Fortnite fans around the world, it’s time to get super excited because with the rise of the v6.10 of the game, something interesting is on the horizon, and it’s called In-Game Tournaments.
This new mode will be available via the Events section of the game, and guess what? These tournaments are open to everyone who plays the game, no matter the platform. With this mode, every player around the world can compete alongside the professionals such as Ninja for glory and cool prizes.
For those who want to take part in crossplay while taking part in competitive tournaments, Epic says it’s important to option-in as soon as possible.
OK, so what are In-Game Tournaments all about?
According to the developer, each tournament has a time on when it will begin, and how long it will run for. Interestingly enough, each event is a clean slate, which means, whatever you’ve gathered from other tournaments or game modes, they won’t be brought over.
It’s all about competing for several hours in a bid to earn the highest point. If you want to take the top spot, you are required to eliminate the most opponents or achieve high placements on a regular basis.
When it comes down to matchmaking, Epic says players will be paired with those with similar points or standing. However, if you’re not succeeding, then the system should pair you with others who are having problems as well.
Each tournament will have a target score every player must strive to achieve. Reach that score and you’ll gain a pin celebrating what you’ve achieved throughout a tournament. Additionally, earning a pin in the future could allow players to qualify for another tournament.
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.
What about the different input formats?
Due to crossplay, you’ll find that PC gamers with mouse and keyboard are playing alongside console gamers with their controllers, and then there are the smartphone and tablet games with their touchscreens.
This doesn’t seem to be an initial problem for Epic since competitors such as NickMercs, Ayden, KamoLRF, and AmarCoD, have all proven that players with a controller can compete with their mouse and keyboard counterparts.
Still, one has to wonder how will touchscreen players keep up in a tournament? From our point of view, before the end of the In-Game Tournaments season, Epic will choose to not allow touchscreen games to play.
For now, that’s just an assumption, so things could turn out differently.
Dates and description for upcoming tournaments:
- Alpha Tournament (Solo)
o Dates: October 16 – October 21
o Description: Participate in the first in-game tournament, spanning across several days of daily competition!
- Beta Tournament (Duo)
o Dates: October 23 – October 25
o Description: Grab a friend and take on the world – until you are the last two left.
- Friday Night Fortnite (Squad)
o Dates: October 19 – November 30
o Description: Join your friends every Friday and kick off your weekend with some exciting Squad action.
- Salty Springs Cup (Solo)
o Dates: October 27 – October 31
o Description: One week and three attempts to prove you’re the saltiest that Salty Springs has to offer.
- Tomato Temple Cup (Duo)
o Dates: October 28 – November 1
o Description: Become legends of the Tomato Temple Cup.