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Fortnite $100,000 Scallywag Cup Official Rules

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Epic Games has released a lengthy blog post containing the official rules of the upcoming $100,000 Fortnite Cup.

The official rules cover acceptance, structure, schedule, format, scoring system and much more.

For those competing, it is highly recommended that you read the official rules to ensure that you are understanding of the Cup’s format.

1. Introduction and Acceptance

1.1 Introduction

These 2019 Scallywag Cup Official Rules (“Rules”) govern all rounds of the 2019 Scallywag Cup (“Scallywag Cup” or “Event”). These Rules have been designed to ensure the integrity of competitive play of Fortnite (the “Game”) in connection with the Event, and are intended to promote vigorous competition and to help ensure that all competitive play of the Game is fun, fair, and free from Toxic Behavior (as defined below).

1.2 Acceptance

To participate in the Event, each player must agree (or, if under 18 years of age or the age of majority as defined in such player’s country of residence (a “Minor”), such player’s parent or legal guardian must agree on such player’s behalf) to follow these Rules at all times, including the Code of Conduct in Section 7. A player (or, if a Minor, such player’s parent or legal guardian) may accept these Rules by clicking to accept or agree to these Rules, where this option is made available to you by Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”) in the Game client.  By participating in any game or match that is part of the Event, a player is confirming that he or she (or, if a Minor, his or her parent or legal guardian) has accepted these Rules pursuant to this Section 1.2.

1.3 Enforcement

Epic will have primary responsibility for enforcing these Rules for all players at the Event and may, working with the Event Administrators (as defined below), hand out punishments to players for violations of these Rules, as further described in Section 8.

1.4 Amendments

Epic may update, revise, change, or modify these Rules from time to time. For each player, his or her participation in the Event after any update, revision, change, or modification to these Rules will be deemed acceptance by such player (or, if a Minor, such player’s parent or legal guardian) of these Rules as updated, revised, changed, or modified.

2. Scallywag Cup Structure

2.1 Definition of Terms

2.1.1 Elimination

An occurrence where one player depletes the HP and Shield (if any) of another player. Elimination credit is determined by (a) the action feed located at the bottom left corner of the gameplay screen, and (b) the UI illustrating total number of eliminations earned during a single match.

2.1.2 Event Administrator

Any Epic employee or member of the admin team, broadcast team, production team, event staff, or anyone else otherwise employed or contracted for the purpose of running the Event.

2.1.3 Game Mode

A specific ruleset, set of gameplay elements, or win conditions for a given match. Game modes can be very broad and may or may not differ from one match to the next. Event Administrators will explain the specific parameters for each game mode before the beginning of a match.

2.1.4 Gauntlet Test

The in-Game competitive playlist that will go live beginning March 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM EST and will remain active until March 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

2.1.5 Match

A single instance of competition within Fortnite that is played until a player or team either achieves a Victory Royale (as defined below) or certain victory conditions are otherwise met.

2.1.6 Placement

A player’s or team’s time spent in play in a match, relative to that of other players or teams in such match, prior to being eliminated. Placement rank is illustrated in the UI after being eliminated.

2.1.7 Session

A set of matches that is played until a winner or multiple winners are

determined by one of the following methods: (a) completion of a set number of matches or (b) completion of a set time period.

2.1.8 Victory Royale

An occurrence where a player or team meets the victory conditions of the current game mode of the match being played. More typically, this refers to obtaining a first place placement finish.

2.2 Scallywag Cup Schedule (All Dates)

2.2.1 March 16: Semi Finals Round 1 Duos [All Regions]

2.2.2 March 17: Final Round 2 Duos [All Regions]

2.3 Rescheduling

Epic may, in its sole discretion, reorder the schedule and/or change the date for any match or session of the Event (or change any game mode to be played in connection therewith). However, if the Event schedule is so modified, Epic will inform all players at its earliest convenience.

2.4 Scallywag Cup

2.4.1 Duos

2.4.1.1 Format

Any eligible team (as determined by Epic in accordance with these Rules) may queue up and participate in the Scallywag Cup Round 1 (“Round 1”).
 

For Round 1, teams who rank in the top 3% across all regions at the start of Round 1 by 11:59 PM EST March 15, 2018 will be invited to compete in a single session during their respective regions’ Scallywag Cup Round 1 Period as listed in-game. This session will last approximately 3 hours. Teams may only participate in a maximum of 10 matches during the session. Teams will earn points based on the scoring system listed in Sections 2.4.1.2 or 2.4.1.3 (as applicable). Matches will count only if the match begins before the Scallywag Cup Round 1 Period window closes.

