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Official Fortnite Champion Series Season 10 Format, Schedule, & Prizing announced

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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

Official FCS art – via Epic Games

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

Will Epic Games truly keep the BRUTE in play?

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

Trios Only!

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 Place500 Series Points
2nd Place450 Series Points
3rd Place400 Series Points
4th Place375 Series Points
5th Place350 Series Points
6th Place 300 Series Points
7th Place275 Series Points
8th Place250 Series Points
9th Place225 Series Points
10th Place200 Series Points
11th-25th Place175 Series Points
26th-50th Place150 Series Points
51st-100th Place125 Series Points
101st-150th Place100 Series Points
151st-500th Place75 Series Points
501st-1000th Place50 Series Points
1001st-2000th Place40 Series Points
2001st-3000th Place30 Series Points
3001st-5000th Place20 Series Points
5001st-10000th Place10 Series Points
10001st-25000th Place5 Series Points
25001st-50000th Place3 Series Points
50001st-100000th Place1 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.

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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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Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite

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Prop Hunt has long been part of collective gaming culture. The mode has finally arrived in Fortnite and it looks to be a whole lot of fun!

Due to some mishaps on the part of Epic, Fortnite has been suffering some negative strides. In order to switch things back around, the devs need a successive streak of victories.

Prop Hunt has been a much asked for ‘just for fun’ mode and Epic is now delivering. This, along with great v9.30 changes, could really bring back a lot of excitement for Fortnite!

Prop Hunt playable now in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Creative mode is a stirring pot of creative genius and remarkable talents. For the lucky few chosen by Epic, the creations made in Creative become legendary adventures played by millions.

Prop Hunt has been brought to life by a team of talented Creative creators. The team at StrayKite managed to create a replica of the classic experience that plays like a dream.

Prop Hunt now in Fortnite! – via Epic Games

The mode is available to play now in Creative & Playground lobbies.

The basic rules of Prop Hunt are as follows:

  • Props are given a set amount of time to hide before Seekers try to find them
  • Each Prop can switch between differing objects a certain amount of times
  • Seekers try to find all the Props before the time limit is reached. If they manage to do so, the Seekers win.
  • If all Props are not found, the Props win.

Epic Games has not given any end-date for the Prop Hunt island feature, but the prop hunt mode can always be played from here on out. This can be done by using the Island Code provided by Epic (6069-9263-9110).

Using the Creative mode’s configuration settings, you can also create custom Prop Hunt game types. This includes longer Seeker time limits, stricter win conditions, banned props, and more. More options will be added for the mode in the future.

Best Prop Hunt island codes 2021

Island NameIsland CodeCreator
Prop Hunt: Modern Mall1679-1165-5282Regirom
Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe8851-5874-9250Regirom
Lazer Tag Prop Hunt4313-9914-2759Puzzler
Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition9565-6442-7019Shride
Mall Prop Hunt!7666-6510-5877Gamerzhits
Prop Hunt Infinite7263-1478-7522Puzzler
Prop Hunt: The Simpsons3913-1259-2687Marablind
Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt1534-1221-2242SHAVERMAN46
Stranger Things Prop Hunt7011-8363-9120Mr_glaisternator
The Office Prop Hunt3006-8634-9197Mr_glaisternator
Prop Hunt With Abilities9249-3264-0093TeamUnite
Prophunt: Esports Villa5097-8380-0119H4llover4ter
Silhouette Prop Hunt5176-4146-5073ChannelFN
Swimming Pool Prop Hunt3487-1374-0131Fortniteart
Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt6180-5637-0525Shinohara

Happy hunting!

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Fortnite Battle Lab mode removed in latest update (Updated May 4)

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has disappeared from the mode select screen and Epic Games has made no comment on where the mode went.

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Fortnite Battle Labs Mode Art

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has been disabled in the v16.30 patch, and fans aren’t happy with its removal.

UPDATE: The Battle Labs mode has been turned back on as of May 4th, 2021.

Battle Lab was added in December of 2019 close to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2. This core game mode replaced the Playground mode which allowed players to explore The Island alone or with friends.

While Playground was mostly a vanilla battle royale experience, Battle Lab allowed players to set their own rules and change loot pools. Video editors would use Battle Lab to produce high-quality content, and it also allowed younger players to enjoy the game without allowing them to play with strangers.

Fortnite Mode Select Screen

However, Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has seemingly disappeared in the latest update without any word from Fortnite or Epic Games. This has led to an outcry from fans on Twitter who are asking for the game mode to be reinstated.

Downtime for the Fortnite v16.30 started at 4 a.m. EST on April 27, and shortly after the servers came back online players started to notice Battle Lab was missing. The Fortnite Status Twitter made various posts noting the changes made in the update, but Battle Lab wasn’t mentioned a single time.

Over the past 24 hours, Fortnite Status has also acknowledged various bug fixes and server issues. While it remains unknown whether Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode was removed by accident, the lack of acknowledgment makes it seem as if it were removed intentionally.

The removal of Battle Lab won’t affect the majority of Fortnite’s player base, it will have an impact on content creators. As stated by Frenzy2nd on Twitter, it would be ideal for Fortnite to let players know what its plans are for the future of Battle Lab.

In the meantime, there are still plenty of modes available for players to enjoy. These include the new Free For All Arena mode, One Shot duos, and an assortment of featured Creative modes. Stay tuned for the latest information regarding Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode.

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