Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite’s next update, expected to drop sometime today, features a new, in-game tournament mode. Starting tomorrow with a regular schedule of events until November, tournaments are open to everybody and include solo, duo, and squad competitions.
According to the announcement stuff, the tournament mode will “provide an opportunity for every player to compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory”, and, let’s get real, embarrassing failure because some of you probably suck and don’t even know it.
“Each tournament has a series of scheduled dates and times during which the competition will be run. Each of these scheduled sessions is a completely clean slate – all players will begin with the same score and compete over several hours of intense competition to earn as many points as possible. Players can earn points by either achieving high placements or eliminating multiple opponents,” Epic explains.
“Tournaments will feature a target score to strive towards – reaching this score will award you with a shiny pin celebrating your accomplishment. In the future, earning a pin may advance you to the next round of a tournament or qualify you to win prizes.”
Somewhat more questionably, however, players from every platform – including PC, console, and mobile – will play in the same tournaments, almost inevitably ensuring some controversy about this, that, and the other thing, although the game’s ongoing problems with cheats doesn’t do much to mitigate this. But whatever, now you’ve got an excuse for losing and it’s totally not because you suck so it’s okay.