At the conclusion of Round 1, the top 1500 point earning teams from each server region will advance and be able to queue up for the Scallywag Cup Round 2 (“Round 2”). It will not be possible to enter Round 2 without ranking in a region’s top 1500 teams during Round 1.

In Round 2, teams will compete in a single session during their respective regions’ Scallywag Cup Round 2 Period as listed in-game. This session will last approximately 3 hours. Teams may only participate in a maximum of 10 matches during the session. Teams will earn points based on the scoring system listed in Sections 2.4.1.2 or 2.4.1.3 (as applicable). Matches will count only if the match begins before the Round 3 window closes.

At the conclusion of Round 2, the top ranked teams from each region will be awarded prizes as set out in Section 2.5.

2.4.1.2 Scoring System

Victory Royale: 10 Points

2nd – 3rdth: 7 Points

4th – 7th: 5 Points

8th – 12th: 3 Points

Each Elimination: 1 Point

2.4.1.3 Tiebreakers

Tiebreakers will be determined in the order presented here: (1) total points scored; (2) total Victory Royales in the session; (3) total eliminations in the session; (4) average placement per match in the session; (5) total time spent alive in the session; (6) head-to-head eliminations against one another across any matches in the session; and finally (7) a coin flip.

2.5 Scallywag Cup Prizes

2.5.1

Subject to Section 2.5.2, the following prizes will be awarded to each team based on its placement within the regional leaderboards at the conclusion of Round 2.

Scallywag Cup Online Open Prizes – NA East
Duos
RankPrize
1st$2,500
2nd-5th$2,000
6th-10th$1,500
11th-16th$800
17th-25th$300
Scallywag Cup Online Open Prizes – NA West
Duos
RankPrize
1st$1,000
2nd-5th$800
6th-10th$500
11th-25th$200
Scallywag Cup Online Open Prizes – Europe
Duos
RankPrize
1st$3,500
2nd-5th$3,000
6th-10th$2,000
11th-16th$1,000
17th-25th$500
Scallywag Cup Online Open Prizes – Oceania
Duos
RankPrize
1st$1,000
2nd-5th$800
6th-10th$500
11th-25th$200
Scallywag Cup Online Open Prizes – Brazil
Duos
RankPrize
1st$1,000
2nd-5th$800
6th-10th$500
11th-25th$200
Scallywag Cup Online Open Prizes – Asia
Duos
RankPrize
1st$1,000
2nd-5th$800
6th-10th$500
11th-25th$200

2.5.2 Prizing Information

Winning players (“Winning Players”) will be notified within 48 hours of the completion of the Event and may be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within 72 hours of attempted notification. The failure to timely respond to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prizes; and, in such case, Epic may choose the next highest scoring Winning Player.

Winning Players will also be required to provide certain payment information to Epic, including any required tax information forms, in order to receive the prizes. Epic may withhold payment of the prizes if the Winning Player fails to provide the applicable payment forms to Epic in a timely manner.  

PRIZES ARE SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL INCOME TAX AND IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH WINNING PLAYER TO (I) CHECK WITH HIS OR HER LOCAL TAX ADVISOR TO DETERMINE WHICH TAXES APPLY TO HIM OR HER AND (II) PAY SUCH TAXES TO THE APPROPRIATE TAX AUTHORITY.  It is Epic’s policy to withhold tax at the backup withholding rates in effect for US and non-US residents. Prize income and tax withholding will be reported on forms 1099-MISC for US residents and 1042-S for non-US residents.

Epic will determine the payment method for the prizes in its sole discretion and, except as otherwise required by applicable law, all payments will be made directly to the Winning Player (or, if a Minor, to the Winning Player’s parent or legal guardian).  The Winning Player will be sent a Prize Acceptance and Release Form (“Release”). Unless restricted by applicable law, the Winning Player (or, if a Minor, such Winning Player’s parent or legal guardian) will be required to complete and return the Release within 72 hours of the date the Release is sent.

3. Player Eligibility

3.1 Player Age

3.1.1 To be eligible to participate in any Scallywag Cup match, a player must be at least 13 years old (or such other age, if greater, as may be required in such player’s country of residence).  Minors must have permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the Event.

