Epic Games has released fully detailed rules for the upcoming Fortnite Champion Series for Season X including prizing, formats, and schedules.
At the Fortnite World Cup Finals, Epic Games teased the competitive community with a sneak peek of the future. The Fortnite Champion Series was announced with limited details and promise of making each match matter.
Now, the studio has released a massive ruleset for the Champion Series which details absolutely everything about the upcoming tournaments. Time to dive in and see what Epic’s been up to on the esports side of things.
Fortnite Champions Series General Rules
Epic posted the rules on the official Fortnite site in the their usual fashion. It begins with simple legal information about the admittance of competitors, enforcement of rules, fair play, and Epic’s rights to amend the rules whenever they please. Pretty straight forward stuff.
Then we start getting to the good stuff. The post reiterates the Season X Arena ranking system. The Hype points spread and amount of ‘Leagues’ was changed to expand competitive readiness and allow for bigger gaps between player skill levels.
- Open League – Division I – 0-499 Hype
- Open League – Division II – 500-999 Hype
- Open League – Division II – 1000-1499 Hype
- Open League – Division IV – 1500-1999 Hype
- Contender League – Division I – 2000-2999 Hype
- Contender League – Division II – 3000-4499 Hype
- Contender League – Division II – 4500-6499 Hype
- Champion League – Division I – 6500-9999 Hype
- Champion League – Division II – 10000-13999 Hype
- Champion League – Division III – 14000+ Hype
After this, the document continues with breakdowns of competition definitions for legal purposes.
Fortnite Champion Series Schedule
The Fortnite Champion Series, according to the post, will be a weekly event played over the course of two days.
Instead of the typical two-tiered event system featuring a open tourney & a Finals, Epic has opted in for a triple-tiered tournament format. Details on the format come later in the blog.
The current schedule for the weekly tournaments is as follows (times will be listed in-game at a future date):
- Week 1 – August 17/18
- Week 2 – August 24/25
- Week 3 – August 31/September 1
- Week 4 – September 7/8
- Week 5 – September 14/15
Fortnite Champion Series will also features a Finals event that will be played after the conclusion of the main series events.
- Heat 1 Group Stage – September 20
- Heat 2 Group Stage – September 20
- Heat 3 Group Stage – September 21 (NAE, NAW, EU, BR only)
- Heat 4 Group Stage – September 21 (NAE, NAW, EU, BR only)
- Champion Series Grand Finals – September 22
Fortnite Champion Series Format & Scoring
In order to play in the Champion Series, you must reach Champion League – Division I or higher. The playlist will remain locked until you do so. The entirety of the Series is a Trios event.
The formats for gameplay are different depending on whether you are playing in the weekly events or the Season Finals.
Weekly Round Gameplay Format
This format will be familar to anybody who played or watched the Online Opens leading to the World Cup Finals. Epic is using the same exact system here.
Players will have a 3 hour window to player a maximum of 10 games. This system unfortunately led to problems as teams could not finish all games in time. We expect the same issues to persist going forward.
Round 1 through 3 each week are all played in this manner. Advancement between rounds in based on the Series Points laid out by Epic Games.
- Round 1 to Round 2 – Top 1000 (EU, NAE, NAW, BR), Top 500 (Asia, ME, OCE)
- Round 2 to Round 3 – Top 150 (All Regions)
Trios will earn Series Points based upon their final placement after the weekly tourney is concluded.
|1st Place||500 Series Points|
|2nd Place||450 Series Points|
|3rd Place||400 Series Points|
|4th Place||375 Series Points|
|5th Place||350 Series Points|
|6th Place||300 Series Points|
|7th Place||275 Series Points|
|8th Place||250 Series Points|
|9th Place||225 Series Points|
|10th Place||200 Series Points|
|11th-25th Place||175 Series Points|
|26th-50th Place||150 Series Points|
|51st-100th Place||125 Series Points|
|101st-150th Place||100 Series Points|
|151st-500th Place||75 Series Points|
|501st-1000th Place||50 Series Points|
|1001st-2000th Place||40 Series Points|
|2001st-3000th Place||30 Series Points|
|3001st-5000th Place||20 Series Points|
|5001st-10000th Place||10 Series Points|
|10001st-25000th Place||5 Series Points|
|25001st-50000th Place||3 Series Points|
|50001st-100000th Place||1 Series Points|
Season Finals Group Stage Format
Teams can move onto the Season Finals Group Stages by placing well within the Series Points leaders. Top teams from each week as well as teams with high cumulative Series point can win entry.
The Group Stage ‘heats’ feature a different ruleset. Teams will have 3 hour window again, but scheduled matches start once every 30 minutes. Players can only play maximum of SIX matches.
