Epic Games have announced that the Fortnite Champion Series is making its return very soon with a Duos tournament and your partner is going to need to be playing on the same platform as you in order to compete.
The game developers revealed the return of FNCS on March 10, just 10 days away from its official start date on March 20, meaning players don’t really have a lot of time in order to prepare.
Prior to that, though, partners can get up to speed and compete in a series of training simulators to test their skills, running between March 13-15.
For those wondering about the breakdown of the new series competition, Epic have also revealed an official statement on the Fortnite website to keep members of the competitive community in the loop.
In it, they said: “In this season of FNCS, there will be two tournament tracks: one for players on PC, and one for players on console and mobile.
“Each track will have equal prizing and their own champions. Keep in mind, and this is mission critical, your Duos partner needs to be in the same platform group. This means that PC players cannot partner with console and mobile players.
Calling all Agents!
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) March 9, 2020
In order to get to the Season Finals, Duos who have top scores in each region per server will progress. Another route to making it that far will be opened up to the top scoring players of the overall Series Leaderboard, which will be tallied up during the entire season.
Below you can see the potential prize pool up for grabs for those who make it to the Season Finals, with amounts varying based on the region in which the competitor is based. As is usually the case, the Europe and North America series will be the most lucrative.
It will be interesting to see how players compete during the tournament, whether or not the vaults will take priority or not due to the masses of loot found there, and what locations will be the most popular for the tournament too.
Epic have also confirmed that there will soon be an announcement involving a competitive roadmap for Fortnite in 2020, so once we know more about that, we’ll be the first to let you know.