The crux of the outrage from fans is twofold: that H1Z1 is far too focused on Battle Royale instead of its survival mode and that existing game modes need more attention and work before tossing in additional modes.
There has even been a call for an H1Z1 boycott, which at the time of this writing has received 443 upvotes on Reddit. “A [Battle Royale]-centric focus has left a lot of your players looking to other games, which I won’t mention at this time, while still wishing for some progress in the mode they wanted to love, but for lack of reciprocation, was a love one-sided,” the boycott post states.
Daybreak did post a letter responding to the situation, assuring fans that survival mode was still being developed: “The truth of the matter is that the bigger features like base building take a significant amount of time to create and test before they are ready. So it may seem on the outside that we are not working on something because we are not talking about it daily but rest assured we have an incredible team of people actively working on survival content every day.”