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Fortnite Ranked Arena Mode coming in V8.20 update

Published: 25/Mar/2019 15:22 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 15:42

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have announced that a brand new Arena mode will be added to Fortnite in the upcoming V8.20 patch – seemingly ushering in the start of ranked play in the battle royale title.  

The game developer announced their roadmap for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup on March 25, revealing more details on how players can get themselves qualified for the event with a mega $30,000,00 prize pool.

However, fans also spotted another detail – the announcement of a ranked mode – which is one addition that players, both casual and professional, have been craving for some time.

Epic GamesThe run up to the Fortnite World Cup is set to bring plenty of changes to the game.

In the post, Epic revealed that the Arena Mode would be added to the game in the upcoming V8.20 game patch.

The unreleased addition, which would not be a limited time mode, will allow players to try and qualify for the ‘Champion League’ – the highest attainable level. By climbing to the top, players will have proved themselves worthy enough for a chance at qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup via Online Open events that will run on weekends.

Epic GamesEpic’s description of the soon to be released Arena mode.

Epic also announced the dates on which the World Cup event will get underway. Players won’t have to wait too long, though, as the first two-day portion of the lengthy will begin on April 13. 

This will be the first time those who qualified for the Online Open events will be able to try their hand at securing a qualifying spot for their respective region in the World Cup. 

A ranked playlist has been in the works for some time, as Epic’s State of Development V4 post back in February of 2018 revealed that they were working on creating a better balance of skill throughout matchmaking.

Events, similar to a ranking system, have been trialed in-game since that post with the ‘Share the Love’ series that begun towards the end of Season 7 including placement matches and divisional rankings for players. 

There have been other attempts since, with both the Scallywag Cup and Blackheart Cup being hosted during Season 8, giving players the chance to win a stake of the $100,000 prize pool.

So, there you have it. Ranked mode is on its way to Fortnite Battle Royale. It’s unclear just how the ranking systems will work, but we don’t have too much longer to wait in order to find out. 


Where is Mave in Fortnite? How to get the Storm Scout sniper rifle

Published: 24/Feb/2021 23:34

by Tanner Pierce


The Storm Scout sniper is one of the most sought-after Exotic weapons in Fortnite right now. While the weapon’s been in the game for a while in certain forms, players can now get the rifle with Mave. Here’s how you can find the weapon and the NPC as of February 24.

It’s safe to say that the the Storm Scout is one of the most powerful weapons in Fortnite right now. While the actual damage that it outputs is impressive, it also shows exactly where the storm/circle will form in the future, giving a pretty notable advantage to those who use it.

While the weapon has been available in a variety of ways over the past couple years since it’s inclusion, Epic has now thrown players for a loop by changing up where it’s available.

Mave and Storm Scout sniper rifle location

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The Storm Scout sniper can now be found with Mave after the latest update from Epic Games.

While the Storm Scout sniper was previously available via the Lexa NPC near Hunter’s Haven, this is no longer the case. Instead, players will now have to travel a little bit further east if they want to pick up the powerful weapon.

As of February 24, the Storm Scout sniper rifle is available via Mave, just east of Catty Corner. Funny enough, she’s is located almost in the same place as Cole, who once sold the Hop Rock Dualies, so if you know where he is, you’ll be able to find Mave with ease.

If you’re still confused about what to do, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

  1. Land in the island and go to the location seen in the image above (it’s the cliffside southeast of Catty Corner, overlooking the ocean).
  2. Go up to Mave, who will be looking at a shine-like object on the cliffside.
  3. Interact with Mave and tab over to the Storm Scout sniper.
  4. Purchase the sniper.
  5. The weapon will automatically show up in your inventory after the leave the menu.
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The Storm Scout sniper costs 500 gold from Mave.

Like most Exotic weapon being sold at NPCs, the Storm Scout sniper rifle will cost players 500 Gold, so if you want the ability to get the weapon, you’ll need to save up a bit.

And that’s it! After you complete the above tasks you’ll have a Storm Scout sniper at your disposal. Of course, given the fact that we’re so close to the launch of Season 6, there’s always a chance that the location will change again in a few weeks.

We’ll keep this article updated for any further developments or changes regarding the sniper’s location should they arise. Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto.