Could the next year of competitive Fortnite be even bigger than the last? It definitely seems possible.
Since the conclusion of the Winter Royale, Fortnite fans have been left in the dark as to what’s next. Over the last couple of seasons, players have grown accustomed to regular weekly Cash Cups and FNCS action to get their competitive fix. This, combined with the lack of content updates in general, has left many gamers feeling a little bit bored.
Hopefully we will see something added to the ‘Compete’ tab as part of the v11.40 patch, which looks set to drop next week. If not, it could even mean waiting till the start of Season 2 in February for some news. So why the long wait? FaZe Clan coach “DestinysJesus” has a theory…
The only possible reason that the comp announcement is taking so long is because of the massive scale and amount of major events that are being planned.— DestinysJesus (@DestinysJesus) January 8, 2020
Same scale difference that solo showdowns -> online Skirmishes were to online WC quals -> New York.
In a recent thread of tweets on the subject, DestinysJesus discussed his thoughts that the delay means something big is in the works. He said, “The only possible reason that the comp announcement is taking so long is because of the massive scale and amount of event that are being planned”. Which makes sense, you would think that if it’s just going to be more FNCS and Cash Cups, they wouldn’t have stayed so secretive.
DestinysJesus then went on to add, “There has to be way more depth behind it something like the Apex Legends 12 events announcement… but will be Fortnite so 20 times the scale”. So, if this prediction was correct, Epic Games would likely reveal some sort of competitive roadmap for 2020, with regular high stakes tournaments.
All speculation btw but there is no way that they come out and say "Duo FNCS, Trio FNCS and then Duo/ Trio World Cup". There has to be way more depth behind it something like the Apex Legends 12 events announcement but with cross platform integration involved.— DestinysJesus (@DestinysJesus) January 8, 2020
This is certainly an exciting prospect, but the Faze coach was quick to clarify that this is all just speculation. That being said, his ideas made a lot of sense, and Fortnite certainly have the infrastructure to pull it off.
Something that will be interesting to see whatever happens is whether the developers decide to carry on offering platform specific events. The Winter Royale and Platform Cash Cups were incredibly popular amongst the console and mobile community, although most PC pros would rather keep the whole prize pool cross platform.
Only time will tell what’s next for competitive Fortnite, but DestinysJesus has definitely given us some food for thought. At this point, most players would just be happy to know whether they need to be practicing Solos, Duos, Trios or Squads.