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How to compete in the $40 million Fortnite World Cup – Schedule, rules, and more

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Epic Games has just released all-new info regarding the Fortnite World Cup with daily chances to play for all players. Features include scrims, weekly prize tournaments, and more.

A while back, Epic revealed their massive $40 million dollar prize pool for Fortnite’s World Cup. Now, they’ve began reveal more for aspirants on how everyone can participate in the upcoming event.

So, let’s into the juicy details.

When does the Fortnite World Cup begin?

Official Logo for the Fortnite World Cup – via Epic Games

According to the latest information from Epic, the official competition will begin on April 13th with the first Solo Competition.

Epic will be releasing a new ‘Arena Mode’ with the release of the upcoming v8.20 patch. This will serve as an ‘always on’ competitive experience. Here’s Epic’s words on the game mode:

“This is your chance to qualify for the weekend Online Opens. Players can compete on their own schedule to try and progress to the Champion League in the brand new Arena game mode releasing in v8.20. If you can climb to the top, you’ll unlock access to the Fortnite World Cup Online Open tournaments.”

So, in order to qualify for the upcoming events, you will need to hop into the ranked game mode and begin the grind. This is a first for Fortnite as players have been wanting a ranked game mode to help separate competitive and casual players.

Full Fortnite World Cup Event Schedule

The event on April 13th-14th will be the first of many, Epic Games has revealed the full line up of events leading to the World Cup in NYC. Times for each region are list below the event weeks.

Event Weekly Schedule:

  • Week 1 – April 13th – 14th – Solos
  • Week 2 – April 20th – 21st – Duos
  • Week 3 – April 27th – 28th – Solos
  • Week 4 – May 4th – 5th – Duos
  • Week 5 – May 11th – 12th – Solos
  • Week 6 – May 18th – 19th – Duos
  • Week 7 – May 25th – 26th – Solos
  • Week 8 – June 1st – 2nd – Duos
  • Week 9 – June 8th – 9th – Solos
  • Week 10 – June 15th – 16th – Duos

Weekly Event Times per Region:

Each Semi-Final and Final take places at the same time on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

  • Europe – 4 to 7 PM GMT
  • NA West – 4 to 7 PM PST
  • NA East – 4 to 7 PM EST
  • Brazil – 4 to 7 PM BRT
  • OCE – 4 to 7 PM AET
  • Asia – 4 to 7 PM JST

Full Fortnite World Cup Weekly Event Formats

via Epic Games

The World Cup events begin April 13th, but we’ll be seeing comeption for a long time to come. Here’s how it’ll all work:

Online Semi-Finals will take place on Saturdays and the $1,000,000 Finals will take place on Sundays.

Players can enter the Semi-Finals only by playing and succeeding in the aforementioned ‘Arena Mode.’

Semi-Final Format (Saturdays):

“Every Saturday, players who have unlocked the Online Open will have a designated three hour window of time (according to server region) to play in up to ten matches and score points.”

“At the conclusion of the three hour window, the top 3,000 players in each server region will advance to the Online Open Finals that Sunday (the following day).”

  • 3 Hour Session. See ‘Schedule’ for specific times in each server region.
  • 10 Match Limit.
  • Scoring based on placement and eliminations.
  • Top 3,000 players will advance to the Online Open Finals on Sunday.
  • Players may only participate in one Online Open server region.

$1,000,000 Finals Format (Sundays):

“The top 3,000 players’ scores will reset for the start of the Online Open Finals. Players will then face off during a designated three hour window of time to play up to ten matches and score points.

After the three hour window closes, winners will be verified and the top performing players will be notified of cash prizes earned from a $1,000,000 prize pool. Note that winning players will be required to provide additional information in order to process payments.

The highest ranked players from each week will be invited to the Fortnite World Cup Finals to be held in New York City, July 26-28!”

So, gone are the grindfests of the Gauntlet Events and in are the new 3-hour windows. This squeezes the competition into a compact and view-able experience for all.

  • Points scored during Online Open Semi-Finals on Saturday do not transfer to Online Open Finals on Sunday.
  • 3 Hour Session. See ‘Schedule’ for specific times in each server region.
  • 10 Match Limit.
  • The top ranked players globally will receive cash prizes from a $1,000,000 prize pool. Prize payout tiers to be confirmed. Winning players will be required to provide additional information to process payments.
  • The highest ranked players in each server region will advance to the Fortnite World Cup Finals as outlined below.