3.1.2 Ineligible players who mislead or attempt to mislead Event Administrators by providing false eligibility information will be subject to disciplinary actions as further described in Section 8.2.

3.2 Fortnite EULA

Each player must follow the Fortnite End User License Agreement (“Fortnite EULA”) (https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/eula). These Rules add to, and do not replace, the Fortnite EULA.

3.3 Epic Affiliation

Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Epic (including the legal, promotion, and advertising agencies of Epic) and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related), and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Event, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of Epic are not eligible.

3.4 Player Names

3.4.1 All team and individual player names must follow the Code of Conduct in Section 7. Epic and the Event Administrators each may restrict or change team and individual player tags or screen names for any reason.

3.4.2 The name used by a team or player may not include or make use of the terms Fortnite®, Epic, or any other trademark, trade name, or logo owned by or licensed to Epic.

3.4.3 Prior to the start of the Event, Epic and/or Event Administrators will work directly with all invited players to determine a suitable display name for use in connection with the Event. Players must use this agreed upon identifier for the duration of the Event.

3.5 Good Standing

Players must be in good standing with respect to any Epic accounts registered by said player, with no undisclosed violations. Players must also be free of or served fully any penalties from previously breaking any official Epic rules.

3.6 Additional Restrictions

The Event in all parts is open to players from across the world, but is void wherever restricted or prohibited by law.

4. Player/Team Formation Rules

4.1 Duos

4.1.1 Each player (or, if a Minor, such player’s parent or legal guardian) must acknowledge and accept these Rules in-game pursuant to Section 1.2 before participating in Round 1. Both members of a team must also successfully pass the eligibility screening to be confirmed for competing in the Event. If only one member of a team passes the eligibility screening, the entire team will be considered ineligible.

4.1.2 Players may only participate on one team at a time throughout each session. If a team qualifies for the next round of the Scallywag Cup, both players will be jointly locked for that round, unless they decide to forfeit their spot for that round. If a qualified team wants to play again with different partners (i.e., form a new team), all players involved will be removed from the furthest round previously achieved.

4.1.3 During Round 1 and Round 2 all players on a team must be present and partied up together in order to participate in the applicable round of the Event. Players may not play Solo during Round 1 or Round 2.

4.1.4 Each member of a team shall be deemed to have jointly and severally made and entered into all of the representations, warranties and agreements contained herein and shall be jointly and severally obligated and bound thereby. Except as otherwise expressly set forth herein, all of the Event Administrators’ rights pursuant to these Rules relate to and are exercisable against the team as a whole and each individual member of the team. If any right of disqualification arises as to any individual member of the team, then the right of disqualification may be exercised against the team as a whole, as the Event Administrators may elect in their sole discretion.

4.1.5 Earned Duos qualification spots cannot be transferred, sold, traded, or gifted to any person(s) or organization.

5. Issues

5.1 Definition of Terms

5.1.1 Bug

An error, flaw, failure, or fault that produces an incorrect or unexpected result, or otherwise causes the Game and/or a hardware device to behave in unintended ways.

5.1.2 Intentional Disconnection

A player losing connection to the Game due to player’s actions. Any actions of a player which lead to a disconnection shall be deemed intentional, regardless of the actual intent of the player. Intentional disconnection is not considered a valid technical issue for the purposes of a remake.

5.1.3 Server Crash

All players losing connection to the Game due to an issue with the Game server.

5.1.4 Unintentional Disconnection

A player losing connection to the Game due to problems or issues with the game client, platform, network, or PC.

5.2 Technical Issues

Due to the nature of online competition and the testing environment, matches will not be restarted or made null due to technical issues. Any technical issues or bug encounters must be played through and will not be cause for a remake.

6. Post-Match Process

6.1 Scoring

6.1.1 The Game client will record and report the scores at the conclusion of each Match.

6.1.2 At times, unforeseen issues may arise that result in score reporting delays and/or inaccuracies. For the duration of the Event, the score displayed in Game will be the universally accepted score, regardless of accuracy.

6.1.3 Players that notice a scoring issue should report the issue to Epic in a timely manner.

7. Code of Conduct

7.1 Personal Conduct; No Toxic Behavior

7.1.1 All players must conduct themselves in a way that is at all times consistent with (a) the Code of Conduct in this Section 7 (“Code of Conduct”) and (b) the general principles of personal integrity, honesty, and good sportsmanship.

