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Fortnite Fall Skirmish TwitchCon Tournament Info – Format, Prizing, How to Register, and More

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TwitchCon is set to host the Fortnite: Battle Royale Fall Skirmish Tournament with various high-profile players, streamers, and personalities.

Held in San Jose, California, TwitchCon will take place between October 26 and October 28, featuring numerous activities, events, and more.

As one of the most popular titles on Twitch at any moment, Fortnite will be hosting an iteration of the popular Fall Skirmish esports tournament series at the event with a massive prize pool.

All of the necessary information regarding tournament format, prizing, how to register, and more can be viewed below.

Fortnite Fall Skirmish TwitchCon Tournament

Hey there TwitchCon Attendees,

The Fall Skirmish at TwitchCon in San Jose, California is just around the corner! There will be two Fortnite competitions held at the the show: a Duos competition open to players that register online, and a Stream-vitational event for 50 Fortnite Creators and 50 randomly selected TwitchCon attendees.

If you’re interested in competing in the open event and have a TwitchCon badge, fill out our survey here.

Here are all the details you need to know about the event.

FORMAT | STAGE ONE: HEATS

In Stage One: Heats, Duo teams with the most points at the end of four matches will be declared the winner. Victory Royales and Eliminations will be scored to determine placement the each heat. The top twelve teams from each Heat will advance to the Stage Two: Grand Finals. Two additional wild card* teams will move on to make a total of 50 Duo teams.

Big Bonus
Victory Royale: +3 Points
2nd-3rd Place: +2 Points
4th-5th Place: +1 Point

8+ Eliminations: +3 Points
6-7 Eliminations: +2 Points
4-5 Eliminations: +1 Point

Big Bonus: After 8 Eliminations, +1 Point will be added to each elimination.

*Scores for teams which place 13th in each Heat will be compared against one another to determine which teams advance to the Stage Two: Grand Finals.

FORMAT | STAGE TWO: GRAND FINALS

In Stage Two: Grand Finals, the Duos team with the most points at the end of six matches will be declared the winner. Victory Royales and Eliminations will be scored to determine placement at the end of the event.

Big Bonus
Victory Royale: +3 Points
2nd-3rd Place: +2 Points
4th-5th Place: +1 Point

8+ Eliminations: +3 Points
6-7 Eliminations: +2 Points
4-5 Eliminations: +1 Point

Big Bonus: After 8 Eliminations, +1 Point will be added to each elimination

Victory Royales (Per Match): $50,000 Prize Bonus during the TwitchCon Finals.
Most Eliminations Total: $50,000 Prize Bonus Total during the TwitchCon Finals.

PRIZES

At the conclusion of the Fall Skirmish Grand Finals, the top Duos will be rewarded based on the following prize table:

FALL SKIRMISH DUOS PRIZING

PLACEMENT

PRIZE

1st

$400,000

2nd

$255,000

3rd

$165,000

4th

$90,000

5th

$52,500

6th

$30,000

7th

$27,500

8th

$27,500

9th

$22,500

10th

$22,500

11th – 50th

$10,000

 

$50,000 Prize Bonus for each Victory Royale during the TwitchCon Finals.

$50,000 Prize Bonus for the Most Eliminations Total during the TwitchCon Finals.

STREAM-VITATIONAL PRIZING

PLACEMENT

GAME 1 & 2 PRIZE

1st

$30,000

2nd

$22,750

3rd

$18,750

4th

$16,500

5th

$12,500

6th

$9,250

7th

$7,250

8th

$5,250

9th

$4,250

10th

$3,000

11th – 15th

$2,000

16th – 20th

$1,500

21st – 100th

$750

 

$10,000 Prize Bonus for Most Eliminations (Per Game)

 

PLACEMENT

GAME 3 PRIZES

1st

$65,000

2nd

$44,000

3rd

$29,000

4th

$16,500

5th

$11,000

6th

$8,500

7th

$7,000

8th

$7,000

9th

$4,000

10th

$4,000

11th – 50th

$2,000

 

$20,000 Prize Bonus for Most Eliminations in Game

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE SKIRMISH

First fill out this survey. This survey will help us verify that you will be attending TwitchCon. Once qualified, a registration link will be sent to those players that first completed the survey in the order that they were received.

Once you receive your registration link, interested Duos must also complete the following in order to complete registration:

  • Provide you and your Duo partner’s Epic ID and Twitch credentials.
  • Be 16 or older at the time of the event.
  • Agree to the Fall Skirmish Event Rules and Code of Conduct.
  • Use the on-site peripherals (mice/keyboard/controllers) provided.
  • Present a valid ID and TwitchCon badge at check-in.

Please note that if you or your Duo partner do not have a verified TwitchCon badge, your registration will be forfeited.