Scoring Formats for Solos & Duos:

During the weekend Online Opens, players will earn points based on the scoring system listed below.

Solos

  • Victory Royale: 10 Points
  • 2nd – 5th: 7 Points
  • 6th – 15th: 5 Points
  • 16th – 25th: 3 Points
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Duos

  • Victory Royale: 10 Points
  • 2nd – 3rd: 7 Points
  • 4th – 7th: 5 Points
  • 8th – 12th: 3 Points
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Fortnite World Cup Finals Advancement

“Players will qualify weekly to the Fortnite World Cup Finals based on performance within their server region according to the chart below.”

Fortnite World Cup Regional Advancement Charts

Rules & Requirements

Duos Partner Rules:

“To qualify in Duos competitions for cash prizes and the Fortnite World Cup Finals, players can only pair with one Duos partner during each weekend of Online Open tournaments. However, players can switch Duos partners from week to week. Duos partners that qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Finals cannot be switched for substitute players.”

2FA is Mandatory during World Cup events:

“Players who compete in the Finals will be required to enable 2FA and link their account to an Epic ID. This adds an additional layer of match security.  To enable 2FA visit epicgames.com/2FA, log in to your Epic Account and follow the onscreen instructions.”

Rules:

“All competitors will also be required to acknowledge and accept the official rules in-game before participating in the Online Opens. These rules ensure the integrity of competitive play in Fortnite and that the Fortnite World Cup is fun, fair, and free from toxic behavior. The complete Online Open official rules can be found here.”

You can view all relevant information about the tournaments on Epic Game’s own announcement page and the official Fortnite World Cup webpage.

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What are Social Tags in Fortnite Season 3 and how to use them?

Social Tags are finally here in Fortnite and players can connect with random players across the world based on their preferences. Here’s how you can use them.

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Fortnite Season 3 has introduced players to several new features, a new UI and a more colorful island to drop in. One of these most awaited and heavily rumored features was Social Tags. Now that it’s finally here, players are loving how it adds their in-game personality to their profile.

Loopers are enjoying every bit about the latest Chapter 3 Season 3. From ballers, exciting new POIs, the brand new Reality Sapling loot system, all the new additions accompany one another in a perfect manner.

However, the user interface options in Fortnite have stayed stagnant for a long period of time and required a major overhaul with the evolution of the gameplay. With the addition of Explore and game playlists options earlier this year, Epic showed its player base about the potential of what Fortnite can be.

In addition to all these features, something felt missing that allowed players to connect with other active players who have similar interests and the way they play Fortnite. Enter Social Tags which were added in the most recent v21.10 update. Here’s what they are and how you can use them.

Use Social Tags to define your choices and find similar players in Fortnite

Social Tags in Fortnite are basically name tags you can add to your Fortnite profile on the sidebar section. These tags signify how you play Fortnite and you can get recommendations on the Explore Menu of similar experiences.

If you enjoy a certain Battle Royale or Creative mode, you can add a tag for it. One player at max, can add 3 tags to their profile. It could be a mix of Creative, Battle Royale which bbasically have gameplay modes and Miscellaneous which has more options like Chill, Quests, Mic On etc.

To apply Social Tags to your profile, do the following steps:

  1. Click on your profile icon in the left sidebar.
  2. Select +Add Tag option on your profile.
  3. Add social tags from the list available there.
  4. Save and confirm the selected tags. (Max 3)

Once assigned, they will show up on your profile and would tell others how you choose to play Fortnite. Furthermore, you can head to Looking For A Party option on the left sidebar, right above settings to search for random players who play Fortnite the way you do.

It will then show a list of players who are active currently in-game and are in the lobby with how many players. Moreover, you can send them a party invite or a request to join your party. You can also choose to turn off this option.

This feature promotes healthy connectivity between players who play Fortnite in a similar way and helps prevent toxicity between Casuals and Sweats in the game. Additionally, it creates a healthy divide between the two communities if one enjoys grinding Arenas while others purely enjoy Public matches.

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Fortnite leaks reveal another Stranger Things collab coming to Season 3

The Upside Down is set to collide with the loop once again as another Stranger Things collaboration is arriving to Fortnite soon. Here are more details about it.

