Battle Royale fans prepare to compete. Fortnite is finally receiving a dedicated Ranked Mode. Fans of the popular Battle Royale already have a competitive scene. This ranges from community tournaments to those officially sponsored by Epic Games. However, the Arena mode performed as a faux, competitive mode as Epic Games prepared a proper replacement. Here is Fortnite’s Ranked Mode.
Prepare for Battle
Fortnite’s Ranked Mode contains multiple Ranks. These include Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, Platinum, Elite, Champion, and Unreal. Subsequently, the lower ranks each have three tiers. However, the higher Ranks only have one tier starting with Elite. Players who reach Unreal no longer have to worry about decreasing in Rank for that season. Number placements are assigned to players in Unreal. Furthermore, these fluctuate based on Ranked performance.
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Patch v24.40 debuts Fortnite’s Ranked Mode. Season Zero marks the beginning of the Ranked season. It lasts until the end of Battle Royale Chapter Four Season Three. Epic Games plans to use this time for monitoring and fixing bugs. Subsequently, players can track the status of issues here.
Glory and Rewards
Players receive their Rank upon finishing one match of Ranked Play. This Rank is determined by the player’s previous match and current Ranked match performance. Ranked progress is tied to match placement and kills. Subsequently, kills in Fortnite’s Ranked Mode are worth more later in the match. This progress can be monitored through a progress bar on your screen.
Furthermore, matchmaking pits players of similar rank against one another. Team members earn Ranked progress equally based on the Team’s placement and the kills earned. Subsequently, your Team Rank is tied to the highest individual Ranked player. Lastly, players do retain individual Rank placements when in a Party/Team. Individual progress is continued based on the Team’s performance. Here are the modes supported at the launch of Fortnite’s Ranked Mode.
- Battle Royale
- Zero Build
A Fighting Spirit
That is the rundown of Fortnite’s Ranked Mode. One final note: your Rank is separate between Zero Build and Battle Royale. Additionally, Epic Games is implementing new balance changes with the next patch.
- 50 materials drop from defeated players
- Material cap decreased from 999 to 500
- The rate of harvesting materials is slightly increased
I personally am excited about an official Ranked Mode. Myself and many other players are motivated by rewards of course. The Ranked cosmetics tied to the mode (tied to Ranked Urgent Quests) are appealing. The Burn Bright emote (displays rank) is the final icing on the cake to get many players through the Ranked season track. However, I personally will wait until Zero Build – solo becomes available in Ranked.
New players can even join the fun. You will need to complete a Quest (outlast 500 opponents) before gaining access to the mode. What are your thoughts about the new Ranked Mode? Let us know in the comments down below.