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How to play in Fortnite’s $100,000 Blackheart Cup in-game tournament

Published: 20/Mar/2019 10:34 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 10:48

by Matt Porter

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Epic Games continue to test out in-game tournaments and their prize payment system, and Fortnite fans will soon have a new competition to take part in called the ‘Blackheart Cup’.

The new Blackheart Cup was officially announced on Wednesday, March 20, as part of the v8.11 update that launched on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and other devices.

This is the second major in-game tournament Fortnite will host in a span of two weeks, as players were able to compete in the Scallywag Duo Cup last weekend, with another $100,000 on the line.

How to qualify for Fortnite’s Blackheart Cup

Qualification for the Blackheart Cup may sound easy, but only the best will be able to secure their place in the tournament when it kicks off on March 23.

Players who would like to take part in the Blackheart Cup will need to finish in the top 3% of global players in any of the Gauntlet Test Events that Epic Games host throughout the week.

Players have until 12 AM ET / 9PM PT / 4AM GMT to reach the top 3% and seal their spot, and a chance to compete for a share of the $100,000 prize pool.

What is the schedule for Fortnite’s Blackheart Cup?

Not a lot is known about the scheduling or format for the Blackheart Cup as of yet, but Epic Games confirmed in the the v8.11 patch notes that more information will be released towards the end of the week.

The event will run over two days – Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 – with the opening round likely to take place on the first day, and finals taking place on the second.

Fortnite’s Blackheart Cup will run over two days.

What are the rules for the Blackheart Cup?

Unfortunately, Epic Games have yet to announce any rules for the Blackheart Cup, meaning Fortnite fans are currently unsure as to whether it will be a Solo, Duos or Squads competition.

Epic Games stated that they would release more details regarding the event in the next few days, and we’ll be sure to update this post with any new information.

What is the prize money breakdown for the Blackheart Cup?

Epic Games have yet to announce the official prize money breakdown for the Blackheart Cup, but we do know that $100,000 will be on the line, meaning it’s likely that the prize pool will be distributed in the same way as last week’s Scallywag Duo Cup.

You can view the prize money breakdown for the Scallywag Duo Cup
below, and we’ll be sure to update this post as more information becomes
available.

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 updating this article as more Blackheart Cup information comes out, and make sure to stay tuned to @Dexerto on Twitter for all the latest Fortnite news.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.