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

17 October 2018

A new "Events" tab has been added, explains v6.10's patch notes, along with several in-game tournaments.

As reported by Andy yesterday evening, in-game tournaments are open to everyone, and pit competitors on all platforms-and all types of control setups-against one another other "as equals".

Ever since it was announced that a gifting system that would allow players to purchase cosmetic items for other people would be making its way into Fortnite Battle Royale many members of the community have been anxiously awaiting to hear more information regarding how the gifting system works and when it would be added into the battle royale title.

Tournament competition takes place over the course over several days with different formats.

Players are matched against opponents with similar scores during the session.

"Tournaments will feature a target score to strive towards - reaching this score will award you with a shiny pin celebrating your accomplishment".

Speaking of, these tournaments will match players across all platforms, regardless of input device.

While we'll have to wait until its available to see the kind of destruction the Quadcrasher can cause, we're betting that it's going to be very useful for ploughing through any structures that other players build.

Via Epic Games, here are the schedules or the in-game tournaments. The reason for Epic's decision to allow everyone to play together is that the developer saw top controller players in public tournaments such as Fall Skirmish perform just as well as mouse and keyboard players, and were even able to compete with them. God help the touch players. The first in-game tournament will be a event for solo players running from October 16 to October 21, and the second will be a "duos" tournament for partners playing between October 23rd and October 25th. Ideally, this should eliminate any "pub stomping", where high skill players make quick work of lesser opponents.

The next Fortnite update is live now, so just whack on the short download to start ramming through enemy bases with the Quadcrasher. Epic plans to invest $100 million in prize money for the 2018-19 competitive season, which will include the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.

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