can’t happen if the other player has Streamer mode enabled.
As always, the balance between a gamer’s privacy and the appeal of playing with big names in the game is hard to decipher.
Streamer Mode is a great tool for those who stream their games. Facilitates interaction with the community and avoids shooting in the broadcast.
However, it prevents players from being able to watch some of their favorite streamers when they are in the game. However, one thing is certain: this mode helps protect one of the forms of exposure most essential to Fortnite’s success.