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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Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry

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If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
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Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
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It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.