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Fortnite Battle Royale • May 24, 2019

Epic Games announce new changes to Fortnite Battle Royale's Arena

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Epic Games announce new changes to Fortnite Battle Royale's Arena
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Epic Games revealed the variety of changes coming to Fortnite Battle Royale's Arena mode and they will significantly improve the matchmaking process.

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The addition of a competitive mode in Fortnite Battle Royale was met with a lot of excitement among players but the complaints quickly rolled in.

One of the major criticisms was the long queue times, something Epic Games will be addressing in an upcoming update to Arena Mode in an effort to improve the experience for everyone.

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Fortnite Battle Royale's Arena Mode finally gave players a competitive experience.

Epic Games rolled out a new matchmaking system with v9.10 of Fortnite Battle Royale and they claim this one helps out matchmaking a lot. The previous system used a system that searched for opponents with similar Hype to you and could end up taking much longer than anticipated.

The new system uses a set of Hype ranges and creates a series of "buckets" which will then merge with other buckets if there aren't enough players participating in them. Epic Games says this will create better matches for players and cut back on the wait time significantly, and it's a system they have been tweaking since it released.

You can read the complete list of changes in their new blog post from May 24.

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New Arena modes might be coming too

According to leaks, Epic Games could be adding in a Trios and Squads playlist to Arena mode in the near future.

There's no timetable or confirmation for the new modes so take them with a grain of salt until we receive any sort of direct confirmation from Epic Games.

The leaks come from Hypex, a well-known leaker in the Fortnite Battle Royale community, so there is a reliable source backing them up.

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