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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 5 ‘Zero Point’ Battle Pass first look

Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a look at all of the Battle Pass cosmetics included in the new season.

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Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a first look at the new Battle Pass before loading in.

Zero Point – the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass – has finally come to the game. This is shaping up to be the best Fortnite season in recent memory, and we haven’t even played it yet.

The new Battle Pass hasn’t been officially released at the time of writing, but we have a trailer, and a full list of skin sets to explore. Let’s take a look.

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Cosmetics

The Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass brings bounty hunters from all kinds of different realities. Yes, this includes The Mandalorian from the Disney+ series and makes sense relating to the recent Fortnite X Disney+ promotion.

Here are all of the skin sets included in the Season 5 Battle Pass.

We’re excited to jump in and start unlocking these characters. Now, to see what kind of crazy challenges Epic have us doing, this season.

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When does Fortnite Season 5 start? Downtime, leaks & more

Fortnite Season 5 is right around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know about when it starts and what it will include.

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Fortnite Season 4 is almost over. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Fortnite season.

Following the Galactus event, the Fortnite servers went down as players entered into a small, “second black hole.” Thankfully, there’s a timer on this one, and we know how long we have to wait.

Ahead, we’ll give you all of the information we have about the new season, including the start time, leaks, and more.

Fortnite Season 5 Start time

Fortnite Season 5 is only hours away. Initially, when the event ended, we had a seven-hour countdown to the next season.

This proved too good to be true. A few hours later, the countdown shifted to ten hours, putting the start time of Season 5 at 4 AM EST – four hours after the scheduled downtime that Epic announced later in the evening. The initial countdown seemed to be counting to the downtime, not the actual start time.

What to expect

We’re getting more and more information as the hours pass. At the time of writing, we’ve heard two teasers that presumably relate to some new Battle Pass characters and, likely, new bosses.

Last week, the Epic Games store accidentally updated their game icon, and some players were able to catch a glimpse of the new screen. Here, we saw some new characters along with The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda – two characters that have been teased in some of the official Fortnite Season 5 content

For now, the Fortnite Season 5 theme doesn’t seem to be entirely focused on Star Wars, although there’s a chance that we were transported into a Star Wars-based reality.

We expect the map to be considerably different this season – if not an entirely different template. As always, we’ll have to wait and see what happens when the new game goes live.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay updated on all of the latest Season 5 information.

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Fortnite Galactus event: Nexus War start date and time

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Nexus War event in Fortnite

The exact date and time for the Nexus War finale in Fortnite has been confirmed, and there is little time to prepare for the Galactus event.

The event, which will bring Chapter 2, Season 4 to a climax, as Galactus – aka the Devourer of Worlds – is bombing towards the map to, presumably, destroy it all.

The countdown to the event appeared in-game on November 21, and Epic have now confirmed the exact date and time when the Nexus War will commence.

“It was only a matter of time.” Epic say in their blog post. “Galactus is closing in on the Island and the fate of all Reality lies in the balance. Join the ultimate fight against Galactus in the one-time-only Nexus War finale event.”

When is the Galactus event in Fortnite?

The Nexus War finale event will start on December 1 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT.

To make sure you don’t miss out, Epic has given some tips to be prepared for the event:

  • DOWNLOAD THE LATEST UPDATE
    If you haven’t already downloaded the 14.60 update, load the game on your preferred device and download today.
  • DOWNLOAD HOUSEPARTY
    Fortnite’s new integration with Houseparty means you can have live video chat in Fortnite (PC, PS4/PS5) while attending the event.
  • GET IN EARLY
    We’ve taken measures to ensure more people can attend the event, but we still recommend everyone log into Fortnite at least 60 minutes prior to the event start. The event playlist is expected to go live 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Of course, even if you can’t play the game yourself at the time, you’ll still be able to catch the action on Twitch and YouTube streams from content creators.

As Epic confirms, this is a one-time-only event, so there won’t be any reruns unlike previous end of season events.

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