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Could this be the best way to add ranked play to Fortnite?

by Alan Bernal

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Fortnite players have asked for a ranking system to the game for a long time prompting widespread frustration over the missing feature, but one idea could be the answer to easily integrating the competitive component.

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Epic Games have helped create an extensive log of tournaments and events for its battle royal, but that still hasn’t quelled the concern from fans over the game’s lack of a more competitive environment.

In a post, Reddit user easkate outlined their idea for a ranking system influenced by Rocket League that could see a similarly effective structure introduced to Fortnite.

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Introducing, Fortnite: Ranked Royale! A ranked mode is desperately needed in Fortnite, so I decided to design one! from r/FortNiteBR

The concept would introduce “Ranked Royale” as a tiered ranking system consisting of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Champion that echoes the structure from other popular games.

Within those ranks there would be four sub-tiers for players to move through that would either rank up or down with their performances.

The idea didn’t give a thorough explanation to what factors would contribute to a player’s rank, seeing as players hold Fortnite kills and Victory Royales in different esteem.

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Fortnite has provided a wealth of competitive offerings, except for a ranked system.

That being said, there would be a merit to including sub-tiers because of the wildly varying experiences players ranging from amateurs to pros can have in a given game.

The concept was met with some hesitation from fans, but overall the idea seemed to strike the right chord with a lot of commenters.

From a fan’s perspective there was still indecision about the correct implementation of such a structure, whether or not Ranked or a previously proposed skill based matchmaking would be a better fit for the battle royale.