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Fortnite has changed storm surge values in competitive


Fortnite has officially updated storm surge values in all competitive playlists. Here is everything you need to know.

If you are familiar with the competitive Fortnite scene, you know how vital storm surge is to the success of one's game. You need to make sure that you have your share of it, and the last thing you want to do is be eliminated by it.
Fortnite has officially changed the storm surge value for all competitive playlists. Here is everything you need to know.

Storm surge has been changed. Here is the scoop!

As an attempt to fix server lag and force players to fight more mid-game, Fortnite made a drastic change to storm surge values around a month ago. This change however was only adjusted within competitive duos.
FNCS duos were around the corner and Fortnite wanted to do something quickly. This was their test to see if the new values would stick before they adjusted them in other competitive playlists.
Here is the new change in storm surge values:
Surge now has a much more prominent effect mid-game. Competitive players are going to have to adjust how they gain surge. With it being integrated within solos and trios now, all competitive tournaments are going to see an adjustment in playstyle.
As more and more third-party tournaments take place, the new storm surge values are going to be seen more and more in use. Although Fortnite's large competitive tournaments are primarily duos, this does also affect trio and solo cash cups.
This seems to be a permanent change, as the storm surge values were originally favored when first changed in duos. Expecting to see them change again is highly unlikely.

What other changes should be seen in competitive?

Do you feel there should be more changes like this in competitive Fortnite? As the year rolls on and we make our way into season four, it is only expected that Epic Games will find something new to tweak.
Bryson Maddock
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Bryson Maddock is an avid esports enthusiast and writer who has developed a strong connection with the world of esports. Outside of writing, Bryson also is a professional esports caster and developed twitch streamer.