Recapping FNCS Season 5 and a Look at Season 6 and the FNCS All-Star Showdown

3.19.2021
By The Fortnite Competitive Team

Fortnite competitors,

We hope you are enjoying Season 6 and the primal features it brings into competitive Fortnite. Before we get into Season 6 and beyond, let’s take one last moment to congratulate the Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS Champions!

Europe

NAE

NAW

Brazil

Middle East

Asia

Oceania

GUILD Hen 75

LG Slackes

NRG EpikWhale

eRa Cadu

Eltrocity KuKi

CR Qjac7

PWR Muz

WAVE JannisZ

1P Acornski

100T rehx

VKS 100UM

Falcon Phantom.

CR NAETRETCH

PWR looter

Oogway 74

G2 jahq

100T Arkhram.

SNG King

GXR Nylereyli

Cr alice

Speedy at pub

 

Looking at competitive play in Season 6, we want to thank all of you for your continued feedback. We made multiple adjustments across Season 5 based on both player feedback and internal observations to address pain points more unique to Competitive, such as the removal of IO Guards, Rift Fish, Shockwave Grenades and, prior to FNCS kicking off, the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle. We eagerly await your thoughts on Season 6.

We are now putting the finishing touches on the format for Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS and will be announcing full details soon. In the meantime, we can share the following regarding our planning for Season 6: 

  • Trios
  • Cross-Platform play
  • $3,000,000 prize pool
  • Starts April 22

Be on the lookout for another blog from us with all the FNCS details as we get closer to the start date.

Season 6

Season 6 brings many new changes to Fortnite that we need to account for within competitive play. Crafting, Wildlife, a new loot pool and more necessitate an adjustment period that we’re calling our Competitive Preseason (March 16-23).

As part of that adjustment, you’ll notice your Arena Hype has been carried over from Season 5. This is intentional to give everyone the opportunity to experience the new season against players of similar Hype. We’ll reset Arena Hype points for all players on March 23, at which point you can embark on your path to Champion League for Season 6.

Based on feedback from last season, we’ve also decided to make the following changes to the competitive playlists for Season 6: 

  • Quests cannot be carried over from game to game into competitive playlists. This also blocks quests from being carried over from core playlists into competitive playlists (tentatively v16.10).
  • The Shockwave Bow has been removed from competitive playlists altogether. While the Explosive bow cannot be directly crafted in competitive playlists, it can still be found in the world.

Looking for additional details on the new season? Be sure to check out our Crafting Survival Guide to help you get started in this new primal world.

With all of these changes, one thing that will remain the same in Season 6 is our weekly schedule of competitive offerings. Cash Cups, Hype Cups, Friday Nite Bragging Rights, and LTM Tournaments will continue in Season 6 starting later next week.

FNCS All-Star Showdown (Mid Year Invitational)

We hinted at this last season, but we are thrilled to share more information regarding our Mid-year event, the FNCS All-Star Showdown. We’ll be hosting this event on June 23-26 to give the top Fortnite players a showcase to put their skills on full display for an opportunity to earn a share of the $3,000,000 prize pool. Across the Event, players will compete in skills challenges, a non-Battle Royale team based competition, and a Solo tournament. The Event format may vary per region.

Participation in the FNCS All-Star Showdown will be on an invite basis only. A limited number of invitations will be offered to players based on their final ranking at the end of Chapter 2 Season 5 or Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS. Consistent final rankings with the same team across both Season’s FNCS Events will also factor in, so be sure to take that into account when deciding on your FNCS teammates in Chapter 2 Season 6! We’ll provide full details on the FNCS All-Star Showdown as we get closer to the event.

Following the FNCS All-Star Showdown, we’ll take a two-week break to recharge - and you should too! Please don’t expect any competitions from June 28-July 11. We’ll pick up right where we left off on July 12.

We still have several more unique competitive offerings planned for this season that we aren’t quite ready to share just yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know in the coming weeks. Until then, enjoy the new season!