Fortnite Season 8's Competitive scene kicks off with Pre-Season

Fortnite Season 8's competitive calendar will be headlined by the Grand Royale event in November. Before we can look forward to any of this, you first need to make it through pre-season!

The pre-season event will kick off all things competitive in Season 8 such as the weekly cash cups and eventually, the Dreamhack Open and FNCS.

Here's everything you need to know about the Fortnite Season 8 pre-season event.

Fortnite Pre-Season Events Dates & Times

The Fortnite pre-season event will begin on Friday, 24 September, and ends on Sunday, 26 September. There will be four rounds of play across the three days.

Fortnite Pre-Season Dates and Times
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The event will be in the Trios format meaning you'll have to grab (and carry) two friends to victory. Here's how the timing will work for the event;

  • Round 1 - 24 September - 18:00 to 21:00
  • Round 2 - 25 September - 14:00 to 17:00
  • Round 3 - 25 September - 18:00 to 21:00
  • Round 4 - 26 September - 18:00 to 21:00

Round 1 is an open tournament meaning anyone can enter. You'll have 10 matches to post as many points as possible in the three-hour window. Round 2 will see the top 1,500 trios across EU/NA/BR compete under the same conditions.

Next up is round 3 which sees the top 300 trios battle it out to make it to the Final. Last but not least, the Final will see the top 33 trios battle it out to finish top of the leaderboard and take home the pre-season crown.

Fortnite Pre Season Rules and Times
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To qualift for the tournament, you'll need to be in the Champions League in Arena. This tournament it only for the best of the best. It's very possible that with a bit of grinding, you can hit CL rank by the time pre-season begins!