Another week, another list of Fortnite news to cover.
With the competitive season yet to start, players are still pub-stomping arenas while they wait.
In the meantime, we have some news to catch up on.
For competitive players, Arena Fill will be the biggest change of the week.
Now, instead of being forced to play Arena Solos while playing alone, you can choose to "Fill" and play with random teammates.
This is a positive change for everyone, as if you don't like it then you don't have to use it. I've already won a few Arena matches with random teammates, so I'm liking the new feature.
Now, all we need is a complete rework of the unquestionably bad Arena point system.
Arena Fill is now enabled. Let us know how your fill matches go! We'll be looking for your feedback, and if we decide to adjust anything we'll let you know.— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) September 17, 2021
The new Armored Wall Trap is now in the game, which is the first brand-new item to come to Season 8. The rest of the "new" content has basically be reskinned versions of old items.
I don't think this trap will be much use in casual Fortnite play, but it's going to be a huge deal for stopping lobby spraying in tournaments. You can take a look at a deeper dive into this topic here.
Your materials deserve a day off sometimes.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 21, 2021
Attach the new ultra protective Armored Wall in game now! pic.twitter.com/DDvU0IteT9
New Voting System
Season 8 launched with the return of the voting system - something that went horribly wrong during the Unvaulting Event in Chapter 1.
This time, the items we vote on will only be in the game for a limited time - something that seems like a much better system than what we saw last time.
On release, players could only vote for where they wanted Mounted Turrets - not exactly an exciting way to spend you Gold. Now, we can vote for the return of the Rift-to-Go or Shockwave Launcher.
I'm partial to the Shockwave Launcher, as the Rift-to-Go promotes running away from fights. The choice is yours, though. Vote for whichever item you want to use.
Not so fast Recruits, we don't have the funds to produce both the Rift-To-Go and Shockwave Launcher. We are putting them back in the Vault until the War Effort funding is finished.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) September 21, 2021
Donate your bars at a Donation Board near you! pic.twitter.com/DzoI3AvHVh