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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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Fortnite Season 7 brings next-gen visuals to PC

At the start of Season 7, PC players will be able to enjoy Fortnite’s next-gen visuals without buying an Xbox Series X or PS5.

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When Fortnite launches on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, its graphics surpassed that of PC. Now, PC players can enjoy Fortnite’s next-gen visuals at the start of Season 7.

Fortnite’s next-gen visuals aren’t incredibly breathtaking, but they do add a bit of flair to the game. The storm’s visual effects are different, and there are some pretty cool clouds. However, they’re not anything that would make someone want to spend hundreds of dollars for a new console. The fancy smoke clouds and liquids are impressive, but they don’t add much to the overall gameplay.

Now, players won’t have to buy a new console to enjoy these visual effects. Fortnite’s next-gen visuals were exclusive to consoles, but they’ll soon be coming to PC. Epic Games announced that when Chapter 2 Season 7 launches next week, so will a patch that upgrades PC visuals.

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Fortnite on PC gets a next-gen visual upgrade

This upgrade will ramp up the visuals for those who play with “Epic” Quality Presets. According to a press release from Epic Games, “You’ll notice that both Battle Royale and Creative modes benefit from improved Storm and cloud effects, as well as enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid.” This upgrade also features improved post-processing features that help with bloom, lens flares, and shadow qualities.

While players won’t have to purchase a next-gen console, they will still need a beefy computer to use these settings. Low and Medium setting specification requirements won’t change after v17.00, but High settings will be the equivalent of the pre Season 7 Epic settings. Below are the new required Epic Quality Presets Specifications:

  • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
  • 4 GB VRAM or higher
  • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
  • 16 GB RAM or higher
  • NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Windows 10 64-bit

These are not the recommended specifications for playing the game optimally, but they are the required specs to run Fortnite with Epic visuals. If a player wants to enjoy the new cloud effects and liquid simulations, they might end up having to pay a good chunk of change to upgrade their PC.

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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

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Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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All Fortnite Season 6 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 6 is here, and only a few Exotic weapons made it. Here are all Exotic weapon locations for the new Fortnite season.

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Fortnite Season 6 marked the return of Exotic weapons to Fortnite. Not all of the Season 6 weapons are there, however, and they’ve moved locations.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season c, with the addition of crafting, the map changes, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 6 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include the Spire Jumpboots and the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun.

What’s more, Epic added craftable items to the game that allow players to create unique weapons out of existing parts. For instance, a Mechanical Bow and two Shockwave Grenades make the Shockwave Bow – a massive upgrade from both weapons.

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Fortnite Season 6 Exotic weapon locations

Exotic weapons have returned to Fortnite Season 6, but not as many as we had in Season 5. These will be supplementary items rather than the focus of the season, which appears to be on the new crafting mechanic.

Many of the NPCs who sold these items in Season 5 have also either moved locations or don’t sell them anymore, so a new guide is needed. Here’s a map of all of the Season 6 Exotic weapon locations.

As you can see, there are seven Exotic weapons and items currently available in Fortnite Season 6. These are the:

  • Hop Rock Dualies: sold by Gutbomb in Logjam Woodworks
  • Chug Cannon: sold by Slurp Jonesy in Slurpy Swamp
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: sold by Power Chord in Dance Club Cabin
  • Marksman Six Shooter: sold by Deadfire northwest of Lazy Lake
  • Grappler Bow: sold by Lara Croft in Stealthy Stronghold
  • Unstable Bow: sold by Rebirth Raven northwest of Sweaty Sands
  • Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow: dropped after eliminating Raz at The Spire

The good news is that, unlike last season, all of the NPCs that sell Exotics only spawn in one location – at least, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as Epic add more Exotics to Fortnite Season 6. We expect to see them takes things further as the season goes on, so stay tuned to more news on Exotic weapons.

Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG

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