NAE, NAW, EU, and BR
- Week 1: Top 8 teams in each region
- Week 2: Top 8 teams in each region
- Week 3: Top 8 teams in each region
- Week 4: Top 8 teams in each region
- Week 5: Top 8 teams in each region
- Cumulative Series Points: Top 92 teams in each region, not already qualified.
TOTAL: 132 teams
Asia, OCE, and ME
- Week 1: Top 4 teams in each region
- Week 2: Top 4 teams in each region
- Week 3: Top 4 teams in each region
- Week 4: Top 4 teams in each region
- Week 5: Top 4 teams in each region
- Cumulative Series Points: Top 46 teams in each region, not already qualified.
TOTAL: 66 teams
Champion Series Grand Finals
In order to qualify for the Grand Finals (which have the same gameplay format as the Group Stages), teams will have to place well within a heat. No cumulative points here!
Europe, NAE, NAW, and BR
- Heat 1: 8 teams in each region
- Heat 2: 8 teams in each region
- Heat 3: 8 teams in each region
- Heat 4: 8 teams in each region
TOTAL: 32 teams in each region
Asia, OCE, and Middle East
- Heat 1: 16 teams in each region
- Heat 2: 16 teams in each region
TOTAL: 32 teams in each region
Fortnite Champion Series Prizing
Epic Games also fully detailed the prizing of the overall competition. Each region has its own prize pool and differing amounts given to each winner. 132nd place in the lowest place to receive prize money.
Epic Game ends the blog post with a long text of legal assurances and descriptions to help players with payment in case they win. You can view the entirety of the text on the official Fortnite website: Champion Series Season X Official Rules.
The system looks legitimately interesting and we’re exciting to see how well the Champion Series will play out. While we are concerned due to the BRUTE and other ever-changing features, Epic Games seems to have a want to push Fortnite esports into the next stage.
Fortnite v15.40 leaked skins and cosmetics revealed
Epic Games have revealed the new Fortnite v15.40 update and leakers have already found a bunch of new skins.
Epic Games has dropped patch v15.40 in Fortnite and with it comes a boat load of leaked skins as well as cosmetics.
The latest update brought back one of the game’s older weapons, which had been vaulted for some time, and that’s the Flint Knock pistol.
As the pirate theme died long ago in Chapter 2, the weapon hasn’t been around for much of Chapter 2 – but now it’s back in the loot pool.
As usual, following an update, leakers have been hard at work looking around for any potential teasers for upcoming content. To that point, leaked skins and cosmetics have emerged.
Fortnite v15.40 leaked skins
Before we dive into the individual skins and how they’re going to look in Fortnite, it’s worth noting VastBlast discovered four new bundles are included.
These can be seen below – coming with individual pickaxes, back blings, and more.
On top of that, ShiinaBR revealed how some of the new skins shape up in-game.
Last but not least is the SypherPK Locker Bundle, found by iFireMonkey.
Fortnite v15.40 leaked cosmetics
Here’s the list of new cosmetics leaked, courtesy of HYPEX – one of the game’s most accurate leakers.
As you can see, a number of weapon wraps and other cosmetics are in the works.
Now, it’s only a matter of time before they’re added to the battle royale experience. Which one do you have eyes for? Let us know by tweeting us @FortniteINTEL on Twitter.
Fortnite v15.40 early patch notes: Flint Knock returns, LTMs & more
The “most amazing” Fortnite patch ever has been revealed, and here’s everything that’s included.
Epic Games has confirmed a few key details on Fortnite’s v15.40 update. From all the new content to an exact release time, here’s everything there is to know.
Another week brings us another Fortnite update. Fresh content is always right around the corner in Epic’s battle royale and this latest batch has fans eager to jump back in.
Not only are popular limited time modes back in full force, but a fan favorite weapon is also being unvaulted. Moreover, the game should be smoother than ever thanks to the latest wave of bug fixes.
The February 16 update is finally here but before we get there, here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 15.40 patch.
Fortnite v15.40 patch downtime
No different from previous weeks, Epic Games has confirmed the exact timing for the next update. Fortnite’s v15.40 patch will be deployed on Tuesday, February 16. Downtime is scheduled to begin at roughly 4AM ET | 10 AM BST | 9 AM UTC.
While the new update brings new content, it will also remove various “unreleased assets are props,” Epic added. This means downtime could be a little longer than usual as the developers overhaul bigger chunks of the game.
However, as a result of these changes, the overall file size of Fortnite should be reduced moving forward.
Fortnite v15.40 patch notes
Epic had teased the return of a popular item. “Blast back with an unvaulted favorite,” they shared in a February 15 tweet.
