It is common news that the season 6 of the renowned video game Fortnite is beginning on September 27th. Not too shabby! Epic promises that it's strengthened its service ahead of the fall season - during the summer season, competitive players encountered frustrating issues with game stability. The company added that they needed to harden and scale up the infrastructure for the game due to its massive playerbase.
In August 2018, Epic Games says that almost 80 million people played "Fortnite". All of these people "exposed weak points" which let the developer "make targeted improvements to critical systems, such as stats and servers". "The Summer Skirmish also, as you all probably noticed, highlighted problems with performance and spectating, which we've been working on ever since". Additional details on those as well as a new competition system are expected in the coming weeks.
The Fall Skirmish will see professional and amateur Fortnite players compete in a series of weekly skirmishes for a part of a prize pool, earning club points and tens of thousands of dollars for ranking well enough.
With the addition of Clubs and unique formats, the Fall Skirmish seems like a different undertaking for Epic Games. The duo team with the most points at the end of six matches will win the week, while the top 10 teams at the end of the week will be awarded prizes. Because eliminations are so heavily incentivized, expect more aggressive play from most teams. Competitors with a Victory Royale get 3 points that match, 2nd and 3rd place gets 2 points and 4th and 5th place get 1 point.
Should the mirror theory prove true, this could mean the entire map is subject to change - rocked by a darker version of the universe we know and love today.
We will continue to provide updates on Season 6 and the upcoming teasers as they are made available.
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