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How to compete in Fortnite’s $1 million Winter Royale open competition

Published: 20/Nov/2018 15:25

by Calum Patterson

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For the first time, competitive Fortnite players will be able to compete for a major prize pool without an invitation, as the Winter Royale is the game’s first open competition – and boasts a $1 million prize pool.

Unlike the Summer and Fall ‘Skirmish’ events, the Winter Royale is not an invitational that only a select (and very lucky) few can participate in.

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Epic Games has been keen to keep inclusivity at the top of their priorities for Fortnite esports, and having their first open competition is a big step in the right direction, giving opportunity to lesser known players.

Following the release of online, in-game tournaments for Fortnite in October, the time has finally come for a more meaningful and prestigious competition, with big prize money on the line.

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The Winter Royale will be the online tournament system used to decide participants in the Fortnite World Cup in 2019. Later in November, there will be a ‘test event’ that will trial the World Cup qualification process.

Split over two parts – the Winter Royale Qualifiers and the Winter Royale Finals – the Winter Royale have a total of $1 million up for grabs, although Epic hasn’t revealed the specific prize breakdowns.

Winter Royale Schedule

  • WINTER ROYALE QUALIFIER (OPEN): 11/24/2018 – 11/25/2018

  • EUROPE WINTER ROYALE FINALS: 11/30/2018 – 12/1/2018

  • NORTH AMERICA WINTER ROYALE FINALS: 12/11/2018 – 12/12/2018


$1,000,000 WINTER ROYALE OPEN FORTNITE COMPETITION

The Online Tournament system will be used next year to determine participants in the Fortnite World Cup. Starting later this month, we will hold a test event that will emulate the World Cup Qualification process. This will help us gather valuable learnings to better prepare for the process next year. 

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The test events will consist of two parts, the Winter Royale Qualifiers and the Winter Royale Finals, which will have a total of $1,000,000 in prizes up for grabs. 

There will be several chances for anyone to try and get a high score during the Winter Royale Qualifier days. The highest score you achieve during any event session will be the one that counts, so be sure to give it your all! As part of our ongoing competitive tests to prepare for the Fortnite World Cup, Winter Royale will use the same game settings as the currently available Pop-Up Cup.

The top performers in each region for NA and EU will be verified, and those players found eligible will be invited to participate in the Winter Royale Finals for their region. While this tournament will be restricted to NA and EU, we’re planning on holding other region-specific tournaments in additional regions in the near future.

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Source: Epic Games

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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