‘Blast’ points towards something explosive on the way. From the Quad Launcher to Dynamite, there are plenty of explosive options that have been vaulted away for a number of months.
On February 16, once the dust settled on the update, it was revealed that the Flint Knock Pistol was the one returning to battle.
Fortnite leakers have reported that two Hunter portals have been added to the game, potentially lining up two new crossovers for Season 5.
We’ve already seen The Mandalorian, God of War, Halo and others appear during the course of the current season – and ShiinaBR has revealed two more encrypted skins are on the way, too.
Limited Time Modes: Air Royale & Floor is Lava
With Fortnite’s 15.40 update, two LTMs are making a return. Both Air Royale and Floor is Lava will be back for everyone to enjoy.
The first was an extremely popular mode upon release in April 2019. Air Royale loads all players into X4 Stormwing’s until there’s just one survivor left.
Meanwhile, Floor is Lava is the polar opposite. Rather than soaring through the skies, players begin on the ground and have to climb their way up to avoid deadly lava.
Fortnite v15.40 bug fixes
Outside of the new content, Fortnite’s latest patch comes with a number of bug fixes as well. The 15.40 update is expected to fix issues across not only the battle royale, but Save The World and Creative modes too.
Below is a full list of every fix that is expected to go live with the latest Fortnite patch.
- Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
- Purple XP Coins disappearing when driven through (without granting XP).
- Matchmaking doesn’t start if unreadied player leaves early.
- Phone Booths do not respect island settings when players change Outfits.
Save the World
- Mythic Lead Survivor portraits appear only as silhouettes.
- Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
That’s everything there is to know about Fortnite’s 15.40 update for the time being. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as further information becomes available.
Image Credit: Epic Games
Fortnite v15.30 update patch notes: New weapons, Mando’s Bounty LTM & more
Fortnite v15.30 update is live, bringing new weapons and a Mando’s Bounty LTM. So, here are some patch notes for the update.
Epic Games have rolled out their v15.30 update for Fortnite, adding three new exotic weapons to the battle royale as well as a new LTM, and a whole host of new cosmetics.
One thing that has always set Fortnite apart from it’s battle royale rivals are the regular updates that Epic Games roll out. They’ve slowed a bit since the move to Fortnite Chapter 2, but the updates are still welcomed.
On February 2nd, the devs rolled out another decently sized update, adding further to the Hunter’s theme has encapsulated Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.
That includes three new weapons, a Mando’s Bounty LTM, as well as a decent number of bug fixes too. So, without any further ado, let’s get into the changes.
New weapons: Burst Quad Launcher, Frozen & Chug Cannon
Keeping with the growing number of exotic weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, Epic Games have added three new weapons – the Burst Quad Launcher, Frozen SMG & Chug Cannon.
Starting with the latter there, as the name suggests, the Chug Cannon works like the Bandage Bazooka where teammates can be healed by the weapon.
The Frozen and Burst Quad Launcher are heavy hitters though. The pair of them will deal some nice damage, 35 and 42 respectively, while the Frozen has an alright reload time of just a shade over two seconds.
Mando’s Bounty LTM
The Mandalorian has also recieved some love in this update. Sadly, the previously rumored cosmetics have not been released, but he has got his own limited-time mode.
“The best hunter in the galaxy wants to prove himself—against you. Challenge other players to see who can score credits the fastest,” the description reads. Take out bounty targets for extra credits and eliminate specially-marked hunters for high-tier loot.
“When the Mandalorian enters the match, he will hunt down the player with the most credits. You can get to the top but can you stay there?”
Fortnite v15.30 bug fixes
Finally, the bug fixes. These can be found on Epic’s Trello board before the update goes live, so we can always get a sense of whats being fixed.
This update has a decent amount of changes for each mode for battle royale, Save the World, and Creative – including the return OG Bear vehicles.
Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v15.30:
- Difficulty editing Banner with a controller.
- Long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation/Xbox.
- The Child Back Bling blocking vision when players aim down sights.
- Jumpshot Outfit missing its facial hair.
- Sound effect audio delay.
- Matchmaking doesn’t start if an unreadied player leaves early.
- Receiving damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
- OG Bear vehicle temporarily booted.
- Zero Point healing effect temporarily disabled.
- Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.
- Prop holograms become invisible in certain situations for Xbox Creators.
- “Devices” and “Prefabs” tabs swapped when viewing the Creative Inventory.
Save the World
- Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
- Eliminating Takers not counting towards the “Eliminate: They Came from the Mist” Ventures quest.
Mobile Top Issues
- Motion Axis setting stuck on “Roll” on Nintendo Switch.
- RT/LT Triggers on Xbox Elite controller on Android.
Image credits: Epic Games
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