We finally have some information regarding competitive Fortnite in Chapter 2 - Season 5.
Having returned from a well-deserved Christmas break, Epic Games has released an update on Season 5’s competitive calendar. The official blog post explains what events we have to look forward to and includes some key dates.
The action is set to begin on January 8 with the first weekly “Friday Nite Bragging Rights” Trios tournament. While there may not be any money up for grabs, winners can expect a special shoutout from the @FNCompetitive Twitter account.
A new year means new updates to what you can expect from Competitive Fortnite!— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) January 6, 2021
Bragging Rights, LTM Tournaments, and more - read it all in our latest blog: https://t.co/Yi88riUi8s
More importantly, Friday Nite Bragging Rights will be platform specific, split into PC, console and mobile. This may potentially be the sole opportunity that console and mobile players get to compete separately.
If you fancy something a little more serious, look out for the Battle Royale Cash Cups. These Trio events will run on every other Monday, starting January 11.
Battle Royale Cash Cups are cross-platform and players must rank in Champion League in Arena to be in with a chance of earning money.
i need daily cups back :(— benjyfishy (@benjyfishy) January 6, 2021
Of course, if you can’t find people to play with, seeing all these Trio competitions will be disappointing. Fortunately, Epic has confirmed that they plan to hold further individual events throughout the season to support other game modes.
Any fans of the Wild Wednesdays events in Season 4 will be pleased to hear that LTM-based tournaments are also coming back. Anticipate a range of different modes and scoring systems, with cash prizes for the top performers.
As announced in December, this season’s FNCS is still scheduled to kick off on February 4. More details, such as the format and prizing will be released later this month.
Keep an eye on our events page to learn the exact times and dates of these new tournaments as soon as they are available.