Week one of the $10 million Fortnite Fall Skirmish tournament series is here!
For the first week of Fall Skirmish on Friday, September 21, Epic Games chose to use the ‘Hold the Throne’ format, meaning that the duos team with the most points at the end of six matches will come out victorious.
The EU region’s competition will start at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM BST and the NA tournament will start later in the day at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 8 PM BST.
A full rundown of week one can be viewed below, including the official Fortnite stream, rules, results, and more!
HOLD THE THRONE DUOS & SQUAD GOALS
The Duo team with the most points at the end of 6 matches wins. Victory Royales and Eliminations will be scored to determine placement at the end of the event. The top 20 teams at the end of the competition will be awarded.
Hold The Throne (Most Eliminations in a Single Match):+2 Point and $50,000
Prize Pool Breakdown – Week One
Fall Skirmish will be paying out $10 million across a six-week span, which will include a collection of high-intensity tournaments with some of the best players in the world.
Epic Games invited over 500 personalities and content creators to participate in Fall Skirmish. All participants are split into five different ‘Clubs‘ that they will represent over the course of Fall Skirmish.
As the hype builds up to the start of Season 6 of Fortnite, some fans have been asking about the teasers for Season 6.
Epic Games is known for teasing the start of each season prior to the official launch date, which was confirmed to be Sept. 27 earlier today.
In the past, Epic Games has shared teaser images across social channels and via the in game news feed to hype up the start of the Season. For Season 5, Epic shared new images via social channels daily leading up to the start.
In a new Reddit post, Epic has stated that teasers for Season 6 will be coming next week, and that fans can ‘enjoy the weekend’ if you were waiting for teasers to drop this weekend.
Season 6 teasers on the way for next week. Enjoy the weekend!
Fortnite fans have been asking for fully-customizable Custom Games since the launch of Battle Royale. While Playground Mode is the beginnings of what Epic hopes to expand into a complete sandbox mode, there is currently lots to be desired.
Redditor /u/Park0 has taken it upon himself to create a concept for what a Custom Match Server Browser, Settings, and Lobby could look like in-game. It’s important to keep in mind that this is simply a concept.
This mock-up features a Server Browser for Custom Match lobbies, similar to Overwatch, you can find the name, friends present, ping, and mode of the lobby. Also featured in a match settings menu which allows the player to customize specific aspects of the game such as mushrooms, weapons, and more.
What feature would you like to see most in Epic’s next big update to Playground / Custom Games? Let us know!
The $10 million Fortnite: Battle Royale Fall Skirmish will feature a completely new format compared to Summer Skirmish.
A total of five new ‘clubs’ have been introduced by Epic Games and will be an integral aspect of the Fall Skirmish season
Fall Skirmish Clubs
DUSTY DOGSRIFT RAIDERS
Epic Games has assigned 500 different content creators and personalities with their own, distinct club, with each player set to represent their group for the entire six-week Fall Skirmish season.
At the time of writing, a full roster has not been revealed by Epic Games regarding personalities and their respective clubs, however, some invitees have already confirmed their teams.
Each week of Fall Skirmish will be broken up into two events: Trials and Competitive. While everyone in a club can compete in Trials, only a select few will be given the chance to test their skill in the competitive tournament.
Points will be totaled throughout Fall Skirmish for each club, which will then be used to determine the standings at the end of the season.
If you want the opportunity to potentially be added to one of the five clubs, you can submit a short clip on social media illustrating your ‘dedication to a club.’
Entries must include one of the following hashtags:
A staggering amount of people played Fortnite: Battle Royale across the month of August.
According to Epic Games, the month of August saw 78.3 million players on the game across all platforms.
This makes August Fortnite’s ‘biggest month yet,’ which shows that the game continues to grow as time goes on.
The player count was vital for the developer to make changes to infrastructure and systems, along with exposing ‘weak points’ that need improving.
August saw a collection of new content and updates implemented by Epic Games across Season 5. ‘The Cube’ event, along with the hype for what will happen during Season 6, may have both been major factors in driving the huge player count.
You can view the full statement from Epic Games below.
“For example, August was Fortnite’s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play. This exposed weak points and allowed us to make targeted improvements to critical systems, such as stats and servers. The Summer Skirmish also, as you all probably noticed, highlighted problems with performance and spectating, which we’ve been working on ever since”
While there have been reports of over 100 million people downloading the game in previous months, it should be noted that August 2018 had the most people actually playing the title in one month.
Some PC users have reported a slight ‘delay’ while attempting to edit structures while playing Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Especially during high-intensity gameplay, the ability to quickly edit structures and builds is crucial to match-up against skilled opponents.
However, networking and tick rate problems can often come into play for both PC and console players, which can lead to a slight delay when trying to edit.
The delay will not typically happen each time a player decides to make an edit, but will sometimes occur every four or five times one is attempted.
Beaks, a Fortnite YouTuber and streamer, has discovered a potential solution to the edit lag issue which ‘tricks’ the Epic Games launcher into thinking the game is being played on LAN.
According to Beaks, using the ‘LANPLAY’ command will “tell the engine not to cap client bandwidth when connecting to servers. Causes double the amount of server updates and can saturate the client’s bandwidth” on the Epic Games launcher.
A full rundown of the method can be viewed below.
It should be noted that this process is not a fool-proof way to eliminate edit lag while playing Fortnite on PC. Beaks mentions that there is no way to prove using LANPLAY works and that you may still experience a delay.
If you start to experience more Ping and latency while using LANPLAY, Beaks recommends that the command should be disabled.
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has become a legend in his own right within the Fortnite: Battle Royale community.
Now, with the help of Samsung, you can have the chance to play Fortnite with Ninja himself by winning a new contest.
Announced on September 18, the Samsung Galaxy Squad Contest tasks players with showing ‘their best moves’ in Fortnite while using the exclusive Galaxy Skin.
Entrants have until Sunday, September 30 at 11:59 PM EST to share their best ‘Fortnite moments’ while using the Galaxy Skin to potentially win.
The Grand Prize winner will be able to play with Ninja live on Twitch for up to two hours, along with a ‘Cross-Platform Gamer Pack’ consisting of 65″ Samsung Class QLED Smart 4K UHD TV, a Samsung 49″ QLED Gaming Monitor, AKG Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, and a $1,750 check made payable to the winner.
While only one Grand Prize winner will be chosen, three ‘First Prize’ winners will take home the Cross-Platform Gamer Pack, and 100 ‘Second Prize’ winners will get AKG Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones.