Fortnite now officially has in-game tournaments starting today. The official announcement by Epic Games was made yesterday, and anyone who plays ForFortnitetnite knows that there are always news updates about esports tournaments.
But now, new in-game tourneys allow anyone to join in Fortnite official matches. This news was leaked a few days ago, but the confirmed announcement was made yesterday afternoon by Epic.
The addition was released with today’s version 6.10 update. Each tourney will have players that start out on the same tier, and competitors scoring points through their final placement during matches or by getting kills. Matchmaking will pair players based on skill- sort of like MMR- but it’s not.
Here’s the official announcement by Epic:
On release, the following tournaments will be scheduled in NA*, EU, BR, ASIA, and OCE regions. Scheduled times will vary by region – check the tournament inside the client for details.
- 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.
*Note: NAE and NAW are combined together into the same tournament, but players will still connect to their nearest server except in low population circumstances primarily when a player has a high score.
The new update also added a rocket launcher and a new trap called the Chiller. There’s also the Discom Domination limited time game mode, so check that out for some laughs.
We are excited to announce the new In-Game Tournaments system, launching this week!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 15, 2018
The game will also be competitive across platforms, so it doesn’t matter what your platform of choice is, you can play competitively against any other (or same) platform. Game balance was a concern since obviously some peripherals are known to give the benefit during matches, however, Epic issues that based on their observations and research, the controller and keyboard are on-par.
Regardless, you can now play with others in tournaments across all platforms. Fortnite is settings the standard for cross-platform play.