i don't play fortnite because i don't like the style, but i do play some other BR games -- mostly PUBG -- and let me say one thing:
i am alarmed at the fact old /v/ AND nu-/v/ willingly shuns games that are purely gameplay, completely unscripted, with little to no story, with unique encounters, which makes use of improvisational skill, and leaves any sort of lore up to the imagination -- because, you know, the true essence of VIDEO GAMES is using your imagination>hurr i walk around and see no one
that's a you thing. if you want action, you will go to heavier landing zones. don't want to because you suck? either keep trying to drop somewhere else. i do both depending on how i want to play. these matches are completely up to you and how you want to go about them.
if you're one of these people who are like this, you need to fucking stop whining. it's your fault if you see no one, and it's your fault if you see too many of them when you don't want to
you're not going to like this, but BR games are an allegory of life >don't know what the fuck you're going to get most of the time; randomized>one life>don't know who is around you -- and where>luck factor -- whether minor or extreme
you just have to realize that some people are luckier than you are (and also just better) and you shouldn't beat yourself over this every time you die