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Fortnite just teased a brand new Arena gamemode… Yet the question remains -- will it live up to all the hype? (pun intended)

In all seriousness, Fortnite has an existential problem revolving around their competitive game modes. While Fortnite as an Esport continues to gain traction, players generally view Arena as inferior to other means of practice

From the gamemakers’ perspective, creating a constantly competitive environment in 100 player lobbies without atrocious wait times is an understandably difficult task. But it seems as though they will be taking another go at it after dropping this teaser on Twitter

Far far away... You know what isn’t far far away? May 4th, which happens to be the unofficial Star Wars day for all the fanatics

Could I be grasping at straws here? Perhaps. But at least I’m not the only one doing it

Fortnite has collaborated with Disney-owned superheroes including the Marvel Cinematic Universe and even Star Wars on last year’s May 4th. A collaboration is definitely not out of the question

The question begs, however, why would Fortnite add a marketing gimmick to their much more sectioned off part of the community? Why not just do a normal in-game collaboration like usual?

Perhaps it is just another marketing tool, which in that case there’s nothing much to report here. Many avid competitive players, myself included, would like to see a more comprehensive overhaul of the lackluster competitive mode

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After Fortnite announced their own take on scrims with an EU-lead pilot, there’s good reason to believe they are taking another strong look at their approach to competitive

We’ll have to wait until that “not far far away” date to find out Fortnite’s true meaning behind the teased Arena changes. Follow us on Twitter to get updates as soon as they come in

Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.

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