Ranked Play Coming To Fortnite
One of the good things about Fortnite is that you can win any match with a combination of luck, skill, and patience. But maybe you're looking for something more. Perhaps you want to know you're the finest, and more importantly, you want others to know it as well. You're in luck: ranked play types are coming to Fortnite.
Over the weekend, Epic Games revealed the most significant feature to Fortnite's 24.40 update: ranked play in both Battle Royale and Zero Build modes. Beginning with the update (precise release date TBD), players will be able to enable Ranked gameplay and begin climbing their way from Bronze to Fortnite's highest honor, Unreal.
When players enable Ranked Mode, Fortnite will start matching them with people of a similar rank – those squadding up will be matched based on the rank of their strongest players, and friends will climb or fall together. And, because this is Fortnite, ranked play will include the opportunity to win aesthetic goodies.
Ranked play will follow a seasonal cycle, beginning with a "Season Zero" trial alongside the 24.40 patch. Season Zero will go until the end of the current Fortnite Season – Chapter 4, Season 3, for those who aren't keeping count — and future ranked seasons will begin and conclude in the same way as regular Fortnite seasons.
The Fortnite blog has more information on progression and other balance adjustments coming in patch 24.40. Get your reps in now because you have gains to sustain.