Fortnite single player tournament: everything you need to know
- Fortnite’s very first single player tournament set to start worldwide very soon
- The upcoming tournament will feature a brand new player matchmaking system
- A new special price will be available for players who reach a certain point level
Fortnite players will soon be able to test their mettle in the hit game’s first single player tournament, which is sure to deliver much of the intense and limitless gameplay the video game is known for.
Known as the Alpha Tournament, the upcoming Fortnite single player tournament will feature a new matchmaking system and will be broadly similar to the Solo Showdown ranked game mode implemented in May.
Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s first single-player tournament, including start and end dates, rules, matchmaking system, pricing, and information about the video game itself.
Fortnite players will be able to compete in the first single player video game tournament very soon
Fortnite solo tournament start and end times
The tournament is scheduled to run from 7:00 p.m. EST to 10:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, October 16 (5:00 p.m. BST to 8:00 p.m. BST for UK tournament times) and will finally end on Sunday, October 21.
Fortnite Solo Tournament Rules
Scoring will work the same as what Epic Games uses for pro-level play, combining victory and elimination-based scoring to determine the final match ranking.
Fortnite Single Player Tournament Matchmaking
For its first single player tournament, a new skill-based system will be implemented for Fortnite.
By avoiding the old matchmaking system that allowed players to compare which platform they are using, the new system will see players matched based on their performance in the tournament.
The new system is ultimately designed to make matches fairer and give less qualified players a better chance of winning.
Fortnite Solo Tournament Prize
To reach 20 points, the reward will be a “shiny pin”, possibly a new category of items or a banner.
At this time, the exact details of the reward, including whether it will display on players’ in-game avatar, have not been revealed by Epic Games.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is a Free-to-Play Action-shooter video game developed and published by Epic Games.
Boasting a player base of 125 million people worldwide, the game first launched in September 2017 and its popular Battle Royale mode was added shortly thereafter in September 2017.
Fortnite Battle Royale sees 100 players go head-to-head in intense, fast-paced matches that mix shooter play with material scavenging and the ability to build fortifications on the map.
The hit video game is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android.