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Fall Skirmish Details

9.20.2018
By The Fortnite Team

What’s up Fortnite community,
 

With Season 6 right around the corner, competition is about to heat up! Details about the Fall Skirmish below.

Beginning in October, we’re opening up inclusive competition, where everybody can play and compete. To make that possible we’ve had to harden and scale our systems and infrastructure. 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. We’re excited about kicking off the new competition system and we’ll have details dropping in the weeks ahead.

On to the Fall Skirmish! In our previous blog we mentioned the Fall Skirmish will include a variety of play formats each week. All Skirmish long we’ll be iterating on broadcast tools, new weekly formats and using that information to help inform our decisions for future competitive events and the Fortnite World Cup.

Clubs

We’ve invited over 500 Fortnite community creators and competitors and divided them into 5 distinct Clubs. Each player will represent one of these Clubs for the entire 6 weeks of Fall Skirmish.

  • Fort Knights

  • Lucky Llamas

  • Dusty Dogs

  • Rift Raiders

  • Bush Bandits

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Clubs will be awarded points for each weekly trial and high skill event based on their members’ performances. In addition to awarding players with prizes for each event, Clubs will be awarded with $4,000,000 in prizes at the conclusion of the Fall Skirmish series based on total points earned.

We will have a complete breakdown of each player and their Club on our official Fall Skirmish website.

Formats

We took a number of learnings from the Summer Skirmish series and are bringing back some formats you may remember from the summer competition. We’ll kick off Week 1 this Friday at 12:00 PM EST with Group 1 play, and follow up at 4:00 PM EST with Group 2 play.

Outside of the familiar Friday competitions, we are also introducing weekly trials for select members of each Club to complete in order to earn additional points for their Club. As always, expect Fall Skirmish to continue to mix up the formats each week with subtle changes to the Friday competitions and more extravagant changes to the weekly Trials.


Week 1 Skirmish - Hold the Throne Duos

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 10 teams at the end of the competition will be awarded.
  • Victory Royale: +3 Points

  • 2nd-3rd Place: +2 Points

  • 4th-5th Place: +1 Point

 

  • 8+ Eliminations: +3 Points

  • 6-7 Eliminations: +2 Points

  • 4-5 Eliminations: +1 Point

 

  • Hold the Throne (Most Eliminations in any Match): +2 Points

Rewards: 
 

Prize

Club Points

1st

$67,500

305

2nd

$47,500

215

3rd

$36,250

165

4th

$25,000

115

5th

$20,000

90

6th

$15,000

70

7th

$12,500

55

8th

$10,000

45

9th

$8,750

40

10th

$7,500

35

 

Additionally, the Duo who Holds the Throne at the end of the 6 matches will be awarded a bonus of $50,000.


Week 1 Trial - “Squad Goals”

Players on the same Club will assemble into Squads to play matches on the default Squad playlist. The top squad with the highest amount of eliminations in a single match from each Club will earn prizes and Club points based on their performance.

Rewards:
 

Prize

Club Points

1st

$45,000

325

2nd

$25,000

225

3rd

$15,000

180

4th

$10,000

150

5th

$5,000

120

 

Week 2 Skirmish - Solos - Royale Flush


The player 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 players at the end of the competition will be awarded.
  • Victory Royale: +3 Points

  • 2nd-3rd Place: +2 Points

  • 4th-5th Place: +1 Point

  • 7+ Eliminations: +3 Points

  • 5-6 Eliminations: +2 Points

  • 3-4 Eliminations: +1 Point

 
  • Victory Royale and 7+ Eliminations: +1 Point and $10,000

  • Most Eliminations in a single Match: $25,000

Week 2 Trial - “Spin and Win” 

A wheel full of exciting and varied challenges awaits.  At scheduled times, the wheel will be spun and Clubs will be issued a challenge to complete based on where it lands.  Each challenge presents a new opportunity to win Club points and prizes.
 

Week 3 Skirmish - Duos Kingpin

  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 10 teams at the end of the competition will be awarded.

Victory Royale: +3 Points
2nd-3rd Place: +2 Points
4th-5th Place: +1 Point
7+ Eliminations: +3 Points
5-6 Eliminations: +2 Points
3-4 Eliminations: +1 Point

Victory Royale: 2x Points Earned Next Match
7+ Eliminations: 2x Points Earned Next Match

Week 3 Trials - Lazy Links Tour

Players from each Club will compete against one another in a Lazy Links golf challenge and earn points for their club. The top performers at the end of the competition will be awarded.

Week 4 Skirmish - Squads TBA

 

Week 5 Skirmish - Solos TBA

 

Week 6 Skirmish - TwitchCon TBA

 

Week 4-6 Trials - TBD

 

The Fortnite team will continue to update this blog with upcoming formats for the high skill competitions and trials each week.

Interested in securing your spot in the Fall Skirmish on one if the five Clubs? Submit a short video clip on your social channels illustrating your dedication to a Club using the following hashtag to represent your club.

#FortKnights

#DustyDogs

#LuckyLlamas

#RiftRaiders

#BushBandits

We may induct a few new faces into the Fall Skirmish from the most dedicated Club supporters.
 

Which Club will you Champion?