“We are aware of a strong desire from competitive players for more opportunities to compete directly against one another within the same match,” the studio said. “Development recently began for a robust competition system which will allow for all players to compete with one another and be recognized for their accomplishments.”
That kind of sounds like a ranked ladder system, doesn’t it? Epic said the first version of this feature will launch in the fall.
Epic also wants to improve “Fortnite’s” controls across all platforms. It’s working on custom controls, so players can completely remap their gamepads to suit their preference. The studio hopes to launch the feature later this year. It’s also implementing peripheral-based matchmaking. That means if you’re using a controller, you’ll face other players using controllers. If you’re using a keyboard and mouse, you’ll battle other KB+M users. This should allow for a more even playing field. But, the current crossplay rules still apply, Epic said. If you’re a PC player, you’re still going to compete with other PC players regardless of input device.
“We believe you should be able to play ‘Fortnite’ when and how you want, whether it’s on the couch with a controller or on the go with ‘Fortnite Mobile,” it said.
Epic’s post details a host of other upcoming “Fortnite” changes, including weapon balance tweaks, performance issues, Playground updates, and more.