Epic is always improving Fortnite. Here are five quality-of-life improvements they can make for Fortnite Season 11.

Fortnite Season 11 – or Chapter 2 – is only a few days away. There are a ton of improvements Epic can make to their game, and some of them seem like easy fixes.

One of the best things Epic has done for Fortnite is to allow broken chests to open. It makes looting easier for everyone – and was a no-brainer quality-of-life improvement.

Here are some other ways Epic could better optimize Fortnite in Season 11 and beyond.

Skin Loadouts

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I’ve been requesting skin loadouts for a long time. I – like a lot of you – have way too many Fortnite cosmetics. My locker is overflowing with skins, pickaxes, back blings, and emotes.

There’s an endless number of combinations I can use, but I find myself only using a handful of skins from my arsenal. I like the idea of using more, but it seems like every time I set my preference to “random” I get a skin I don’t want to wear.

A skin loadout means a separate screen in your locker where you can choose a skin, back bling, and pickaxe combination. You can set several loadouts and then randomize that setting instead of setting everything at random and hoping for the best.

The Fortnite locker is in shambles right now anyway – so reverting the current UI change might be enough of a win.

Preset Weapon Arrangement

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Adding a preset weapon arrangement might be the best thing Fortnite could do in terms of fostering positive feedback within the community. 

Every player on every platform deals with the hassle of moving their items and weapons around. Auto-sorting consumables to the right was a step in the right direction, but a lot of keyboard and mouse players don’t like to have their healing items all the way to the right.

Imagine a world where your shotgun was always where you want it and you didn’t have to remember where everything goes during a frantic early-game engagement. That’s something we can all get behind.

FoV Slider

Shout out to all the PC players in the crowd.

I’m a console player, so I was never able to use the stretched resolution back in the day. Since I’ve known nothing but native res, I can’t speak much on how helpful an FoV slider would be. All I know is that the folks over at r/FortniteCompetitive can’t shut up about it (smile).

I did, however, try to find a way to get stretched resolution on my console. You have to mess with monitor settings, and mine wasn’t capable of it. If we get an FoV slider, though, it will work for all platforms – meaning we console players could use it as well.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Epic is going to relent, here. They seem to care more about how their game looks from a viewership perspective, and don’t want streamers to bastardize the game’s optics by stretching their screens.

Custom Lobby Searches

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I’m surprised that Epic hasn’t already implemented a custom lobby search function. Everyone with a Support-A-Creator code is able to make custom lobbies, and many of these players will only be able to fill 20% of that lobby. Adding a search function will allow for custom scrim lobbies without using a third-party communication system.

There are also a ton of Creative Mode maps people want to explore with other players. Adding a search function will let them play Zone Wars, team modes, death runs, mazes and everything else without ever leaving Fortnite.

Arena Incentives

The past two seasons of Arena mode were – for most players – entirely pointless. There’s no reason to grind Arena points if you’re not trying to compete in Cash Cups or tournaments – other than for the love of the game.

Competitive Fortnite is fun – yes – but there’s no reason to play it. Most other games with competitive modes give some sort of minor cosmetic item for placing in different brackets, but Fortnite has nothing.

Give people an incentive to play Arena and more people will play it. The more good players who focus on Arena – the fewer “sweats” are W-keying noobs in public lobbies.

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Jimmy is a passionate gamer and lover/hater of all things Fortnite. Good comms on Twitter @JimmyDangus.