Epic Games will introduce a ladder ranking system in Fortnite

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Many improvements and cool stuff are coming up for your beloved Battle Royale

The Fortnite dev team shared some news about the state and development of the game. The blog post covered many topics, such as game controls, weapon balance, building effectiveness and other stuff. Besides that, it touched upon one thing that was new – it’s the competitive part of the game. 

According to Epic Games, Fortnite Summer Skirmish weekly 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”. They will keep supporting competitions of this type and will discuss details about the Fortnite World Cup after Summer Skirmishes are concluded. 

The developers also mentioned the plans to improve spectator experience. The enhancements they tested during Pro-Am tournament (which ran on main servers at E3) will upgrade quality of live streams. The viewers will get new features that “will allow us to provide more high-quality coverage of the action along with map overheads, scoreboards, and drone cameras”.

But the main thing is competitive match-making. The game creators finally started working on “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 ladder will supposedly come out in the end of the fall but there are no other details on the matter now. Interestingly enough, the new match-making system will pair you with enemies who use the same input peripherals: controller versus controller, keyboard and mouse versus keyboard and mouse. 

Let’s go back to Summer Skirmish again, the devs apparently “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”. It means that the Fortnite’s ranking system and functionality must be tested on live servers. Doubt that Epic Games will screw this one up – players will get a properly working matchmaking and rightfully so, because we’ve been waiting for it for a long time now.

You can read the full blog post here

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