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Does Fortnite need a ranked system?

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The Winter Royale qualifiers introduced a new game type to competitive Fortnite and resulted in one of the more exciting Fortnite metas.

The health and shield recharge when getting a kill prevented turtling and late game heal-offs while rewarding aggressive play.

In addition, the scoring system actually seemed to make sense in the way it balanced high placements and kills. But it could still use a bit of tweaking.

A quick refresher, the point system they used worked like this:

  • Victory Royale: +3 points
  • Top 5: +1 point
  • Top 10: +1 point
  • 3 Eliminations: +1 point
  • 5 Eliminations: +1 point
  • 7 Eliminations: +1 point

With this system, the best game a player could have was eight points by getting seven or more kills and the Victory Royale.

Ultimately, that system didn’t differentiate enough between each mark.

A concept posted by Bonesingyre to Reddit’s /r/FortniteCompetitive expanded the scoring system and gave it more depth.

Placement Points:

Rank Points
20th 2
10th 2
7th 2
5th 2
3rd 2
2nd 2
1st 6

 

Elimination Points:

Kills Points
Every Kill 1 point
3 Kills 2 point bonus
5 Kills 2 point bonus
7 kills 2 point bonus

 

Examples:

Standing Kills Total Points Placement Points Kill points
75th 2 kills 2 Points 0 2
50th 2 kills 2 Points 0 2
12th 5 kills 11 Points 2 9
7th 2 kills 8 points 6 2
6th 1 kills 7 Points 6 1
6th 6 kills 16 Points 6 10
4th 1 kills 9 points 8 1
3rd 4 kills 16 points 10 6
2nd 0 kills 12 points 12 0
2nd 5 kills 21 points 12 9
1st 2 kills 20 points 18 2
1st 8 kills 32 points 18 14

This would give the individual reward for each game a lot more weight and would reduce the RNG pretty significantly. Victory Royale’s still are rewarded, but even a quick drop with a couple kills gives a meager reward.

With the stacked lobbies during the peak of Winter Royale qualifiers, it was easy for players to have a great game with four kills and an 11th place finish to receive only one point. The scoring system from /u/Bonesingyre seems to fix some of these issues.

What Would A Ranked System in Fortnite Provide?

The goal of going in-depth in those scoring systems is to try to figure out what a Fortnite ranked ladder would look like. It would have to take on a unique scoring system and Winter Royale’s – or Bonesingyre’s concept based on Winter Royale’s – is a solid start. 

The benefits of using a ranked system are numerous. Just ask literally every other non-battle royale esport. The ranked ladder provides structures and constant goals to gameplay. Each ranked floor shows an improvement in skill and a feeling of accomplishment.

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Ranked ladders also provide an easy way of comparing competition. No longer do people have to argue about who is the best in a friend group, the rank does that for them.

For people just picking up Fortnite, they receive a much kinder new player experience. New players stand little chance in most of the current lobbies. They can drop in remote areas and make top tens, but eventually, the skill gap catches up with them and somebody just pops them as an afterthought as the circle closes. (Trust me, I’ve seen it happen to my roommate plenty.)

There are benefits at the top level too. There has been a lot of debate over who the best players in Fortnite are, and that’s because there aren’t great ways for people to showcase their skills.

The skirmishes are too isolated and RNG dependent. The winners are great players, but no skirmish result can be pointed to as the definitive best players in the game. For example, Tfue and Cloakzy won Fall Skirmish, and they seemed like the best players, but then Winter Qualifiers came around and neither one qualified.

Fall Skirmish Grand Final Results

There could be a bunch of reasons for them not qualifying, and that’s the problem. The best players in literally every other esport are well-known and recognized. The best players in Fortnite are sporadic and ever-changing. A ranked ladder would provide the active baseline for the best players, then skirmish and official results would help separate the cream of the crop.

Why a Ranked Ladder Won’t Work in Fortnite

For all those benefits, there are some key differences between Battle Royale games and traditional esports. They aren’t head to head which makes ranking up and down complicated. Even using the modified Winter Royale scoring, that doesn’t provide a way for people to rank down. Points just stack and stack.

To bring rankings back to earth there would have to be constant ranked resets bringing people down a couple ranks. The other solution would be for each game to start with a negative impact on players ranks, then, after a certain threshold of either kills or placements, the rank would go positive. That would prevent players from farming games or just dropping tilted every single game.

In addition, the lack of a ranked system may provide the good-spirited debate that fuels Fortnite. Epic may not want there to be definitive proof of the best player in a friend group. Having good-spirited debates with each player thinking they are the best could be good for the game.

A ranked system would also spell an adjustment period for many longtime players. Suddenly, Victory Royales will be much harder to come by, but they will bring back that feeling of earning the victory that made each win so heart-pumping when we started playing the game.

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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