Fortnite players are calling for the game's Pop-Up Cup HP reward system to be altered as defeated players are discovering ways around it.
Those of you who haven't yet jumped aboard the Fortnite bandwagon are probably waiting for the hype to eventually die down. Those of us who are fully invested in the game know all too well that Fortnite is not going away any time soon. That's because Epic Games, the developer behind Fortnite, continues to evolve the game to keep players interested.
One of the latest ways Epic has done that is by introducing regular tournaments to Fortnite's battle royale mode. Some big and some small so that we can all get involved. There is actually a big one underway as we speak, the Winter Royale. 200 of the world's best Fortnite players competing for a prize pool of $1 million.
Besides big tournaments, there are also Pop-Up cups for players looking for a more competitive game mode. It's similar to regular gameplay with a few noted differences. One of the main differences is that you are rewarded for eliminating a rival. Every time you eliminate another player, you will be rewarded with 50 HP or 50 shield points if your health is full. Some players have noticed a problem with that system, though.
Some players who have been knocked down and are about to be eliminated are quitting before their rival can get the satisfaction. That means they don't get the kill and therefore don't receive the HP. There have also been examples of knocked down players bleeding out rather than being killed. That also means the player who took them down will not receive their reward. According to Fortnite Intel, players who have been burned by this are calling for the rules to be changed.
The simple way around the issue is to reward the player who knocks down the opponent, providing that downed rival doesn't recover and continue battling, of course. The one issue with that is if a different player finishes that person off after they have been brought to their hands and knees by someone else, they're the ones who could get the rewards. Perhaps in that instance, the player who finishes them off could effectively steal the HP. That might not go down too well with some players, but it seems fair to us.