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When is Duel mode coming to Fortnite Battle Royale? Epic provide update on 1v1 mode

Published: 24/Apr/2019 10:37 Updated: 24/Apr/2019 10:52

by Joe Craven

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Epic Games, developers of the massively popular Fortnite Battle Royale, have confirmed that they are working on a 1v1 practice mode and have teased that “big” things are coming to Creative.

Will there be a 1v1 mode added to Fortnite Battle Royale?

Initial interest regarding a 1v1 mode was piqued in late March 2019, when an Epic employee, Reddit user ‘darkveil’, replied to a question on an ‘ask me anything’ regarding the Creative mode in the game.

In response to the question, which regarded the potential of a 1v1 mode in Fortnite Battle Royale, the Epic Games staff member said that they were “planning to add ‘Duel’ mode support for 1v1, winner stays on.”

RedditThe original Reddit response regarding a potential 1v1 mode.
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When will Fortnite Battle Royale’s “Duel” mode be added?

This initial Reddit response from Epic Games went somewhat unnoticed, but community interest rose again last night as they provided another update.

A lot of large games have incorporated 1v1 modes of late. For example 2017’s Call of Duty: WWII had a specific 1v1 arena built into the headquarters social space, harking back to Modern Warfare’s inclusion of ‘Cage Matches’. Given Fortnite’s unique building aspect and the extra skill level this brings, there have long been calls to incorporate a 1v1 mode.

“The Duel feature is still a little ways out,” explains darkveil, “but a big piece of tech needed is coming in the next Creative update — we’ve added support for games to have multiple “rounds” and scoring/victory handling for that.”

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Judging by the response, it seems like there will be a large Creative update coming soon, with the 1v1 Duel mode following at some point after. 

At the time of writing, there are roughly two weeks of Season 8 left, meaning that Duel mode will probably be added with the start of Season 9, or someway through that season.

Reddit users were understandably excited, with one saying “Can I kiss you?” whilst another simply went for “flair this man”.

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Why Fortnite players want “trash” vehicle challenges removed

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:26

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players are getting frustrated with vehicle challenges, with some of them asking Epic Games to remove them from the popular battle royale entirely – here’s why.

Vehicles have become a staple of Fortnite, and The Island wouldn’t be the same without them. Whether you want to cruise the roads in a car, take to the waters in a motorboat, or even zoom around the skies in a plane, you can do that (unless they get vaulted, that is).

But while they may be fun to ride, they’re not necessarily going to help you win; there’s no respawning in Fortnite’s battle royale mode, so driving a noisy vehicle that will get the attention of all your opponents isn’t always the best idea.

Fortnite motorboat locations

Despite this, vehicles often feature in the game’s challenges, which are essential to earn that all-important XP to help level up the Battle Pass – and it’s something players are getting frustrated with.

Most recently, the Season 5 Week 7 legendary challenge requires players to ‘Damage Opponents in Vehicles’, with quite a few tiers to tick off. Completing this challenge in full requires a total of 2,500 damage to opponents in vehicles, which is no easy task.

In a Reddit thread titled “Can we stop with the vehicle challenges please?” several Fortnite players have left comments airing their frustration about the constant vehicle-based quests and how hard they are to finish.

Can we stop with the vehicle challenges please? from FortNiteBR

“The vehicle challenges are absolute trash,” wrote one player, while another added: “The game’s just becoming more and more of a grind, the legendary challenges have been a joke this season.”

The main problem people seem to have with vehicle challenges is that once they go live, no one wants to drive as they’ll become a target for other players wanting to complete the challenge. As a result, you have 100 players waiting to damage vehicles, and no one actually driving them.

Besides this frustration, other players have argued that there aren’t enough vehicles located around the map to be able to complete the challenge in the first place, and to make matters worse, there are no vehicle-based LTMs to get easy damage in either.

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Players are calling for vehicle challenges to be removed from Fortnite.

“Just this challenge existing means people are not going to drive vehicles as much because everyone is going to be waiting for someone else to get in a vehicle so that they can shoot them,” wrote one player.

Another added: “I thought the mission was to deal damage WHILE riding in a vehicle. But since it’s to deal damage TO people in a vehicle, I’m thinking ‘Who the hell would make themselves a target like that?'”

A third pointed out that many vehicles are riddled with bugs and glitches, which makes having to use them even more frustrating: “No one’s riding in them unless they have to because they’re really buggy currently.”

Whether Epic will take heed of these concerns remains to be seen, although it seems unlikely right now.

They did recently promise to ‘look into’ claims that the customizable superhero skin was “unfair” and effectively “pay-to-win” as it allowed players to hide at night, so they are definitely listening when needed.