Epic Games is redesigning Competitive Fortnite with the design team announcing on the state of development. Here is a look at the statement
Competitive Fortnite is the one place Epic Games is try to get to and the one place they couldn’t until now. The Winter Royale was amazing until the Semi-Finals when Season 7 started and suddenly everything changed. Summer Skirmish was laggy at best. The problem is in our globalized world Fortnite is played everywhere and even people who do not play the game have heard about it. There is simply a lot of players. The main problem for global competition is the Middle Eastern and Far Eastern countries are not hosting servers over. So Epic Games tried major offline tournaments, but timing and new updates became the problem like the Winter Royale.
Epic Games Statement
Epic Games had recently announced that they are working on a new backend for upcoming tournaments. With that being said, the Competitive Fortnite Team have released a new statement. The Competitive Fortnite Team quotes “Last year was an invaluable learning experience for the entire Fortnite Competitive team. In the past six months, there have been 33 official online North American and European competitions and two major offline competitions. Those competitions tallied to approximately $20 million in prizes awarded to nearly 1,000 players. Each one of these competitions is helping to grow, evolve and shape the competitive Fortnite experience.”.
The first sentence is very interesting and important one “learning experience for the entire Fortnite Competitive team.”
It continues as “We value the ability of players to adapt to the game-changing over time. We also believe these changes keep Fortnite fresh for everyone including players, competitors and spectators. However, we want to provide a reasonable time for you to adjust strategies following large gameplay impacting changes, for example prior to official Fortnite competitions. This time window could range from a few days to a week of a release. This begins with the upcoming Australian Open, which will use the core Battle Royale modes during the competition. Something we will continue to take into account throughout 2019. Fortnite will continue to update every week, however, for major, official Fortnite competitions. We may adjust for competitive needs.”
The Australian open seems to be the first real test. This also means the the backend will probably be for online.
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The whole statement can be seen from Fortnite Competitive.