7.1.2 Players must be respectful of other players, Event Administrators, and fans.

7.1.3 Players may not behave in a manner (a) which violates these Rules, (b) which is disruptive, unsafe or destructive, or (c) which is otherwise harmful to the enjoyment of the Game by other users as intended by Epic (as decided by Epic). In particular, players may not engage in harassing or disrespectful conduct, use of abusive or offensive language, game sabotage, spamming, social engineering, scamming, or any unlawful activity (“Toxic Behavior”).

7.1.4 Any violation of these Rules may expose a player to disciplinary action as further described in Section 8.2, whether or not that violation was committed intentionally.

7.2 Competitive Integrity

7.2.1 Each player is expected to play to the best of her or his ability at all times during any match.  Any form of unfair play is prohibited by these Rules, and may result in disciplinary action.  Examples of unfair play include the following:

  • Collusion (as defined below), match fixing, bribing a referee or match official, or any other action or agreement to intentionally influence (or attempt to influence) the outcome of any match or Event.
  • Hacking or otherwise modifying the intended behavior of the Game client.
  • Playing or allowing another player to play on an Epic account registered in another person’s name (or soliciting, encouraging, or directing someone else to do so).
  • Using any kind of cheating device, program, or similar cheating method to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Intentionally exploiting any game function (e.g., an in-game bug or glitch) in a manner not intended by Epic in order to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Using distributed denial of service attacks or similar methods to interfere with another Participant’s connection to the Fortnite game client.
  • Using macro keys or similar methods to automate in-game actions.
  • Intentionally disconnecting from a match without a legitimate reason for doing so.
  • Accepting any gift, reward, bribe, or compensation for services promised, rendered, or to be rendered in connection with unfair play of the Game (e.g., services designed to throw or fix a match or session).
  • Receiving outside assistance regarding the location of other players, other players’ health or equipment, or any other information not otherwise known to the player by the information on his or her own screen (e.g., looking at or attempting to look at spectator monitors while currently in a match).

7.2.2 Players may not work together to deceive or otherwise cheat other players during any match (“Collusion”).  Examples of Collusion include the following:

  • Teaming: Players working together during the match while on opposing teams.
  • Planned Movement: Agreement between 2 or more opposing players to land at specific locations or to move through the map in a planned way before the match begins.
  • Communication: Sending or receiving signals (both verbal and non-verbal) to communicate with opposing players.
  • Item Dumping: Intentionally dropping items for an opposing player to collect.

7.2.3 Each player is expected to play to the best of his or her ability at all times during any match and in a way that is consistent with the rules in Sections 7.2.1 and 7.2.2.

7.3 Harassment

7.3.1 Players are prohibited from engaging in any form of harassing, abusive, or discriminatory conduct based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

7.3.2 Any player who witnesses or is subjected to harassing, abusive, or discriminatory conduct should notify an Epic Esports Coordinator or Event Administrator. All complaints will be promptly investigated and appropriate action will be taken. Retaliation against any player who brings forward a complaint or cooperates in the investigation of a complaint is prohibited.

7.4 Confidentiality

A player may not disclose to any third party any confidential information provided by the Event Administrators, Epic, or its affiliates concerning Fortnite, the Event, Epic, or its affiliates, by any method of communication, including by posting on social media channels.

7.5 Illegal Conduct

Players are required to comply with all applicable laws at all times.

8. Rules and Conduct Violations

8.1 Investigation and Compliance

Players agree to fully cooperate with Epic and/or an Event Administrator (as applicable) in the investigation of any violation of these Rules. If Epic and/or an Event Administrator contacts a player to discuss the investigation, the player must be truthful in the information that he or she provides to Epic and/or an Event Administrator. Any player found to have withheld, destroyed, or tampered with any related information, or otherwise found to have mislead Epic and/or an Event Administrator during an investigation, will be subject to disciplinary action as further described in Section 8.2.

8.2 Disciplinary Action

8.2.1 If Epic decides that a player has violated the Code, Epic may take the following disciplinary actions (as applicable):

Issue a private or public warning (verbal or written) to the player;

Loss of session points for the current or future match(es);

Loss of all or any part of the prizes previously awarded to the player;

Disqualify the player from participating in one or more matches and/or sessions at the Event; or

Prevent the player from participating in one or more future competitions hosted by Epic.

