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A New Competitive Playlist Could be Coming to Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 16/May/2018 12:23 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:26

by Ross Deason

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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.

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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.

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That could all be about to change, though, as known data miner Richtoveen has discovered a new folder in the V4.2 files called “comp” with a file named “Playlist_Comp_Solo” inside.

While this is unlikely to be related to private matches for competitive play, it could possibly hint towards an integrated matchmaking system coming soon.

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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.

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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.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.