Season X Competitive Launch Update

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By The Fortnite Team
Fortnite Champion Series
The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) kicks off subsequent week and would be the subsequent step in aggressive Fortnite for 2019. Starting on August 17, there will probably be a three-round Trios occasion every weekend for 5 weeks. Similar to how we ran the Fortnite World Cup Online Opens, we will probably be advancing the highest groups every week from every area to the Season X Finals. With the FNCS, nonetheless, we’ll additionally present a brand new path to qualify for the Season Finals. Series Points will probably be awarded primarily based on every workforce’s last placement each week throughout the FNCS to find out workforce placement on the Series Leaderboard. The prime performers on this leaderboard may even advance to the Season Finals. This format values consistency over the course of the season, however nonetheless rewards the excellent efficiency gamers make when competing in particular person weeks. The Season Finals will probably be held on-line for every area on September 20 – 22 to find out who will probably be topped the Season X Champions. 

For Season X, we’ll be making a gift of $10 million throughout all areas and competitions inside the FNCS. We even have extra apply alternatives and prizes up for grabs in separate Solo and Trios Cash Cups going down Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday every week. You can count on a full breakdown of the official guidelines early subsequent week. We are excited to see how this season of aggressive Fortnite performs out!

TL;DR

  • $10,000,000+ in prizing 
  • The mode of alternative will probably be Trios
  • Dedicated prize swimming pools every weekend in addition to an opportunity to qualify for the Season X Championship
  • Top groups in every server area will face off on September 20-22 the place we’ll crown the Season X Champions
  • 2 Factor Authentication is required to be enabled for all rounds in every event for Season X. If it’s essential add this to your account, comply with our 2FA directions right here: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/2fa. The e mail used for 2FA would be the identical one we use for all potential winner communication. 

B.R.U.T.E.
We’ve been monitoring the influence of the B.R.U.T.E. in gameplay and are investigating methods to reinforce fight suggestions when interacting with the car. In v10.10, we are going to add a focusing on laser that may present the course the B.R.U.T.E. is aiming its rockets whereas they’re being charged. This laser could have directional audio to assist point out when it’s being pointed at you, even in case you’re behind a construction. We’ve additionally mounted a number of mobility bugs that was permitting gamers to take advantage of its enhance mechanic.

The B.R.U.T.E. stays inside the core game modes (Solo, Duos, and Squads), choose Limited Time Modes, and in aggressive Arena and Tournament play. We’ll talk any future iterations to the car as we’re persevering with to analyze a number of extra areas the place we will enhance fight interactions.

Arena Bug Fix
From Thursday, August 1 till Monday, August 5, there was a problem that brought about the Arena playlist to make use of Season 9 matchmaking buckets as a substitute of Season 10. This meant that as a result of refactor in scoring, gamers weren’t being appropriately matched into the right ability buckets, inflicting there to be little differentiation in ability ranges. We pushed out a hotfix and had been in a position to get this resolved, so gamers ought to see a rise in game high quality, however some would possibly see their queue instances improve as a result of change.

Payments Update
Last week we up to date everybody here in regards to the progress that has been made utilizing our new cost system. We’ve seen plenty of new gamers begin the verification course of and efficiently see their prize distributed to their Hyperwallet account. 

Today, August 9, we are going to contact gamers for Online Open Weeks 7-10 to start the eligibility and tax verification/cost course of with the purpose of contacting Xbox Cup and Trios Cup gamers subsequent week.  

With a brand new system and new gamers experiencing the system for the primary time, we wish to ensure that we offer tips about easy methods to full the method effectively and contact on some uncommon circumstances that some gamers expertise attributable to their nation of residence.  

The 4 ideas this week are:

  • Accuracy of your Information – We proceed to see incorrect or incomplete data supplied within the Tax Interview portion of the method that begins at epicgames.com/aggressive. If you’re a minor (beneath 18 years of age, or as in any other case decided by your nation of residence) your mum or dad or authorized guardian should full the required sections.  The subsequent step of establishing a Hyperwallet account will probably be blocked if this isn’t accomplished appropriately.
  • Hyperwallet accounts arrange – If you’re a minor, your mum or dad or authorized guardian may even must arrange the Hyperwallet account utilizing the identical e mail supplied throughout the Tax Interview course of. If there are any inaccuracies or inconsistencies, Hyperwallet might require extra documentation to confirm a possible payee’s identification or shut their account.
  • Safari Browser Errors – We are conscious of a problem that blocks epicgames.com/aggressive on Safari browsers for desktop and cellular. As we discover this subject, we advise gamers use a unique browser to finish their Tax Interview. We additionally recommend finishing the Tax Interview on a desktop when doable.
  • Original Payment System Prizes – As famous within the earlier weblog, anybody who may be lacking a cost from an occasion previous to April 14, 2019, should go to www.fortnite.com/esports to finish their profile. The majority of delays are brought on by lacking the Prize Acceptance and Release Form together with the Tax Form. These are accomplished by utilizing a Docusign type that opens in a separate window as a single doc for comfort.

Country particular points:

  • Country not listed in Hyperwallet – We have a number of nations not supported in Hyperwallet.  Do not fear. We are monitoring these circumstances and dealing on an answer to subject cost for validated gamers.  Some gamers have chosen to obtain their cost through US PayPal or convert into a unique forex altogether to switch their funds from Hyperwallet.  
  • French gamers who’re minors – If you’re a participant in France and a minor (beneath 18 years of age), the processing of your cost will probably be delayed as we arrange subsequent steps with our inside groups to gather extra data required by your native authorities to finalize verification.  
 
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