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How to compete in the $40 million Fortnite World Cup – Schedule, rules, and more

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Epic Games has just released all-new info regarding the Fortnite World Cup with daily chances to play for all players. Features include scrims, weekly prize tournaments, and more.

A while back, Epic revealed their massive $40 million dollar prize pool for Fortnite’s World Cup. Now, they’ve began reveal more for aspirants on how everyone can participate in the upcoming event.

So, let’s into the juicy details.

When does the Fortnite World Cup begin?

Official Logo for the Fortnite World Cup – via Epic Games

According to the latest information from Epic, the official competition will begin on April 13th with the first Solo Competition.

Epic will be releasing a new ‘Arena Mode’ with the release of the upcoming v8.20 patch. This will serve as an ‘always on’ competitive experience. Here’s Epic’s words on the game mode:

“This is your chance to qualify for the weekend Online Opens. Players can compete on their own schedule to try and progress to the Champion League in the brand new Arena game mode releasing in v8.20. If you can climb to the top, you’ll unlock access to the Fortnite World Cup Online Open tournaments.”

So, in order to qualify for the upcoming events, you will need to hop into the ranked game mode and begin the grind. This is a first for Fortnite as players have been wanting a ranked game mode to help separate competitive and casual players.

Full Fortnite World Cup Event Schedule

The event on April 13th-14th will be the first of many, Epic Games has revealed the full line up of events leading to the World Cup in NYC. Times for each region are list below the event weeks.

Event Weekly Schedule:

  • Week 1 – April 13th – 14th – Solos
  • Week 2 – April 20th – 21st – Duos
  • Week 3 – April 27th – 28th – Solos
  • Week 4 – May 4th – 5th – Duos
  • Week 5 – May 11th – 12th – Solos
  • Week 6 – May 18th – 19th – Duos
  • Week 7 – May 25th – 26th – Solos
  • Week 8 – June 1st – 2nd – Duos
  • Week 9 – June 8th – 9th – Solos
  • Week 10 – June 15th – 16th – Duos

Weekly Event Times per Region:

Each Semi-Final and Final take places at the same time on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

  • Europe – 4 to 7 PM GMT
  • NA West – 4 to 7 PM PST
  • NA East – 4 to 7 PM EST
  • Brazil – 4 to 7 PM BRT
  • OCE – 4 to 7 PM AET
  • Asia – 4 to 7 PM JST

Full Fortnite World Cup Weekly Event Formats

via Epic Games

The World Cup events begin April 13th, but we’ll be seeing comeption for a long time to come. Here’s how it’ll all work:

Online Semi-Finals will take place on Saturdays and the $1,000,000 Finals will take place on Sundays.

Players can enter the Semi-Finals only by playing and succeeding in the aforementioned ‘Arena Mode.’

Semi-Final Format (Saturdays):

“Every Saturday, players who have unlocked the Online Open will have a designated three hour window of time (according to server region) to play in up to ten matches and score points.”

“At the conclusion of the three hour window, the top 3,000 players in each server region will advance to the Online Open Finals that Sunday (the following day).”

  • 3 Hour Session. See ‘Schedule’ for specific times in each server region.
  • 10 Match Limit.
  • Scoring based on placement and eliminations.
  • Top 3,000 players will advance to the Online Open Finals on Sunday.
  • Players may only participate in one Online Open server region.

$1,000,000 Finals Format (Sundays):

“The top 3,000 players’ scores will reset for the start of the Online Open Finals. Players will then face off during a designated three hour window of time to play up to ten matches and score points.

After the three hour window closes, winners will be verified and the top performing players will be notified of cash prizes earned from a $1,000,000 prize pool. Note that winning players will be required to provide additional information in order to process payments.

The highest ranked players from each week will be invited to the Fortnite World Cup Finals to be held in New York City, July 26-28!”

So, gone are the grindfests of the Gauntlet Events and in are the new 3-hour windows. This squeezes the competition into a compact and view-able experience for all.

  • Points scored during Online Open Semi-Finals on Saturday do not transfer to Online Open Finals on Sunday.
  • 3 Hour Session. See ‘Schedule’ for specific times in each server region.
  • 10 Match Limit.
  • The top ranked players globally will receive cash prizes from a $1,000,000 prize pool. Prize payout tiers to be confirmed. Winning players will be required to provide additional information to process payments.
  • The highest ranked players in each server region will advance to the Fortnite World Cup Finals as outlined below.

Scoring Formats for Solos & Duos:

During the weekend Online Opens, players will earn points based on the scoring system listed below.

Solos

  • Victory Royale: 10 Points
  • 2nd – 5th: 7 Points
  • 6th – 15th: 5 Points
  • 16th – 25th: 3 Points
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Duos

  • Victory Royale: 10 Points
  • 2nd – 3rd: 7 Points
  • 4th – 7th: 5 Points
  • 8th – 12th: 3 Points
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Fortnite World Cup Finals Advancement

“Players will qualify weekly to the Fortnite World Cup Finals based on performance within their server region according to the chart below.”

Fortnite World Cup Regional Advancement Charts

Rules & Requirements

Duos Partner Rules:

“To qualify in Duos competitions for cash prizes and the Fortnite World Cup Finals, players can only pair with one Duos partner during each weekend of Online Open tournaments. However, players can switch Duos partners from week to week. Duos partners that qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Finals cannot be switched for substitute players.”

2FA is Mandatory during World Cup events:

“Players who compete in the Finals will be required to enable 2FA and link their account to an Epic ID. This adds an additional layer of match security.  To enable 2FA visit epicgames.com/2FA, log in to your Epic Account and follow the onscreen instructions.”

Rules:

“All competitors will also be required to acknowledge and accept the official rules in-game before participating in the Online Opens. These rules ensure the integrity of competitive play in Fortnite and that the Fortnite World Cup is fun, fair, and free from toxic behavior. The complete Online Open official rules can be found here.”

You can view all relevant information about the tournaments on Epic Game’s own announcement page and the official Fortnite World Cup webpage.

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.

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The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.


GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.

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Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.


As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

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Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.

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Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

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Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

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It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

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With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

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