People who played Call of Duty back in the day have almost certainly been challenged with a 1v1 on Rust.
Fortnite could use a proving ground like that to settle disputes between friends or online trash talkers.
Yelruog posted this idea on Reddit and it got me thinking about what this mode would look like.
Obviously, players can already go 1v1 in the playground, but that mode can be much different than the game itself.
Here’s the original Reddit post and I’ll flesh it out some more ideas below.
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So the first big thing to attack is the map.
Fortnite already has a massive map with many key points of interest. Each named location could just be a map and players could set preferences or ban maps before playing.
With new maps being created for The Block, Fortnite could have a more expansive map selection than almost any other game.
Next up is the weapons. In a 1v1 ranked mode, the weapons would have to be more standardized for the sake of fairness.
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Both players would probably have to start out with a partial loadout, maybe just a rare AR and tactical shotgun.
More weapons could be scattered around the map but they would have to be standardized to remove some of the RNG. I’m thinking classic Halo style here.
Players would also probably need to start out with materials, but not so much that farming is completely unnecessary.
Ranked modes are incredibly difficult to pull off in Battle Royale games. The scoring system would be complicated and determining how players rank up or down wouldn’t be easy. By making the mode 1v1, that would become easier.
The ultimate problem could be that Epic prefers to not have a ranked system. This allows players to feel the jubilation when they win, and, let’s be honest, probably convince some players they are better than they really are.
A ranked mode takes all subjectivity out of it. That may not be the direction Epic hopes to take Fortnite.
What do you think? Do you want this mode? If you do, how would you want it to look?