"Fortnite: Battle Royale" adds a new tournament mode to the in-game event menu, giving players on all platforms the opportunity to compete in a competitive format. According to the developer Epic Games, the tournaments will be open to all players and will eventually be used to award prizes to the best players and help them qualify for future Fortnite sports events.
The tournament competition takes place over several days in different formats. Players receive points depending on how long they survive and how many players they eliminate in each Battle Royale. Teams or individual high score players are placed in matches with other high level players for a bigger challenge, while those who fight are placed next to beginners. Each tournament has a target score and players who reach the goal receive a pin in the game to mark the success.
Tournaments will play players from all platforms against each other, from PC to console to mobile devices, whether they use a regular controller, mouse / keyboard or touch screen controls. In the statement announcing game tournaments, Epic Games said players will be on a balanced playing field, regardless of which device or control system they prefer.
"We have watched the performance of controller players in our Skirmish, PAX West and Fall Skirmish tournaments as we play against the highest levels of competition against mouse and keyboard players," the statement said. "Competitors like NickMercs, Ayden, KamoLRF and AmarCoD have shown that controller players can be successful when competing against some of the best PC players in the world."
Epic says grouping everyone into a single contest group increases the visibility of the best players and increases the prize pools. They will continue to monitor competitive results and are already considering restricting some of the Esports contests to specific platforms or ECUs in the future. The first in-game tournament will be a single player event from October 1
"Fortnite" is also in the middle of his fall skirmish event , a series of weekly competitions with $ 10 million in prize money on the line. Epic invited 500 "Fortnite" players to attend the event, and split them into five different teams for the six-week battleseason. The teams share $ 4 million in prize money and players can earn points at skirmish events to improve their team's share. The remainder of the $ 6 million prize pool will be awarded weekly to winners of specific events.
The Skirmish case will end with a pair of personal tournaments at TwitchCon 2018 taking place in late October. The first will be an open-duo competition with a prize pool of more than $ 1.1 million, split among the top 50 teams; The winning team receives $ 400,000. The second contest will be an invitational event for 50 Fortnite content creators and 50 random TwitchCon attendees with another $ 350,000 prize money.
On the official Fortnite Twitch Channel, you can watch the Fall Skirmish events every week. Nearly 80 million people played Fortnite in August, and new content was recently released for Season 6 of the game. Epic plans to invest $ 100 million in prize money for the 2018-19 competition season, which will include the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.