Everything you need to know about the $1 million 'Winter Royale' Fortnite open event - scoring format, rules, schedule, and more - Dexerto

Everything you need to know about the $1 million ‘Winter Royale’ Fortnite open event – scoring format, rules, schedule, and more

Published: 21/Nov/2018 23:08 Updated: 24/Nov/2018 19:58

by Albert Petrosyan


The $1 million Winter Royale event is the first Fortnite Battle Royale competition open to all players, and it’s finally here.

The Winter Royale event will be an in-game competition open to all players from the North American and European regions, and the top 200 eligible players from each region will advance to the Winter Royale Finals.

Below you can find all of the relevant information and details, including the full schedule, scoring format, rules, prize breakdown, and a live scoreboard.

Full Schedule

Here is the entire schedule for Winter Royale, including both regions’ open qualifier sessions, final heats, and grand finals.

NA Qualifier Day 1 (Saturday, November 24, 2018) 


  • Open Session 1 – 1 PM – 4 PM ET
  • Open Session 2 – 5 PM – 8 PM ET
  • Open Session 3 – 9 PM – 12 AM ET

NA Qualifier Day 2 (Sunday, November 25, 2018) 

  • Open Session 4 – 1 PM – 4 PM ET
  • Open Session 5 – 5 PM – 8 PM ET
  • Open Session 6 – 9 PM – 12 AM ET

EU Qualifier Day 1 (Saturday, November 24, 2018) 

  • Open Session 1 – 10 AM – 1 PM GMT
  • Open Session 2 – 2 PM – 5 PM GMT
  • Open Session 3 – 6 PM – 9 PM GMT

EU Qualifier Day 2 (Sunday, November 25, 2018) 

  • Open Session 4 – 10 AM – 1 PM GMT
  • Open Session 5 – 2 PM – 5 PM GMT
  • Open Session 6 – 6 PM – 9 PM GMT

EU Finals Day 1 (Friday, November 30, 2018)

  • Heat 1 – 4 PM – 7 PM GMT
  • Heat 2 – 8 PM – 11 PM GMT

EU Finals Day 2 (Saturday, December 1, 2018)

  • Grand Finals – 5 PM – 9 PM GMT

NA Finals Day 1 (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

  • Heat 1 – 3 PM – 6PM ET
  • Heat 2 – 7 PM – 10 PM ET

NA Finals Day 2 (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

  • Grand Finals – 5 PM – 9 PM ET

Scoring Format

The Winter Royale will feature a scoring format used by the Pop-Up Cup mode currently available in-game. The highest score each player receives during a single session will be counted and the top performers will be listed in the top scores leaderboard. 

The top 200 ranked participants for each region will be sent a survey to determine their eligibility to qualify for the Finals. 

  • Victory Royale: +3 Points
  • Top 3: +1 Point
  • Top 10: +1 Point
  • 7 Eliminations: +1 Point
  • 5 Eliminations: +1 Point
  • 3 Eliminations: +1 Point

A total of 5 points per game can be earned by placement.
A total of 3 points per game can be earned by eliminations.


Live Scoreboard

Epic Games will be providing a live scoreboard for the Winter Royale Qualifier period, which will be updated regularly based on the scores of top performers from both regions.

Be sure to monitor the standings regularly to see if your name is included, or how many points are necessary to get into the top-200.


Prize Breakdown

This competition will feature $1,000,000 in total prize, $500K of which will be available to player from each of the two regions. The exact breakdown for how these prizes will be distributed among the top performers can be seen below.



There will be strict guidelines to determine who is eligible to participate in the Winter Royale Finals. Here are the official rules, as provided by Epic Games on the official competition website:

No purchase necessary.
To be eligible for the Winter Royale Finals Event, you (“Participant”) must:

  • be 16 or older;
  • be a valid Fortnite licensee under the Fortnite End User License Agreement (“EULA”) (https://www.epicgames.com/fort… an eligibility survey and be invited by Epic (or an invitee of Epic) to participate in the Event;
  • agree to be bound by, and comply with, the Fortnite Code of Conduct (as updated, revised, changed, or modified from time to time by Epic, the “Code”).

The Event is open to invited Participants worldwide, but is void wherever restricted or prohibited by law.

Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives of Epic (including the legal, promotion, and advertising agencies of Epic) and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related), and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Event, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of Epic are not eligible.

Epic reserves the right to disqualify any Participant in its sole discretion for any reason, including without limitation if Epic determines Participant is cheating, hacking, harassing, using abusive or offensive language, colluding, account sharing, teaming, sabotaging, spamming, engaging in social engineering, scamming, or otherwise violating the Fortnite EULA or the Code.