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

Judy Cobb
October 18, 2018

This isn't the first time Epic Games has taken Fortnite players to court over cheating accusations; the developer notably sued two individuals past year over using and distributing cheats for the game, though it was later discovered that one defendant was a minor.

The feature further establishes Epic Games' commitment to Fortnite as a sustainable esport.

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

"Battle Royale" is adding tournaments to its roster of in-game events.

Each tournament has a series of scheduled dates and times during which the competition will be run. All players will begin with the same score and then compete to earn as many points as possible by eliminating opponents or achievement high placements.

Launch players into the air by smashing into them.

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All Tournaments will have a target score and reaching this will award Fortnite players with a shiny pin.

For the competitive among us, today's Fortnite patch brought with it more than the Quadcrasher vehicle. In-Game Tournaments will also let keyboard and mouse, controller, and touch players compete against each other.

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. In the statement announcing in-game tournaments, Epic Games said that players will be on an even playing field regardless of what device or control scheme they prefer.

Description: Join your friends every Friday and kick off your weekend with some exciting Squad action. Epic says that it eventually wants to implement prizes into tournaments, so it might not be a bad idea to find a regular squad and get to practicing.

In-game tournaments are coming to Fortnite in the 6.1 update-both of which are now live.

Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play online multiplayer shooter that is available to download now on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Smartphones.

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