Tournaments were added to Fortnite this week adding a new competitive option to the game for all players.
The events will be held regularly and they will open to all players across all devices.
Epic Games has held various tournaments already this year including their Fall Skirmish and Summer Skirmish events, but their in-game tournament mode will now make it possible for more players to get involved.
In May this year Epic Games announced that it would provide $100m for Fortnite eSports tournament prize pools during the first year of competitive play.
What is a pin in Fortnite?
Pins are awarded to players who reach a certain points target that is set for each tournament.
It can be used to show your success in various events and you can gradually build up a collection if you perform well.
Epic Games has revealed that in the future pins could help you advance to the next round of a tournament or help you qualify to win prizes.
There will be some events that occur across multiple rounds which will require players to have earned a pin to qualify to compete in the next round.
What are Fortnite tournaments?
The tournament option can be found in the new Events tab that can be found in the game.
The tournaments will include solo, duo and squad competitions and let players complete alongside their friends.
Each of them will include a start date and an end date for when players can enter.
The tournaments will be open to players on all devices and players who decide to compete will have to opt in for cross-play in order to play.
Players will be able to perform well in each match by securing eliminations as well as progressing through the game with top 5 and top 3 finishes or getting a Victory Royale.
Each new session has players starting on an equal footing and they are matched against opponents with similar scores as the session progresses.
Epic Games has said that the tournament mode will continue to develop over the next few months and it will soon include events that take place over multiple rounds.
The in-game tournament system will also host the Fortnite World Cup next year.
Upcoming Fortnite tournaments
Alpha Tournament (Solo)
October 16 – October 21
Participate in the first in-game tournament, spanning across several days of daily competition!
Beta Tournament (Duo)
October 23 – October 25
Grab a friend and take on the world – until you are the last two left.
Friday Night Fortnite (Squad)
October 19 – November 30
Join your friends every Friday and kick off your weekend with some exciting Squad action.
Salty Springs Cup (Solo)
October 27 – October 31
One week and three attempts to prove youre the saltiest that Salty Springs has to offer.
Tomato Temple Cup (Duo)
October 28 – November 1
Become legends of the Tomato Temple Cup.