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Introducing TRN Score: A Take on Progression and In Game Skill Tracking by Fortnite Tracker

The Basics

At the core of the new rating system is Epic "Score", derived from Epic Games' scoring mechanism for individual player performance in a match.
We examined hundreds of millions of matches, creating a complete distribution of match scores.
This distribution serves as the benchmark against which individual scores are compared during updates.

How does it work?

In a Fortnite match, your performance is measured by the percentage of players remaining when you either die or win, which determines your epic score. For example, if you're among the top 10% of players when you exit the match, you receive an epic score of 506 or higher, on the other hand, if you're among the bottom 10% when you exit, your epic score will be 20 or lower.

  • Performance-Based Points: High scores guarantee point gains, reinforcing consistent good performances. On the other hand, lower scores may result in point loss or no gain at all.
  • Multipliers: Our new system incorporates a multiplier, dynamically adjusting based on a player's TRN Score. Higher TRN Scores bring greater expectations for top-tier performances, making underperformance more impactful for those higher up in the ranks.

Why?

The shift from the old system, which mainly focused on placement groups (Top 1, Top 10, etc.), was caused by several factors:

  1. Abuse by Pub Stompers: The old system was vulnerable by "pub stompers," leading to an unfair advantage for certain players.
  2. Better Suited for Ranked and Tournament Matches: Unlike the old system, the new rating system is designed to perform well in Ranked and Tournament games, providing a more accurate representation of a player's overall skill. Performing well in competitive settings is now a big factor in climbing the leaderboards.

Addressing Potential Concerns

While the new system introduces a fairer playing field, it comes with certain considerations:

  1. In-Game Score Expectations: The higher your TRN Score, we expect higher In-Game Score from you; if your TRN Score is ~4000, and you win a match with an in game score of ~550, you will not gain TRN Score as we expect winners to generally have ~700+ TRN score.
  2. Passive Play: This new system actively discourages passive play styles, such as camping and hiding until the final zones. Skill assessment is now centered around having an active play style in matches.

Be aware that TRN Score is a work in progress. Continuous tweaks and adjustments, particularly to multipliers, will be made based on real-life data.

Original idea and concept by ThePrimeagen, tweaked and adjusted by the TRN Team.

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