"Fortnite" Set To Introduce Upgraded Competitive Mode This Fall

Fortnite continues to grow as one of the most popular video games in the world. Developer Epic Games has brought fans of the battle royale styled game the competitive Summer Skirmish competition, but it appears that was just the beginning. Gamers are already aware of the Fortnite World Cup that is scheduled to take place next year. Only the most skilled players will be able to enter the competition, although details on exactly how entry will take place are still unreleased. 

Epic Games announced last week that they have been using the Summer Skirmish matches as a testing ground for them to build their next competitive mode. The developer has worked hard on researching ways to improve their system. The fruit of all their labor is expected to launch this Fall. “Our weekly Fortnite Summer Skirmish events have proven invaluable as a testing ground, providing a high-stakes environment for some of the best players in the world to showcase their skills,” wrote the developer in a statement. “We have learned a lot from experiments with scoring schemes and formats, attempting to find the best balance between simplicity, entertainment, server performance and competitive integrity. Expect for us to continue operating and supporting competitive events after the conclusion of Summer Skirmish as we lead into next year’s official Fortnite World Cup.”

“We are aware of a strong desire from competitive players for more opportunities to compete directly against one another within the same match,” continued the statement. “Development recently began for a robust competition system which will allow for all players to compete with one another and be recognized for their accomplishments. The first version of this feature is expected later this Fall.”