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Fortnite: Arena Box Fight - New Mode Explained, Arena Points Reset

There's a new way to earn Hype points!

By Kyle Knight

March 23, 2021

As the latest competitive season of Fortnite kicks off, players can now jump into a brand new test mode known as Arena Box Fight. The new competitive mode is being used as a test by Epic Games, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about the new mode. 

Fortnite kicked off Chapter 2: Season 6 in style, there’s a lot of new content for players to jump in to. Not only is there new points of interest on the Battle Royale map, but there’s also brand new skins, a new crafting system, and even animals.

DualShockers have got everything you need to know about the brand new Season of Fortnite before you jump in.

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Arena Box Fight Test

It looks like a lot has changed with the new competitive season of Fortnite that kicked off on March 23, one of the biggest changes is the inclusion of a new test mode known as Arena Box Fight.

So, what is the mode? According to the Epic Games website, the new mode is a two-week test run of the community-favourite Creative game mode as a new means of earning Hype points. Players must “Learn piece control, corner peeks and tracking through builds as you faceoff against players of similar Hype points”.

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However, it is worth noting that the Hype points earned in this test mode will not be carried over to the normal Arena Hype points. This is of course because the new mode is simply a test, but if implemented after the testing period players will then be able to earn Arena Hype Points through the new Arena Box Fight mode.

Arena Points Reset

Arena Hype Points are usually reset at the beginning of a new season, but as Season 6 kicked off on March 16, Arena Points are only just being reset on March 23.

As of 9AM EDT / 1PM GMT, Arena Points have officially been reset and players can now start earning points for Season 6.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6

Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 6 officially began on March 16 and there’s a lot of new content and changes. DualShockers have got everything you need to know about the latest season before you jump in and play.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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