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Duos teased for Fortnite Season 2 competitive with new test tournament

by Brad Norton
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As dedicated players get accustomed to Fortnite’s major Season 2 update, Epic Games has made a last-minute adjustment and teased the future of duos in competitive play.

Fortnite players seeking out a competitive challenge have grown used to regular ‘Hype Nite’ events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout any given season. 

Shortly after the latest content drop, as competitors around the world were gearing up for the latest set of tournaments, Epic Games issued a last-minute delay and teased the future of duos events.

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You could soon be dropping into competitive action as part of a duo.

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Hype Nites are open tournaments that serve as one of the only real forms of regular competitive play in Epic’s popular battle royale title. 

Before action could kick-off for the latest event however, the official Fortnite Competitive Twitter account outlined how the upcoming tournament had been pushed back.

“We have delayed Hype Nites to being on a future date,” the statement read. “Instead, we will be running an open Duos Test Tournament for all regions this Saturday. Grab a friend and hop in together!”

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While fans of the standard competitive structure have grown used to Hype Nites featuring open tournaments with solos and occasional squad-based action, this adjustment could be hinting at a potential duos inclusion in the near future.

All regions are able to get involved in the testing phase and positive feedback will be pivotal as to whether or not duos returns in a more official capacity.

Despite featuring duos at the World Cup in 2019, Fortnite has been relatively quiet on the two-person front since. This could mark a turning point if all goes well throughout the testing period.

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Fortnite's premiere World Cup tournament featured 50 of the world's best duo pairings.

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No further information has been provided as to when regular Hype Nites competition will resume, but through this testing phase, it’s clear the developers are more interested than ever before in bringing back duos tourneys.

If you’ve got a regular duo at the ready, this test tournament could be your time to shine and prove why duo comps deserve to be at the forefront of pro Fortnite.