Epic Games has laid out its plans for Fortnite Battle Royale over the next few months, including new limited-time modes, new quality of life features, new weapons, new outfits, and more.
Kicking things off are improvements to servers and load times that “will deliver better level streaming with less hitches” and get the servers running at a “solid 20 Hz even in the beginning of the match.”
The developer also shared some upgraded art assets that are being worked on that will allow the team to add new model parts and materials to create more unique Gliders and more outfits that change the model of characters, such as a new Chinese dragon glider and an astronaut outfit, which can be seen below:
In terms of weapons and items, the SMG will soon be retired from the game to allow the developer to add new weapons and better balance the existing offerings. The developer is also looking into adding new types of items in the future that aren’t weapons or consumables.
A number of quality of life improvements are also in the works, including improved building controls on consoles, options for team communication outside of voice chat, the ability to re-queue after dying, the ability to hold down the search button preemptively, and the introduction of a larger map with the option to zoom in.
On top of everything above, Epic Games is working on a number of new limited-time modes for Battle Royale that will debut over the next month or so, including Blitz Mode (shorter matches), always drop into first circle, quicker circles, different-sized teams, and a different version of 50v50 that is closer to the trailer for the mode.
Finally, the developer is planning to add skill-based matchmaking to the game in the near future to improve the balance of skill in games.
Fortnite Battle Royale is available now as a free download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Epic Games