Fortnite Season 2 is on its way. Here are five quality-of-life improvements that Epic could make to the game. Fortnite is far from perfect, as any longtime player will tell you. Epic, to their credit, is trying to limit the most glaring issues with Fortnite, first. The team still focuses on improving the quality-of-life with each major update, too. Here are five ideas that hopefully come to fruition in Fortnite Season 2.
Team Rumble gliders
This might be the most obvious change on the list. Enable Glider Re-Deploy in Team Rumble and take the items out of the game mode.
It’s stunning that Epic didn’t make this shift when they changed to Fortnite Chapter 2. Glider Re-Deploy items don’t even have an in-game icon when you drop them. Give everyone an extra slot and make Re-Deploy standard. I’d be surprised if we didn’t see this shift in Fortnite Season 2.
Players have been asking for loadout presets for a long time. Everyone who regularly plays Fortnite has a preferred loadout. All Epic has to do is enable a preset, where each weapon/item falls into a specific location.
This would allow players to be more confident in early-game fights. It might even help new players more than anyone, as they’ll be able to fight without worrying about pulling out the wrong weapon.
Revamped Competitive System
The competitive system in Fortnite is one of the worst systems in all of competitive gaming. Not only is the Champion League pool insanely large, but you receive no rewards for grinding your way up the ladder.
Players who aren’t competing in paid tournaments have no reason – other than personal achievement – to make it all the way to Champion League. Apex Legends is more than a year younger than Fortnite and its competitive system is far more refined.
Worse yet, there’s no downranking in competitive Fortnite. You can theoretically have 0 points and still be in Champion League. Epic needs to completely change this if they want to foster a healthy competitive community outside of the top ranks.
Fortnite competitive players have been asking for a field-of-view (FoV) slider for over a year, now. Chapter 1 brought us an enhanced FoV with the Snowball and Lightsaber, so why can’t we have the option in the full game?
Stretched resolution didn’t look great as a spectator. It was understandable that Epic didn’t want viewers to watch competitive Fortnite that way. The ability to zoom-out the FoV doesn’t change the way the game looks, though. Hopefully, Season 2 is the time – but I’m not holding my breath.
Locker presets would be one of the more welcomed changes to Fortnite. If you’ve ever played Rocket League, then you know exactly how this would work. You can have several presets of skin, back bling, and pickaxe combinations to cycle through without digging through your locker.
Epic is working to improve the lockers in Fortnite, and a change like this would appease the bulk of Fortnite players. Fingers crossed we get the ability to make some presets in Fortnite Chapter 2.