Epic Games has released new information regarding the future of competitive Fortnite.
On Thursday, January 17, Epic Games released a ‘Competitive Fortnite State of Development’ post which outlined the future of the esports scene.
The update is only ‘Part 1’ in an undisclosed set of posts in the future aimed at ‘communicating [Epic Games’] competitive philosophy.
This post mainly revolves around updates and how the nature of the game can quickly change via in-game patches. Epic Games wants to be able to ensure that adjustments no longer impact major competitive tournaments.
You can view the entire post below.
Competitive Fortnite State of Development – Part 1
PATCH RELEASES AND COMPETITION
We value the ability of players to adapt to the game changing over time. We also believe these changes keep Fortnite fresh for everyone including players, competitors and spectators. However, we want to provide reasonable time for you to adjust strategies following large gameplay impacting changes, for example prior to official Fortnite competitions. This time window could range from a few days to a week of a release.
This begins with the upcoming Australian Open, which will use the core Battle Royale modes during the competition, and something we will continue to take into account throughout 2019. Fortnite will continue to update every week, however for major, official Fortnite competitions we may adjust for competitive needs.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ON COMPETITIVE FORTNITE!”
More to come.