THE INVENTORY

The competition will be played on dedicated, high-end PCs. Peripherals that will be available for all participants during this event are as follows:

  • Logitech G-Pro wired mouse
  • Logitech G-Pro keyboards
  • Standard Xbox One and PS4 controllers, including Xbox Elite Controllers and SCUF PS4/Xbox controllers.
  • Astro A40 headsets
  • Alienware AW2518H monitors (1920×1080 resolution locked)

In-Game Video Settings

  • Windows Mode: Fullscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 16:9
  • Frame Rate Limit: 240 FPS
  • Quality: Epic
  • View Distance: Epic
  • Shadows: Epic
  • Anti-Aliasing: Epic
  • Textures: Epic
  • Effects: Epic
  • Post Processing: Epic
  • Vsync: On
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Show FPS: Off

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Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3

Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.

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Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.

These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.

A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.

Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.

As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.

There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?

Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.

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Fortnite v12.61 patch notes: aim assist changes, bug fixes & more

Take a look at everything that changed in the Fortnite v12.61 patch notes.

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The Fortnite v12.61 content update released this morning, which marks the final update of Fortnite Season 2. It was a small patch and one that was largely geared toward preparing the game for the rumored Doomsday event.

Most of the interesting parts of v12.61 came in the form of leaks, which we’ll cover in some separate articles. There were a few above-board changes, though. We’ll delve into them here.

Aim assist changes

The most noteworthy change was to controller aim assist on all platforms. This one is tricky since we need to rely on community reporting to tell exactly what’s different.

Early reports had it that close-range aim assist was lowered by 20%, mid-range aim assist was lowered a bit, and long-range aim assist was buffed. Our early testing shows very little difference from the old system, however. Casual players probably won’t notice a difference, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Fortnite Mobile Controller Support
Via Epic Games

Storm the Agency Challenges

Storm the Agency will, almost certainly, be the last batch of challenges before Season 3. We aren’t getting any Overtime Challenges, so these will have to do.

The new challenge set has not been released at the time of writing but should be available later today or this week. They may be released as late as Thursday, ahead of the Doomsday event. We’ll cover the challenge tutorial in a separate guide.

Storm Circles

Epic appear to have changed storm circles in the v12.61 update, as well – at least in public matches. The first phase of the storm closes much more quickly – but on a larger circle. The circle then gets much smaller, causing some players to have to rotate, quite quickly.

The circles aren’t perfect, either. Just take a look at this tweet from broadcaster AussieAntics. We’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out.

Bug Fixes

There weren’t too many bug fixes in this patch. The biggest issue that was addressed was the inability to refund the Dragacorn Glider for some players. Here’s everything that was fixed in v12.61:

  • Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits
  • Unable to refund Dragacorn Glider
  • iOS players hitching at high rate

We’ll update this post with any additional changes that surface as more players get their hands on the new patch. This was a small one, though, and largely focused on adding the Doomsday Device to the game.

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Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items

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Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game, data miners and leakers have been sifting through the files and given us a look at what’s to come before the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.

Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with the highly anticipated Doomsday event set to rock the game to its foundations as Epic Games moves to Season 3.

With the current season drawing to a close, the game’s developers have released the v12.61 Update on May 26 which includes a number of leaks as to what the event will entail.

For those who are looking a new skin or some new dances moves, though, Epic have added some new additions to the files which will be released over the next week or so.

Cyclo Doomsday skin and Windshear Cloak

There’s only one new skin in the game this week, but it appears to have major links to the end of Season 2, with the mysterious and imposing skin added to the files under the name “Hurricane,” prompting many to wonder if he is set to unleash the natural disaster onto the island.

On top of that, there is also a brand-new cloak that goes with Cyclo Doomsday, which appears to have been battered by winds and torn in places at the bottom. You can view the skin and back bling below courtesy of @Lucas7yoshi.

Drake’s Toosie Slide comes to Fortnite

Definitely the most surprising addition to the game, global megastar Drake has made his first appearance in Fortnite, with a brand-new emote appearing in-game based on a dance from the music video for his latest single, Toosie Slide.

The track debuted on April 3, and was then eventually released as part of his new mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It immediately became a hit on TikTok, with creators dancing along to the instructions featured in the song, and now Fortnite players can do the same. You can watch the Toosie Slide emote in action below, thanks to @HYPEX.

On top of that, Epic have actually licensed the song, so when you’re sliding in front of your downed enemies, they’ll hear October’s Very Own singing along.

Fortnite’s v12.61 patch is expected to be the final patch before Chapter 2, Season 3 kicks off, so it was always likely that new cosmetics would be in short supply this week. Data miners are still sifting through the files though, so if any more are discovered we’ll be sure to update this article.

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