There’s only a week left in Fortnite Season 3 – barring any last-minute extensions – which means that it’s time to look forward to Season 4. We already have some key information about what the season will bring, but there’s much more that we don’t know.
Ahead, we’re going to give you our top five wishlist for Season 4. Hopefully, a few of these suggestions come with the new Fortnite season.
Get the Marauders OUT OF HERE
We don’t need to spend too long on this one. The Marauders are awful. They range from a minor inconvenience to a game-ruining menace. The NPC Henchmen are annoying enough. We don’t need their bot buddies falling from the sky, Stink Bombing us while they spam our walls with rockets.
We have a hunch that Epic added the Marauders to help address the mid-game lull that’s been a huge problem in Fortnite. The fact that they were included in the FNCS blows our mind, though – especially in the solo format. More than a few players lost thousands of dollars because these brain-dead NPCs third-partied their fight. GET ‘EM OUTTA HERE!
We say this every season, and every season brings us the same, boring Arena system. There’s no de-ranking, no meaningful progression, and no reason to grind to Champion League if you’re not participating in tournaments.
Don’t get us wrong – competitive Fortnite is fun. In fact, it can be a preferable way to play Fortnite for a lot of people – regardless of the lack of end-of-season rewards. Our point is only that Epic could do a lot to improve the game mode, and we hope that they do.
Fishing overhaul done right
We already have a lot of leaks to support this one, so this might fall into the “what to expect” category rather than a wishlist item. It’s worth mentioning, nonetheless.
By all accounts, we’ll be getting 30+ new fish types when Season 4 comes out, along with a new and improved Fishing Rod. We don’t know what these fish do, just yet, apart from the Midas Fish that Tabor Hill recently leaked.
Our hope is that Epic keep the same fishing system with new fish types. In other words, we hope that Floppers and Slurpfish still exist as they currently do – with new names and colors added to them. Too much clutter in the Flopper loot pool could cause players to skip fishing, altogether.
QOL improvements to editing
There are two quality-of-life (QOL) improvements that we’d like to see in the editing system: confirm reset on release and the ability to disable pre-edits.
Let’s start with the latter. This is something that should have always been in the game. We’re stunned that Epic hasn’t added it, already. For those who don’t know, this setting would allow you to disable the ability to pre-edit your structures. Sure, there are some strategies that surround pre-edits, but 100 players do it by accident for every one who does it intentionally.
The next QOL improvement is, largely, for controller players. We already have “confirm edit on release,” so we’d like to see Epic add the “confirm reset on release” setting. It will, simply, make things easier and allow controller players and non-conforming KBM players to compete with the all-powerful “scroll wheel reset” strategy.
Weapon loadout presets
We’ve been asking for this one for a while, as well. Anyone who regularly plays Fortnite has a preferred loadout placement. I, for instance, use Shotgun, SMG, healing, misc, AR. Everyone has some variation of this.
This concept would, simply, allow us to choose where items would land in our inventories when we pick them up. That way, we’d never get messed up by a mismatched inventory in an early-game engagement. The “auto-sort consumables to the right” setting was a positive step, but it doesn’t work for a lot of people who don’t keep their healing items in their last slots. It’s a bit of a long-shot, but we’d still love to see it.
Split the loot pools
The first two seasons of Fortnite Chapter 2 seemed to over-correct the issue that plagued the last few seasons of Chapter 1. Chapter 1 focused on fun first and competitive viability… well, never. They changed that for the better in Chapter 2. Any pro will tell you that the first season of Chapter 2 was the most competitive season in recent memory – possibly ever.
It’s tough to strike a balance between keeping the game fun and fresh and making it competitive for professional play. Recently, Epic added cars into core modes – one of the best additions they’ve made to the game in a long time.
These cars would likely be a menace in competitive modes, however. We won’t know until they add them – but we don’t think that should happen. Competitive and casual Fortnite modes are inherently different. It’s time that Epic stops pretending that’s not the case.
Anyone who watched the Season 3 FNCS knows how unbeatable the Shockwave Launcher was. Items like this one shouldn’t be a deciding element in a tournament worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Our solution to this: separate the Arena and tournament loot pools into the most competitive items of the season. Remove problematic items, mythic items and weapons, and cars from competitive modes. Make changes to the loot pool as needed to help level the playing field. This way, Epic can have fun in core modes while keeping pros happy at the same time. It’s a win-win, and it’s about time for Epic to quit the half measures and make the change.
Bonus pipe dream: Proximity chat
Proximity chat won’t happen. This is a kid’s game and proximity chat is insanely toxic. Imagine, though, build-battling or boxfighting someone and talking trash the whole time. What’s more, imagine the same scenario but the two of you get third-partied. Instead of continuing to fight, you call a time-out to deal with the intruder. It will never happen, but proximity chat would be so much fun.
What would you like to see in Fortnite Season 4? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.