How to qualify for $500,000 Fortnite World Cup Warmup tournament - schedule, format, prizing, and more - Dexerto

How to qualify for $500,000 Fortnite World Cup Warmup tournament – schedule, format, prizing, and more

Published: 3/Apr/2019 23:38 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 0:57

by Albert Petrosyan


With the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers less than two weeks away, Epic Games have unveiled a brand new lucrative tournament called Fortnite World Cup Warmup.

The Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be an in-game Duos tournament that features a $500,000 worldwide prize pool, with qualification to it open for all players across the world.

Below you can find all of the details about this competition, including the full schedule, how to qualify, the format, and more.

When is the Fortnite World Cup Warmup?

The Fortnite World Cup Warmup will take place April 6-7, the final weekend before the first of 10 weeks of qualifier tournaments for the Fortnite World Cup.

The semifinals of the Warmup will take place during a three-hour period of matches on Saturday, April 6, and the Duos that place in the top 1,500 will advance to the finals on Sunday, April 7, which will also be decided with a three-hour period of matches.

The exact times for both stages of the tournament will be region-based, and we will have the full list of times for each region once it gets announced by Epic in the coming days. 

The Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be the final standalone tournament before the actual qualifiers kick off.

How to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Warmup

In order to qualify for this tournament, both players of an eligible Duo must have reached at least the sixth division of the Contender’s League in the Arena Mode.

This means that both players must have earned at least 225 Hype, the minimum amount amount of hype needed to reach Division Six, in the Arena Mode prior to the start of the Warmup.

Hype are points that players earn by playing matches in the Arena Mode, and these points are awarded for Victory Royales, match placements, and eliminations. 

Epic GamesHype distribution in Solo matches in Fortnite’s Arena Mode.
Epic GamesPoints distribution in Duos matches in Fortnite’s Arena Mode.

Format and scoring of the Fortnite World Cup Warmup

The format and scoring system used in the Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be very similar to previous in-game tournaments like the Blackheart and Luxe Cups.

  • Victory Royale: +3 points
  • Reach top-5: +2 points
  • Reach top-10: +2 points
  • Reach top-15: +3 points
  • Eliminations: +1 point each
The Fortnite World Cup Warmup will use a similar scoring system as other in-game tournaments before it.

Prize breakdown of Fortnite World Cup Warmup

The overall $500,000 prize pool of the Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be split up between each of the six main regions – NA West, NA East, Europe, Oceania, Asia, and Brazil.

The exact way that the prize money will be distributed to players from each regions has not yet been revealed, but players should expect Europe to receive the biggest share, followed by NA East, then NA West, then the three remaining regions.

Epic have said that they will announce further details about the Fortnite World Cup Warmup between now and the start of the tournament, which we will provide to you as soon as it becomes available. 


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
Could Neo or Trinity from The Matrix be coming to Fortnite?

What new skins are coming in Fortnite Season 5?

In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.