Fortnite v6.10 patch introduced in-game tournaments - here’s how they work

Ruben Fields
October 16, 2018

There will be two solo tournaments, two duo tournaments, and one squad tournament.

Tournaments are timed events, available only at certain dates and times.

The first tournament will be played in a solo playlist.

Fortnite still doesn't have a full-fledged competitive esports mode, and probably won't for a while, but Epic Games have just announced In-Game Tournaments will be part of their next update.

What platform will the competitions be played on?

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The first "Fortnite" in-game tournament, which is open to players of all ages and skill levels, is set to begin October 16. This will be the first time Fortnite players get in-game tournaments for multiple playlists.

In-game tournaments will be cross-platform, so you'll need to opt into crossplay to participate.

Each tournament session begins with a completely clean slate, so all players will begin with the same score and compete over a number of hours to earn points in a variety of ways. By playing well, competitors will be matched with others close to their ability level. Each tournament will have a target score and players who reach the target will earn an in-game pin to mark the achievement. Fortnite players from all platforms will compete against one another, regardless of the input method used. This tournament, as well as every other, will be open to everyone and players will be able to access them through the special tab in the game menu. Controller players will be up against mouse and keyboard, and mobile players will be in the mix as well. Addressing the perceived skill gap between controller, mouse and touch screen players, Epic cited pro players like NickMercs, Ayden, KamoLRF, and AmarCoD as proof "that controller players can be successful while competing against some of the best PC players in the world".

Epic says that grouping everyone into a single competition group will increase visibility for the best players and help increase prize pools.

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