8.2.2 For clarity, the nature and extent of the disciplinary action taken by Epic pursuant to this Section 8.2 will be in the sole and absolute discretion of Epic. Epic reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from such player to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

8.2.3 If Epic decides that there have been repeated breaches of these Rules by a player, it may hand out increasing disciplinary action, up to and including permanent disqualification from all future competitive play of Fortnite.  Epic may also enforce any applicable punishment specified in Epic’s Terms of Service and/or the Fortnite EULA.

8.2.4 All Rules violations at the Event will be governed by the Epic Competitive Penalty Matrix. A final decision by Epic as to the appropriate disciplinary action will be final and binding on all players.

8.3 Rule Disputes

Epic has final, binding authority to decide all disputes with respect to any portion of these Rules, including the breach, enforcement, or interpretation thereof.

9. Conditions

The Event is subject to these Rules. By participating, each player agrees (or, if a Minor, such player’s parent or legal guardian agrees on such player’s behalf): (a) to be bound by these complete Rules (including the Code of Conduct) and the decisions of Epic which shall be final and binding; and (b) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Event or these Rules, except where prohibited by applicable law. By accepting a prize, the winning player agrees (or, if a Minor, such winning player’s parent or legal guardian agrees on such winning player’s behalf) to release Epic from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Epic shall not be liable for: (i) telephone system, telephone, or computer hardware, software, or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (ii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Event; or (iv) any printing, typographical, administrative, or technological errors in any materials associated with the Event. Epic reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Event in its sole discretion or due to circumstances beyond its control, including natural disasters. Epic may disqualify any player from participating in the Event or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such player is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Event by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine, or harass any other players or Epic’s representatives. The internal laws of the State of North Carolina will govern disputes regarding these Rules and/or the Event. Epic reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Event should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, or other causes beyond Epic’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Event. Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Event may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Event.  Should such an attempt be made, Epic reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys’ fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. Epic reserves the right to disqualify any player it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Event or violating these Rules. Epic is not responsible for any problems, bugs, or malfunctions players may encounter. The Event is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

10. Publicity

Epic reserves the right to use the name, tag, likeness, video, game play statistics, and/or Epic account ID of any participating player, for publicity purposes prior to, during, or after the Event end date, in any media, throughout the world, in perpetuity, but only in connection with publicizing the Event, without any compensation or prior review unless specifically prohibited by law.

11. Waiver of Jury Trial

Except as prohibited by applicable law and as a condition of participating in this Event, each Participant hereby irrevocably and perpetually waives any right s/he may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Event, any document or agreement entered into in connection herewith, any prize available in connection herewith, and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

12. Privacy

Please refer to Epic’s privacy policy located at https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/privacypolicy for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Epic.

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Building returns to Fortnite as permanent “Zero Build” mode is announced

Building is back in Fortnite’s core modes, but a new Zero Build mode has been announced that continues the experience of no building.

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Epic Games has released a permanent no-building mode alongside the return of building to Fortnite.

For the past 9 days, players have experienced Fortnite without any building. While the popular battle royale was founded on the unique premise of building, many hardcore fans and returning players swooned over the lack of building.

Knowing that this experience would only last nine days, players wondered what would happen when building returned. Would Epic introduce a new no-build mode? Or would building return without any other modes available?

Luckily, players won’t have to build in Fortnite is they don’t want to. But casual players who don’t want to play competitively can also enjoy building once more.

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Zero Build mode announced as building returns to Fortnite

At the end of the nine day experience, Fortnite announced the new “Zero Build” mode. Advertised as a permanent side mode, Fortnite Zero Build is the same experience players have had for the past week.

In the Zero Build mode, players will continue to have overshields, enhanced movement abilities, and, most importantly, no building. But if you miss the old Fortnite, Epic has you covered.

Zero Build was introduced because building has finally returned to regular core modes: solos, duos, trios, and squads. But this also means that overshields, sprinting, and mantling have been removed from core modes.

Now everyone has a mode that suits their playstyle in Fortnite. But we’d love to know whether you’re Team Builder or Team Zero Build. Let us know on Twitter @FortINTEL.

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All Tier 100 Fortnite Battle Pass Skins ranked

Fortnite has given us a long list of Battle Pass skins. Here, we’re ranking all of the tier-100 Battle Pass skins from worst to best.

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Fortnite has been providing us with skins for over two years. Take a look at all Fortnite tier 100 skins as we rank them from worst to best.

