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For a limited time only, Fortnite is testing a Zero Build Arena Trios playlist.

Epic Games shocked gamers everywhere when they removed building from Fortnite at the beginning of Chapter 3 Season 2. When building returned, a separate Zero Build mode ensured that big streamers like Tfue and CouRageJD stayed around.

Since then, they’ve begun to experiment with Zero Build tournaments, and just recently started putting money on the line.

Following the v21.20 hotfix on Tuesday, Epic announced that they would be trialling Zero Build Arena. This new competitive mode is available now until August 30.

Currently, only Trios Zero Build Arena is enabled. However, if you don’t have a full team of three, you can use fill to be matched with other players.

Loot in Zero Build Arena will be the same as in pubs. This means you’ll still be able to use items like Shockwaves, Port-A-Forts and Heavy Snipers to climb the ranks.

Speaking of climbing the ranks; Hype will work exactly the same as in standard Arena, but will be displayed on a separate leaderboard.

Here is the current Division structure:

Open League

  • Division 1 (0-399 Hype)

  • Division 2 (400-799 Hype)

  • Division 3 (800-1,199 Hype)

  • Division 4 (1,200-1,999 Hype)

Contender League

  • Division 5 (2,000-2,999 Hype)

  • Division 6 (3,000-4,999 Hype)

  • Division 7 (5,000-7,499 Hype)

Champion League

  • Division 8 (7,500-9,999 Hype)

  • Division 9 (10,000-14,999 Hype)

  • Division 10 (15,000+ Hype)

Zero Build Arena Rewards

To celebrate the arrival of Zero Build Arena, players can earn in-game rewards for hitting specific milestones. This is what’s up for grabs:

Reach 400 Hype – Drippy Drift Spray

Reach Contender League – GGG Emoticon

Reach Champion League – GOATICON Emoticon

Though Zero Build Arena is a limited time mode to begin with, it’s likely that Epic will make it permanent if participation is high. So, get out there and experience the thrill of competitive Fortnite in a whole new way!

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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