Fortnite developer Epic Games is making big changes to the popular Battle Royale release.
In a new blog post, Epic Games has addressed the state of development, confirming what kind of changes are coming to Fortnite Battle Royale.
The biggest emphasis appears to be on improving server stability, making optimisations and balancing matchmaking.
“We were not able to stay ahead of our continued growth and multiple of our backend services have been struggling under load the last several weeks (e.g. friends functionality and general login service). And we also shipped v2.3.0 with significant bugs,” reads the Epic blog post.
“We don’t consider either acceptable. We have changed our release plans & processes to help improve quality of client builds, and scrambled people to make traction on backend scalability by any means possible.”
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Elsewhere, fans can expect load times to be reduced and bugs to be ironed out of gameplay.
One of the more exciting prospects is frame rate improvements that would take the game to 60 frames-per-second on PS4 and Xbox One.
New artwork, items, skins and animations are also coming, as Epic Games makes cosmetic improvements across the board.
“The Art team has been having a blast coming up with cool ideas for cosmetics in Fortnite Battle Royale,” the post continues. “Since the holiday event we’ve enjoyed seeing the community embrace outfits like the Fort Knights and Disco Heroes.That trend towards more adventurous items will continue.
“Gliders deserve love too and we’ve begun work on a pipeline that allows us to add new model parts and materials to create more unique Gliders.
“Additionally, we are working on new Outfits that change more of the model, similar to how we created Raptor!”
Quality of life improvements include better building controls on consoles, ammo displays and team communication features.
The latter will extend to social functions that incorporate Facebook, and the ability to look for groups of people to play with.
Custom matches and limited time game modes are also on the cards, including a Blitz mode with shorter matches, 50-vs-50 version two, split to start and more.
Finally, season three will introduce more flexibility for Battle Pass owners.
“In Season 3 we’re adding flexibility by replacing the second daily challenge with a new weekly system,” reads an Epic blog post. “Battle Pass owners will unlock a new bundle of quests each week of the season which can be completed any time before the end of the season.”