We’re 20 seasons into Fortnite at this point, and 19 Battle Passes deep. We’ve seen hundreds of skins come and go with varying degrees of originality. Some are still in Battle Royale to this day while others are collecting dust in a crowded locker.

Not all Fortnite skins are created equal. Today, we’re looking at the Fortnite tier 100 skins and ranking them from worst to best. Let us know your opinions in the comments!

19. Doctor Strange: Chapter 3 Season 2

fortnite doctor strange marvel skin

This may come as a shock as Marvel skins tend to rank very high, but we’re on a three-season streak of tier 100 Marvel skins. It’s getting old, and this one isn’t really that great.

Doctor Strange feels like it should have been given the Superman treatment, not the Spider-Man. Plus, they didn’t use Benedict Cumberbatch’s face which makes the skin even less exciting to unlock.

18. Vendetta: Season 9

The Vendetta is one of the least favored tier 100 skins of the bunch. The non-upgraded version is lame and the final stage leaves a lot to be desired.

This one was one of the most uninspired tier 100 skin, in my opinion. It doesn’t look very good, either, which is why it’s placed at the bottom of our rankings.

17. Ice King: Season 7

The Ice King is a skin you’ll hardly ever see in a modern Fortnite match. It’s not the ugliest skin we’ve gotten as a tier 100 reward, but it isn’t far off.

The reason this is so low, though, has to do with the size. This skin is massive and clunky, making you feel like an easy target when you’re wearing it.

16. Ultima Knight: Season X

The Ultima Knight is, simply, an addition to the OG Black Knight that ranks much higher in this list. This is a poor man’s Black Knight and everyone knows it.

Not only is the skin unoriginal, but it’s large and clunky when you rank it up. Anyone who already has the Black Knight won’t be rocking this version into battle

15. Dire: Season 6

The Dire skin is one of the cooler skin concepts Epic has added as a tier 100 skin. The werewolf skin, while interesting, is probably among the least popular skins you’ll see in the game.

The base skin is boring and the upgraded version is too big – two ingredients that lead to a bottom-half ranking.

14. Carnage: Chapter 2 Season 8

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Despite being a crossover skin, Carnage is pretty forgettable. With Season 8 being the finale of Chapter 2, the Cube Queen secret skin was more iconic than the Symbiote. It’s big and bulky, and downright ugly.

13. Ragnarok: Season 5

The Ragnarok skin sits right in the middle of the pack. It’s not horrible, but it’s not great, either. The upgraded skin is a little busy for my taste, so I take everything off and roll with the topless bald man.

12. Fusion: Chapter 2, Season 1

The Fusion from Fortnite Chapter 2 is decent but relatively boring. You’d be hard-pressed to find a player still wearing this skin – especially since there were far better options in the same Battle Pass.

I had this one high on my original rankings (from C2S1) but time has knocked it down to just inside the top-10.

11. Rick Sanchez : Chapter 2 Season 7

Fortnite season 7 rick skin

Being able to play as Rick Sanchez is pretty cool seeing as he’s the most iconic character in one of the most popular animated series in recent history. His unique cell-shaded style makes him stand out from other skins, and his smug look makes it seem like every elimination is a cakewalk.

Rick is lower on the list because of his lack of utility and inevitable plummet in popularity in a few seasons. His cartoon style makes him stick out like a sore thumb in-game. His head is a massive target. And players will likely only use this skin for the next season or so.

10. Omega: Season 4

The Omega skin suffers from many of the problems as of the other bottom-half skins: it’s unathletic. That is until you take all of the armor off of the outfit.

I rock this skin stripped-down, just as I prefer the Ragnarok skin. It looks sleeker and cooler that way, in my opinion. The base Omega skin squeaks it into the top-10 – especially since you can change the color on the stripped-down version.

9. Mandalorian: Chapter 2 Season 5

Fortnite Mando

This might be a controversial placement, but I’m not a huge fan of the Mandalorian skin. Fans of the show will probably like it more, but it didn’t really do it for me.

Sure, the customization options are there, but you’ll never go back to the pre-upgraded armor like you could with some of the other tier-100 skins. Baby Yoda is a hit, but the Mando skin leaves a lot to be desired.

8. Luxe: Season 8

The Luxe was the number-one tier 100 skin in my book for a long time. This is one of the only tier 100 skins that I still regularly wear when I play Fortnite, and one of only two female skins in the group.

The real reason this one ranks so highly is the back bling. Those golden wings are at least the second-best back bling reward in any Battle Pass.

