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Fortnite has plans to add a 1v1 mode

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A while back, in an AMA, Epic Employee darkveil mentioned that Epic had plans to add a 1v1 mode in the future.

We haven’t received an update on that statement since, but that seems like something for Fortnite fans to look forward too.

The comment at the time was buried in the AMA but was recently brought up by multiple posts on Reddit and sits on the front page of /r/FortniteCompetitive.

Epic confirmed a 1v1 “Duel” mode, this was in a creative AMA that took place almost a month ago and it went under the radar from r/FortniteCompetitive

How would a 1v1 mode work in Fortnite?

So we don’t know anything about this mode other than it is called “Duel.”

So let’s look at the mode and how it might work in Fortnite. To start, you would need a set load-out both players start with.

More weapons could be scattered around a much smaller map, but to make it fair there should be a baseline. I think just a pump shotgun and an AR would be all that is needed. Epic could experiment with more starting options.

Higher rarities and other weapons would provide the looting aspect of a BR in this type of mode.

What map would you use?

If it’s 1v1, the map needs to be much smaller. Think classic Call of Duty maps like Rust or Nuketown. If the players are too spread out, the game can become boring.

You could honestly hold a fun 1v1 in just one of Tilted Towers’ Skyscrapers. Or in half of Pleasant Park. But I think one of Epic’s less popular creations is actually perfect for this mode: The Block.

Designs from The Block would make for fun 1v1 locations

The Block designs are self-contained maps that provide a variety of unique aspects. Some are better than others, but almost all of them would make for an interesting place to hold 1v1s.

For a lot of the reasons The Block isn’t a great landing space, the designs work well for a 1v1. Materials and loot problems are usually the biggest issue with The Block, and that won’t be as big of a concern in a 1v1.

They also have poor site lines and are in a weird spot on the bigger map, two things that don’t matter in a 1v1. In fact, having a lot of corners and rooms works well for the Duel format.

How does a 1v1 mode handle materials?

Similar to weapons, I feel like materials need to be something that players start with and have to replenish. One problem you want to avoid is people just having more materials and winning duels on that fact alone.

Finding the balance between being able to have build battles, and also not having every interaction dominated them will be one of the key challenges of this mode.

I think you could start with 100 materials, then you can make the choice to farm (up to 200 or 300) or just use what you have to rush your opponent. This is definitely a tougher aspect of this mode to balance.

One cool strategy would be implementing something like CS:GO’s economy. After each round, players could choose to upgrade their items or buy new weapons. That adds a level of strategy to the game and lets different play styles shine through.

Could it be 2v2 or 4v4?

This is my favorite Fortnite mode that does not exist at all. I think this is the best way for Fortnite esports to operate. You take out a lot of the issues with the current Fortnite competitive scene like RNG, confusing strategies like the Baller, and lag issues in the late game.

The Baller has caused plenty of headaches in Fortnite esports

How cool would it be for Liquid’s Vivid and Poach to face-off against FaZe’s Tfue and Chap? You could really bring back the rivalries between esports organizations that other esports thrive upon.

You could do brackets with different duos or squads going head-to-head before reaching a final match.

It could be something like Call of Duty where different game modes bring in unique challenges, or something like CS:GO with a map system that acts like a series.

Some combination of both but using Fortnite’s build battles is an esport that has some serious power.

There are no indications that this is in the works, but it feels like a natural extension of the 1v1 mode when it gets implemented.

Moving Fortnite esports to this type of format could save Epic a lot of headaches. They have struggled to balance the game for competitive players and the general player base.

Arena Mode is a start but they could use a full split to really have both aspects of the game perform at their best.

What do you think about a 1v1 mode? Would you play? How would you want it to look?

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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

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Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite

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Prop Hunt has long been part of collective gaming culture. The mode has finally arrived in Fortnite and it looks to be a whole lot of fun!

Due to some mishaps on the part of Epic, Fortnite has been suffering some negative strides. In order to switch things back around, the devs need a successive streak of victories.

