If you’ve been playing Fortnite for a while, you’re likely familiar with the competitive Arena game mode. Those who want to test their skills can hop into a match of Arena and will be placed against other competitive players. However, if you want to join a match, you’ll have to meet the level requirements. So, what level do you have to be to play Arena in Fortnite?
Fortnite Arena Mode Level Requirements
If you’re receiving a “your account does not meet the requirements” message when trying to join an Arena match in Fortnite, you might be a bit confused. Thankfully, the answer is simple — to play Arena in Fortnite, you need to reach Level 15.
If you’re not sure what level you are, you can find it on the righthand side of the “Play” screen on the main menu. If you haven’t reached Level 15 yet, you’ll need to gain more XP before you’ll be eligible for an Arena match. Thankfully, this won’t be too hard and can easily be achieved by completing a couple of challenges, as they offer 40,000 XP per challenge.
Additionally, you’ll also earn metals while you’re playing, simply for surviving the storm, outlasting other players, and even fishing. Honestly, if you focus on completing challenges and earning medals, you can reach Level 15 in a matter of hours.
While the Fortnite Arena mode level requirement might seem like a pain, it was put there by Epic to prevent people from making new accounts and hopping into matches. Since switching to a skill-based matchmaking system, the more you play, the better competition you’ll face. However, if you make a new account, you’ll be facing easier competition — hence the level requirements.
So now that you know more about the Arena mode level requirements, hop into a few games and earn some sweet XP so you can join in on all of the fun that Arena mode has to offer!
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