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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

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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. 

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

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Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
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Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.