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The infamous collaboration between Stranger Things and Fortnite wasn’t as big when it was first introduced in Fortnite back in 2019. Loopers were disappointed by the cosmetics that the collab brought into the game but at present, it remains one of the rarest items in-game.

Fortnite is known for collaborating with popular culture films and TV shows pretty often and brings several characters from their respective franchises to the looped island. In the past, major characters like Star Lord (Marvel), Batman (The Dark Knight), Rick and Morty were added in the game as skins accompanied by their famous props as cosmetic items like Back Blings, Pickaxes and Gliders.

However, when it comes to major TV shows, Stranger Things was a phenomenon back in 2019 when its second season was underway. The show gained hype in its initial days as fans loved the entire 80s vibe of sci-fi and horror as the kids went against the Upside Down and save Hawkins.

The collab soon hit the Fortnite Item Shop but to the surprise of the player base, the only skins they received were an ugly looking Demogorgon and extremely buffed Chief Hopper skins, while they were expecting Eleven and the gang. However, latest leaks might bring good news to those fans and new skins into the game.

Fortnite skins are coming soon in Season 3 ahead of its finale release

According to several leaks that emerged after the recent v21.10 update in Fortnite Season 3, items like “WaffleWarrior” were added to the game files. Now according to theory, in the Stranger Things series, its protagonist Eleven is the only character who is extremely fond of Eggos Waffles.

The tag “WaffleWarrior” hints towards her and it might be the case that ahead of the release of Season 4 finale next week, Eleven could be an in-game skin that could be added to the shop soon. Moreover, it has nearly been 3 years since the skins from the Netflix series were last seen in the Item Shop.

However, fans are already creating crossover concepts of characters from both Fortnite and Stranger Things. Recently a concept artist by the name of Feraalsy created a video of Peely being possessed by Vecna.

The concept video shows Vecna’s skin concept as well as Prisoner Jones present alongside with Peely. Although it is a brilliant concept, the current hype of the series highly suggests a collaboration incoming to Fortnite soon later this season.

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Fortnite leak reveals Zero Build Team Rumble coming to game soon

Fortnite is adding more fun to its Zero Build game mode as they plan to expand it to a fully fledged Team Rumble. Here’s the latest on it.

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The popularity of a Zero Build Mode in Fortnite has been growing everyday with new players joining the looped island. Moreover, the mode promises a fun and casual side of the game that loopers had never experienced before.

Fortnite is known for introducing exciting new gameplay elements and its wide range of weapons arsenal to its player base. Though OG Sweats still like to stick to their old ways of cranking 90s and build fight their enemies across the loop, casual players are having their amount of fun in Zero Build mode where they purely focus on their combat skills.

Over the course of the past few months, the popularity of Zero Build mode has increased and has become a staple in the entire Battle Royale gaming community. Nobody would have ever imagined Fortnite without building, and here it stands tall with 5 million new active players since the addition of the game mode.

As loopers continue to vibe in Season 3 with all new things including Reality Tree and Ballers, certain leaks revealed that a popular casual game mode is about to be introduced with Zero Build mechanics very soon.

Zero Build to arrive in Team Rumble in Fortnite soon

According to leaks on social media, Epic Games are working on a Zero Build version of Team Rumble as data for Zero Build “Big Battle” LTM was added with the v21.10 update that dropped this Tuesday. Moreover, this mode will be a standalone mode alongside the regular team rumble and will have similar rules to the earlier one.

However, the question that stands in the minds of loopers is that how will players redeploy themselves if they cannot build themselves to a high ground. Team Rumble is all about infinite respawns in a match where two large teams go against one another and redeploy them off a high ground.

Moreover, when players thought Fortnite was a dead game and were done with most of the game mechanics and weapons meta, Zero Build came as a blessing and saw the return of several old players join back the game. Pros like TFUE, Dr. Disrespect and Ninja started streaming the game again and highly praised the Zero Build game mode.

However, the team rumble mode was the only game mode in Fortnite that was untouched by Zero Build as players like to practice their builds and fights in the island in that mode. But that will soon change for Zero Build players as well as they’d be able to test weapons, complete quests and have a casual fun time playing Fortnite on the island.

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