How to play in Fortnite's $100,000 in-game tournament: Scallywag Duo Cup - Dexerto
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How to play in Fortnite’s $100,000 in-game tournament: Scallywag Duo Cup

Published: 12/Mar/2019 9:54 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 21:08

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite players will soon have a chance to compete for their share of $100,000 in-game, through a new duo tournament called ‘Scallywag Duo Cup’, as Epic Games test out their prize payment systems for the Fortnite World Cup.

Announced as part of the v8.10 update in Fortnite, the duo tournament will be players’ first chance to win real money prizes in-game, simply by playing from home.

However, it is only for the best of the best, as qualification is tight and only the most skilled players from each server region will get a spot in the first round, starting March 16.

How to qualify for Scallywag Duo Cup in Fortnite

To be eligible to play, you must be in the top 3% globally of either the Solo or Duo Gauntlet Test Event as of 12:00 AM ET on March 16.

All eligibly players will take part in round one, but the second round will wipe out most of the competition, with only the top 3,000 players from round one moving on.

Scallywag Duo Cup schedule

The first round, or semi-finals, of the Scallywag Duo Cup will take place on Saturday, March 16 with the second round, or finals, taking place on Sunday, March 17. 

Each round will be its own three-hour session, but players will only be able to play a maximum of ten matches during each session.

Scallywag Duo Cup rules

The exact rules and point structure for the Scallywag Duo Cup have not yet been detailed by Epic, but presumably it will work with a similar system as previous in-game ‘Pop-Up’ cups.

Scallywag Duo Cup prize breakdown

The $100,000 prize pool will be split between six total regions, with the top 25 duos from each region being awarded a share based on the following breakdown:

NA-East

Rank Prize
1st $2,500
2nd – 5th $2,000
6th – 10th $1,500
11th – 16th $800
17th – 25th $300

NA-West

Rank Prize
1st $1,000
2nd – 5th $800
6th – 10th $500
11th – 25th $200

Europe

Rank Prize
1st $3,500
2nd – 5th $3,000
6th – 10th $2,000
11th – 16th $1,000
17th – 25th $500

Oceania

Rank Prize
1st $1,000
2nd – 5th $800
6th – 10th $500
11th – 25th $200

Brazil

Rank Prize
1st $1,000
2nd – 5th $800
6th – 10th $500
11th – 25th $200

Asia

Rank Prize
1st $1,000
2nd – 5th $800
6th – 10th $500
11th – 25th $200

We will keep this story updated with more information about Fortnite’s first in-game cash prize tournament as it becomes available.

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Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

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Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.

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Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.