It seems that our previous leak has come true, with Fortnite officially announcing the release of a brand new mode for Fortnite – the Tournaments feature.

There will be a new “Events” section to the game, which you will find the available tournaments.

“In-Game Tournaments are open to everyone and provide an opportunity for every player to compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory. Note that all players must opt-in for crossplay to participate in competitive events.”

Here is a huge announcement, the fact that everyone will be pitted against one another regardless of input device:

“During tournaments, players from all platforms will compete against one another as equals, regardless of if they are on a Mouse, Controller, or Touch input device.  Every player will participate in the same competitions from start to finish, with equal opportunity to rise above the competition.”

Here are the upcoming competitions:

  • Alpha Tournament (Solo)
    • Dates: October 16 – October 21
    • Description: Participate in the first in-game tournament, spanning across several days of daily competition!
  • Beta Tournament (Duo)
    • Dates: October 23 – October 25
    • Description: Grab a friend and take on the world – until you are the last two left.
  • Friday Night Fortnite (Squad)
    • Dates: October 19 – November 30
    • Description: Join your friends every Friday and kick off your weekend with some exciting Squad action.
  • Salty Springs Cup (Solo)
    • Dates: October 27 – October 31
    • Description: One week and three attempts to prove you’re the saltiest that Salty Springs has to offer.
  • Tomato Temple Cup (Duo)
    • Dates: October 28 – November 1
    • Description: Become legends of the Tomato Temple Cup.

We recently talked about a shiny pin, and what it might be. Fortnite haven’t exactly mentioned what it’ll actually be, but instead what it will do.

“Tournaments will feature a target score to strive towards – reaching this score will award you with a shiny pin celebrating your accomplishment. In the future, earning a pin may advance you to the next round of a tournament or qualify you to win prizes.”

Here was our previous leak in which we detailed almost all of this announcement.

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