Fortnite is demolishing its ranked Arena mode and building it anew

The way players sweat is about to change forever.

There have been rumors for days that Epic Games was planning to add some kind of new way to play the game’s ranked mode, but it’s likely no one expected the actual announcement. According to the official Fortnite Twitter account, the Arena mode is being removed on Tuesday, May 13, and being replaced with a new system.

The news came as a surprise this morning, with the new Fortnite ranked system being as simple as a toggle in the main lobby before you start a match. There will be a range of new challenges to celebrate this monumental change to the game where players can earn free cosmetics starting in the 24.40 update on May 14.

A video was found shortly after the announcement by data miners, showcasing a closer look at the new ranked mode ahead of the update next week.

This is a breaking story and more information will be added as it becomes available. Check back here soon for more details.

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