First ‘Fortnite’ In-Game Tournament Set To Begin This Week

Fortnite In-Game Tournaments Announced, All Platforms and Control Types to Compete Freely

Description: Participate in the first in-game tournament, spanning across several days of daily competition!

"Fortnite" is now in the middle of the Fall Skirmish, a competition among 500 top players, with a $1.1 million prize pool. It's a quad bike that can be charged up in order to either speed up and grab some air, or much more interestingly to charge through player-made structures, destroying them.

"If you're playing well within the session you'll find yourself matched with stronger opponents". Players have been demanding one for a while, but Epic Games hasn't responded to any requests.

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There will be a target score to reach during each tournament, and reaching said score will net participants a special pin to celebrate their accomplishments. The features appears to be limited to just purchases going forward, but it would be nice to pass off unwanted and unused items to players who aren't insane people and buy new items regularly, like most of us.

As this is cross-play, that does mean the old conundrum of "Controller vs Mouse/Keyboard vs Touchscreen" has reared its head.

"[Competitors] have shown that controller players can be successful while competing against some of the best PC players in the world". This tab will host a variety of online competitions which are open to everyone. They will continue to monitor competitive results and are already considering limiting some esports competitions to specific platforms or control devices in the future.

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Tomorrow's Fortnite update, v6.10, is bringing in-game tournaments, Epic announced in a recent blog post. The teams will split $4 million in prize money and players can earn points during skirmish events to improve their team's share.

And finally, the end goal of the tournament is to earn a shiny pin. The second competition will be an invitational event for 50 Fortnite content creators and 50 random TwitchCon attendees with another $350,000 in prize money. The sixth season of Epic Games' world-consuming battle royale game has started with a bang, but, as ever, there's a new Fortnite update on the way that's set to change things all over again.

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