7. The Reaper: Season 3

For some, the Reaper is going to be a number-one tier 100 Battle Pass skin. I understand this argument, but I never liked it, myself.

There were some bugs during Season 3 that caused Epic to hand everyone several Battle Pass tiers for free. The result was that almost everyone who bought the Season 3 Battle Pass got the Reaper skin, which is one of the reasons I never really liked it.

Despite my personal bias, I recognize that Season 3 was the golden age of Fortnite and this skin brings back the feels. It’s well-deserving of a top-five finish.

6. Spire Assassin: Chapter 2 Season 6

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The Spire Assassin jumped right to the top-five in my rankings. This skin is one of the best to be released in all of Chapter 2. You look like a dominating force when dressed in its full suit of armor.

It’s always hard to rank a skin while the season is currently underway, but I’m betting that Spire Assassin will be a common sight on the Fortnite island long after Season 6 concludes.

5. Eternal Knight: Chapter 2, Season 3

The Eternal Knight is a strong contender for the best tier-100 skin in the history of Fortnite. All of the variants are cool and unique and the customizable pickaxe is another huge point in favor of the outfit.

Along with only a few others on this list, the Eternal Knight is still a common sight on the Fortnite island. As long as players are still wearing the skin, it deserves a high placement on this list.

4. Midas: Chapter 2, Season 2

Midas remains a favorite of a lot of Fortnite players, whether you’re using his Ghost, Shadow, or all-gold version.

The Midas skin is the best of both worlds. He’s slender, which means he doesn’t take up much of your screen, but he’s still a cool and interesting character whose outfit goes well with a lot of different combinations.

3. Iron Man: Chapter 2 Season 4

Come on, it’s Iron Man. This is how you do a tier-100 crossover skin, and the Mandalorian was a huge step back from Tony Stark in the previous season.

With one skin, you get both Iron Man and Tony Stark – which you can switch between in-game. If you leveled up the Battle Pass, you can also play as Gold, Silver, or Holographic Iron Man/Tony Stark. It’s hard to see this as anything less than a top-rated skin.

2. Spider-Man: Chapter 3 Season 1

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Wow, who could have guessed that one of the most highly-praised crossover skins would make it to spot number 2. Previously held by Iron-Man, it makes sense that Peter Parker would take his place eventually.

What’s not to like about his skin? It’s clean, slick, and has some of the best alternate styles to date. Even it’s enlightened skin variants look phenomenal which is something that can’t be said for most Tier 100 skins.

1. Black Knight: Season 2

I know, I know. The Black Knight isn’t technically a Tier 100 skin. It’s a final-tier Battle Pass skin, though, so it’s worth including on this list.

The Black Knight is the classic. It’s the OG. Wearing one of these skins doesn’t mean that you’re good, but it does mean that you’ve been playing the game for a long time.

The Black Knight takes the number-one spot because it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing final-tier skins we’ve ever received. It’s not my personal favorite, but it carries a certain amount of significance for OG Fortnite players.

What’s your number-one tier 100 Fortnite skin? Let us know in the comments.

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How Fortnite Overshields work in Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 has added Overshields which add 50 health to ther player’s base health, and it recharges after taking damage.

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To combat the lack of building at the start of the season, players have overshields that add 50 points to their health.

Players were shocked to find out that Fortnite Season 2 had removed its iconic building mechanic. What are players supposed to do if they get caught out in the open without any builds?

Luckily, Epic Games added a few new mechanics to make up for this. Firstly, players can run faster, jump higher, and mantle objects.

Secondly, Fortnite now gives players an overshield. This isn’t an item you pick up or craft. It’s a built-in component of the player’s health. Here’s how it works.

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Fortnite’s new Overshield details

200 is no longer the maximum amount of health players can have. Instead, the base health is 150, and players can drink shield potions to gain 100 additional health.

These extra 50 points come from the new overshield. Like in Halo, players start with a small layer of shield that will take damage before their actual health. The overshield actually protects the player’s health and shield.

Additionally, the overshield recharges when out of combat, no item is needed. This is to help combat the removal of the building mechanic.

Fifty extra shield isn’t game-breaking, but it will help players find natural cover before getting one-shot. And it also might give timid players more confidence during the end game.

With that being said, we don’t know how long the overshield will be sticking around. Building is only removed for a limited time so overshields could leave whenever builds return.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Omni Chips in Season 2.

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