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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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All Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.

The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.

You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.

Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold

Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.

We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.

Newly-added Exotics (Update)

February 24 Exotic Shuffle (Update)

On February 24, Epic shuffled some of the original and new Exotic weapon locations, giving them to new NPCs across the Fortnite map. The Storm Scout Sniper, Nighthawk Revolver, and Hop Rock Dualies now have new homes. You can view them on the map, below.

Fortnite exotic shuffle

We wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic shuffle the locations once again, so we’ll update this map and article if we see any more changes.

Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG

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All love potion locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenges

Here are all locations of Grimbles’ love potion from Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, or Stealthy Stronghold for the Fortnite Season 5 challenges.

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Fortnite Fishstick Shot at love

One Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenge requires players to collect Grimbles’ love potion from Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, or Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s where you need to go.

This week’s Fortnite challenges are a lot more difficult than ones we’ve seen in the recent past. We have to search several specific locations to help Fishstick find love and, more importantly, earn some XP.

Here are all of the Grimbles love potion locations in Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, and Stealthy Stronghold. You only need to find one, so this guide should help.

Fortnite Fishstick

Grimble’s love potion locations

You can find one love potion in each Coral Cove, Stealthy Stronghold, and Fort Crumpet.

The first, in Fort Crumpet, can be found on the bottom floor of the fort in a roped-off room. The Coral Cove potion is located behind the main building of the unnamed POI.

In Stealthy Stronghold, the potion is located in the middle of the POI, next to a chest in one of the ruins. Here’s a map that should help you out.

Deliver the love potion to Slurpy Swamp or Shanty Town

Once you find the love potion, you need to deliver it to Slurpy Swamp or Shanty Town. The easiest place to visit is Slurpy Swamp.

Here, you’ll find the location in that boxed-room that houses slurp barrels and a Teddy bear sitting on a chair. Frequent visitors of Slurpy Swamp should know the location all too well. All you need to do is interact with the love potion and receive your XP.

This is a difficult week of challenges for Fortnite players, but the XP is well worth the grind. You can take a look at the rest of the Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenges here.

Image Credit: Epic Games, HarryNinetyFour

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Ninja goes off on the Fortnite community after getting stream sniped

Ninja returned to Fortnite to find the same old stream snipers. As expected, he gave them a piece of his mind.

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Ninja sounded off on stream snipers in the Fortnite community during one of his recent streams.

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is one of the primary streamers who helped Fortnite rise to the height of popularity we see it today. He’s stepped away from the game of late but often comes back to play a few rounds between his Valorant streams.

Although Ninja doesn’t take Fortnite as seriously as he once did, he still faces a large number of stream snipers who want to eliminate him for clout. Ninja has always been outspoken about stream snipers but went all-in during one of his recent Fortnite streams.

“The community – these little f***ing kids – It’s so dumb. It really is,” Ninja vented. “And the thing is, these little clout chasing losers have no idea, man. All they’re doing is harming the game. Because I’m not gonna play it. I’m not gonna stream it.”

(Clip begins at 3:38)

“Good for you, man. Get your f***ing clip, send it to your buddies,” Ninja continued. “‘We killed Ninja!’ I haven’t played the game in – ever. I don’t play it anymore. I come back and I still almost kill all of you idiots.”

Ninja went on to say that it must be far worse for players like Bugha, who won the Fortnite World Cup. If stream sniping is bad for someone like Ninja, then it must be far worse for an actual top competitive Fortnite player.

Ninja has done a lot of good for the Fortnite community, helping it become one of the biggest games of all time. Stream snipers may be a part of the reason he doesn’t play as much as he once did.

We don’t think Ninja will completely stop playing Fortnite, but the constant stream sniping is clearly getting to him. Hopefully, this doesn’t dissuade Ninja from continuing to experience the fun side of Fortnite.

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