Prop Hunt has been a much asked for ‘just for fun’ mode and Epic is now delivering. This, along with great v9.30 changes, could really bring back a lot of excitement for Fortnite!

Prop Hunt playable now in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Creative mode is a stirring pot of creative genius and remarkable talents. For the lucky few chosen by Epic, the creations made in Creative become legendary adventures played by millions.

Prop Hunt has been brought to life by a team of talented Creative creators. The team at StrayKite managed to create a replica of the classic experience that plays like a dream.

Prop Hunt now in Fortnite! – via Epic Games

The mode is available to play now in Creative & Playground lobbies.

The basic rules of Prop Hunt are as follows:

  • Props are given a set amount of time to hide before Seekers try to find them
  • Each Prop can switch between differing objects a certain amount of times
  • Seekers try to find all the Props before the time limit is reached. If they manage to do so, the Seekers win.
  • If all Props are not found, the Props win.

Epic Games has not given any end-date for the Prop Hunt island feature, but the prop hunt mode can always be played from here on out. This can be done by using the Island Code provided by Epic (6069-9263-9110).

Using the Creative mode’s configuration settings, you can also create custom Prop Hunt game types. This includes longer Seeker time limits, stricter win conditions, banned props, and more. More options will be added for the mode in the future.

Best Prop Hunt island codes 2021

Island NameIsland CodeCreator
Prop Hunt: Modern Mall1679-1165-5282Regirom
Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe8851-5874-9250Regirom
Lazer Tag Prop Hunt4313-9914-2759Puzzler
Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition9565-6442-7019Shride
Mall Prop Hunt!7666-6510-5877Gamerzhits
Prop Hunt Infinite7263-1478-7522Puzzler
Prop Hunt: The Simpsons3913-1259-2687Marablind
Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt1534-1221-2242SHAVERMAN46
Stranger Things Prop Hunt7011-8363-9120Mr_glaisternator
The Office Prop Hunt3006-8634-9197Mr_glaisternator
Prop Hunt With Abilities9249-3264-0093TeamUnite
Prophunt: Esports Villa5097-8380-0119H4llover4ter
Silhouette Prop Hunt5176-4146-5073ChannelFN
Swimming Pool Prop Hunt3487-1374-0131Fortniteart
Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt6180-5637-0525Shinohara

Happy hunting!

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Fortnite Battle Lab mode removed in latest update (Updated May 4)

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has disappeared from the mode select screen and Epic Games has made no comment on where the mode went.

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Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has been disabled in the v16.30 patch, and fans aren’t happy with its removal.

UPDATE: The Battle Labs mode has been turned back on as of May 4th, 2021.

Battle Lab was added in December of 2019 close to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2. This core game mode replaced the Playground mode which allowed players to explore The Island alone or with friends.

While Playground was mostly a vanilla battle royale experience, Battle Lab allowed players to set their own rules and change loot pools. Video editors would use Battle Lab to produce high-quality content, and it also allowed younger players to enjoy the game without allowing them to play with strangers.

Fortnite Mode Select Screen

However, Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has seemingly disappeared in the latest update without any word from Fortnite or Epic Games. This has led to an outcry from fans on Twitter who are asking for the game mode to be reinstated.

Downtime for the Fortnite v16.30 started at 4 a.m. EST on April 27, and shortly after the servers came back online players started to notice Battle Lab was missing. The Fortnite Status Twitter made various posts noting the changes made in the update, but Battle Lab wasn’t mentioned a single time.

Over the past 24 hours, Fortnite Status has also acknowledged various bug fixes and server issues. While it remains unknown whether Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode was removed by accident, the lack of acknowledgment makes it seem as if it were removed intentionally.

The removal of Battle Lab won’t affect the majority of Fortnite’s player base, it will have an impact on content creators. As stated by Frenzy2nd on Twitter, it would be ideal for Fortnite to let players know what its plans are for the future of Battle Lab.

In the meantime, there are still plenty of modes available for players to enjoy. These include the new Free For All Arena mode, One Shot duos, and an assortment of featured Creative modes. Stay tuned for the latest information regarding Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode.

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