After three months of hard work, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 is coming to an end. Even though the season was longer than usual, there were no complaints from the players. The season that had a Marvel Comics theme was well received by fans and players. They experienced the triumphant return of the Pump Shotgun and presented the Stark Industries Energy Rifle. The developers also added new Marvel-themed points of interest (POIs) and Mythic superhero skills this season.
This season had several fierce competitions. Even being online, DreamHack Opens, Cash Cups and another Fortnite Champion Series were the differentials. This season has made it clear that there is always room for improvement. Here are some ways that could make Fortnite Season 5 the best of all.
Add Shadow Bombs
One of the essential pieces in competitive Fortnite is mobility. We know this from all late rotations or rotations that require a lot of materials, which usually ends in disaster. Players have experimented with various mobility options in the past few years. Launch Pads, Crash Pads, Bouncers, Shockwave Grenades and Rift-To-Go were just a few. Chapter 2 Season 4 saw the return of the Shockwave Grenades. It had been out since Season X. It didn’t take long to learn how ridiculous this item can be at times.
Shock waves offer a good resumption of height. There is almost no risk involved when a low level team with many buildings can simply Shockwave above all others and control the final game. Players can gain height, the ideal is not to deliver to opponents. Epic should replace the Shock Waves with another mobility item. Shadow Bombs would be a valuable addition next season to replace the Shockwave Grenades.
Shadow Bombs conceals the user. We know what Shockwave Grenades look like in the current state of competitive Fortnite. The question that remains is why not bring Shadow Bombs back? They would be a perfect complement to the current goal, depending on what else can change.
Keep Vaults, But Nerf Them
Safes were introduced in Chapter 2 Season 2. All five points of interest (POIs) newly introduced at the time featured different bosses players could fight with. This boss drops a key card that would open the safe full of items. Epic Games liked the idea and also included it in Chapter 2 Season 3 and Chapter 2 Season 4. Vaults alone can swing the advantage strongly towards a team.
A lot of people disagree, but the vaults are a fascinating addition to Fortnite. Just take Stark Industries, for example. Players and teams that fall at the base of Iron Man usually face several fights outside the spawn. It is undoubtedly the most popular location in this Chapter 2 Season 4. Only the safe is worth the risk, given the potential to pull several epic or legendary shotguns.
But the game asks that if you want a safe, you will have to fight for it. Players who prefer to play more safely can land at another point of interest. We have seen both strategies succeed, with the trio of Zayt winning in Doom’s Domain and the trio of Reverse2k winning the entire Fortnite Champion Series landing at random coastal houses. Epic must maintain the coffers, but cancel them for balance purposes. After all, there must be a reward for players who risk an entire tournament to reach these popular POIs.
More Invited Tournaments
This season, Gaming Net reviewed the 2018 Fortnite Skirmish tournaments. These were some of the best moments in the game in three years. Epic Games has moved away from the idea of invitation tournaments. With players like Ninja, NICKMERCS and even TimTheTatman revisiting Fortnite recently, why not bring some guests back? These are some of the biggest names in Fortnite history.
Undoubtedly, Epic Games has the resources to run tournaments with guests only. One example was Ninja Battles, which can happen on a larger scale. It would be amazing to see some of the previous Fortnite players return with a combination of professionals to give everyone a fair chance. The interesting thing would be where professional players get together with the content creators. Thus, joining forces to compete. The possibilities are endless, but Epic has to make it happen.
Arena Mode Incentives
That order will be on the lists for all seasons. Arena Mode is the best way to practice Competitive Fortnite. Fortnite’s competitive playlists serve as an opportunity to test your skills against others of varying skill levels. In addition, those who manage to advance from the Open Division to the Champion Division unlock all tournaments, including high-level Cash Cups and seasonal FNCS competitions.
Epic Games should consider adding incentives to this game mode. The decision would be to give players a skin, back bling, pick, glider, emote or spray for all three divisions. This would make players motivated to improve their skills and qualify. The matches would be much more competitive and would create a better representation of what Fortnite looks like at the highest level. It looks like a simple solution that Epic Games should at least consider.