Epic Games have outlined their plans for competitive Fortnite Battle Royale ahead of 2019’s “official Fortnite World Cup”.
As part of their August 2018 “State of Development” post, the developers said that the Fortnite Summer Skirmish events have been “proven invaluable as a testing ground” for competitive play in a high-stakes environment.
They went on to say that they have been “attempting to find the best balance between simplicity, entertainment, server performance and competitive integrity” before promising that more competitions are on the horizon:
“Expect for us to continue operating and supporting competitive events after the conclusion of Summer Skirmish as we lead into next year’s official Fortnite World Cup.”
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The post also discusses the ongoing development of a live spectating feature with “functionality similar to what was featured in the E3 Pro-Am” for live gameplay servers.
The improvements will apparently “provide more high-quality coverage of the action along with map overheads, scoreboards, and drone cameras” and continue to be developed in the coming weeks and months.
Finally, the developers say that they are “aware of a strong desire from competitive players for more opportunities to compete against one another within the same match” and that development to provide these opportunities is currently underway:
“Development recently began for a robust competition system which will allow for all players to compete with one another and be recognized for their accomplishments. The first version of this feature is expected later this Fall.”