Fortnite Announces Tournament Changes, Removal of Siphon on Elimination
Fortnite has announced that all gameplay features introduced with Ranked will be added to competitive tournaments soon, including the removal of Siphon on Elimination.
In a tweet posted yesterday, Epic revealed which gameplay features from Ranked will arrive in tournaments:
- Material caps at 500
- Harvesting rates slightly increased
- Players drop 50 of each material when eliminated
- Health and Shield Siphon on Elimination disabled
This marks the first time Siphon has been removed from Fortnite since it was introduced to Arena back in 2018, which is why Epic mentioned it in the announcement. Players are not happy about the change, with some on Twitter saying it’s “got to be a joke” and “might kill the game”.
Epic says they will “continue to monitor tournaments and make changes to loot and other gameplay features as needed”. We’ll keep you updated.
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Today, popular battle royale game Fortnite announced major changes to their tournaments and game modes. The changes come in the form of increasing prize money and a new game event titled “The Fortnite Champion Series”, as well as entirely removing the Siphon mechanic from elimination game modes.
The Fortnite Champion Series is a large scale tournament event that will take place each season, with a total prize pool of $10 million. The Grand Finals of each season will feature 16 solo players and 16 teams who have earned the most points throughout a season of qualification rounds and regional tournaments.
Fortnite has also removed the Siphon mechanic from all elimination game modes in the game. This mechanic allowed players to regenerate health and shields if they defeated enemies, encouraging a more passive playstyle. Although this has allowed for longer battles with more skill-based engagements, Epic Games believes its removal will promote more aggressive strategies and make for faster and more action-packed playthroughs.
With the Siphon mechanic removed and the new Fortnite Champion Series tournaments now available in-game, Epic Games is ensuring that their players will have an even better battle royale experience. These changes should make for a more varied and exciting gameplay experience, as well as more competitive tournaments with even greater rewards. Fortnite is continuing to be one of the most popular battle royale games available, and these changes are sure to keep it at the forefront of gaming evolution.
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