Data mining of the latest Fortnite Battle Royale patch, V4.2.0, has revealed that a competitive playlist could be coming to the game in the near future.
After releasing in 2017, Fortnite Battle Royale’s popularity quickly skyrocketed in popularity and soon took PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ spot as the biggest battle royale title around.
The Fortnite Battle Royale community is constantly growing and with that growth, naturally, came the growth of a competitive community as the top players look for ways to prove who is best.
Competitive Fortnite Battle Royale cannot currently compare to competitive versions of other games as the lack of a competitive playlist or custom matches makes it difficult to play directly against your opponents.
While this is unlikely to be related to private matches for competitive play, it could possibly hint towards an integrated matchmaking system coming soon.
Some of the biggest esports like League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and even Call of Duty feature some form of ranked play which can serve as an introduction to competitive play.
A competitive playlist for Fortnite Battle Royale would help to separate players by skill and also be evidence of Epic Games considering Fortnite as a potential major player in the world of esports.
Epic Games have not commented on the find and there is, of course, no guarantee that ranked play will appear any time soon, if at all.