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Muselk explains why Fortnite needs “proper” ranked system

Published: 28/Apr/2020 8:53

by Andrew Amos


Elliott ‘Muselk’ Watkins might not be making FNCS finals every season, but that hasn’t stopped him from joining in the chorus of players asking Epic to introduce a proper ranked system into Fortnite.

Fortnite’s competitive scene has been a point of debate since the inception of battle royale in 2017. While players have been able to rank themselves on top through tournaments, only in the last 12 months was an in-game ranking system added.

However, the Arena ranked mode isn’t good enough for some ⁠— including Muselk.

Epic Games
Fortnite’s Arena mode gives players access to in-game tournaments, but there’s no official ranking system.

While players can play Arena to get a chance to play daily cups and qualifiers for major tournaments, there’s no real way of tracking who’s number one on the ladder.

Muselk has called on Epic to change this in the upcoming Chapter 2: Season 3 update, and looking at introducing a “proper” ranked system.

“Really hoping next season we see Fortnite add a proper elo competitive system,” he said on Twitter. “Feel like it’d be such a win-win.”

The two winners he’s pointing out are not just the competitive community, but the casuals too.

Ranked lobbies will give more players who want to improve incentive to grind, while normals will return to becoming the place to chill out and try out silly strategies.

At the moment, with the two combined into one ⁠— outside of Arena ⁠— it can feel like every game is a fight for your life.

“[It’d be] a place for pros to really grind and feel like they’re improving, and would make pubs at least somewhat more ‘fun’ focused.”

Battle royale games like Apex Legends and PUBG have successfully implemented ranked modes into their games. By focusing on eliminations alongside placement, players will gain or lose elo depending on how well they perform in each lobby.

Muselk believes that now is the time to add ranked to the biggest battle royale on the planet in an attempt to try and make the game enjoyable again.

Other battle royales like Apex Legends have successfully implemented a ranked system.

The Australian YouTuber has also said Fortnite is “in an absolutely dumb spot”, and Season 3 could be the deal-breaker for a lot of players.

Epic’s plans for the next update have been tightly guarded though, so we will have to wait and see if change is truly on the horizon.


How to get Rocket Launcher & Mythic AR in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 10:33 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 10:38

by David Purcell


Rocket Launchers are in short supply in Fortnite Season 5, Chapter 2, and there’s one location on the map where you can get not just the explosive weapon, but also a Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle as well. 

Epic Games‘ battle royale game that used to be full of challenges and Battle Pass rewards has seen its system shaken up in Season 5. The arrival of The Mandalorian puts great emphasis on collecting bounties, with NPC characters spread right across the island.

In their hands, as you might expect, is a variety of loot. Some are holding better things than others as well, ranging from Mythic to Epic weapons – and more.

There’s one location where players can actually grab themselves a weapon found nowhere else on the map, though.

Fortnite Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle location

One of the first things you need to know is that this cannot be found at a specific POI, but it is close to Slurpy Swamp. Let’s run through how you can get these insane guns in Fortnite Season 5.

Fortnite Ruckus
Epic Games
Ruckus is holding both of the weapons in Fortnite Season 5.

Where to find Ruckus in Fortnite

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Drop from the Battle Bus near Slurpy Swamp.
  3. Head over to the small compound east of the location, which is right on the waterfront.
  4. Hunt down an NPC called Ruckus.
  5. Take him out and collect the loot, consisting of a Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle.
Fortnite rocket launcher location
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Here’s where you need to go.

One of the easiest ways to take him down is to build a few structures nearby, and pop your head out to take shots.

Do have in mind that not only will the NPC have more health and a rocket launcher in-hand, but other enemies will also be racing to get the guaranteed loot.