06 Jan 2021 9:44 PM +00:00

Fortnite Season 5 Competitive Update Released, Bragging Rights, Battle Royale Cash Cups, FNCS

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is well under way now, with the Zero Point doing crazy things to the Fortnite map.

But now it is time for competitive Fortnite to step up a gear as 2021 kicks off.

Here is everything you need to know.

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What's Next For Competitive Fortnite

In a blog post, Epic Games laid out their plans for competitive during Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.

This will include new Bragging Rights tournaments, Cash Cups, and the return of LTM tournaments, like we saw during Season 4 with the Marvel Knockout tournaments.

FRIDAY NITE BRAGGING RIGHTS

Friday night will now becoming bragging night, as players across all platforms compete to earn bragging rights and prove they're the best trio in the game.

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In the new year, we’ll be hosting regional Friday Nite Bragging Rights tournaments. Split by platform (mobile, PC, console), and starting January 8, we plan to run these most Fridays throughout the season. Winners will get special shouts from @FNCompetitive each week. Form your Trio and get ready!

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BATTLE ROYALE CASH CUPS

Cash Cups have become a key part of Fortnite competitive, giving players the chance to earn big money while also making a name for themselves in the competitive scene.

Most pro players become pros off the back of their performances during these cups.

Cash Cups have helped many players become signed to pro organizations, as well as help boost their presence on social media, as well as YouTube and Twitch.

Using a similar model as the Contender Cash Cups from previous seasons, Battle Royale Cash Cups will be cross-platform with cash prizes up for grabs for those ranked in Champion League in Arena. Also focusing on Trios, these Monday tournaments are scheduled to start on January 11 and run every other week throughout the season.

LTM TOURNAMENTS

In Chapter 2 Season 4 we saw both the Marvel Knockout series, which had teams fight in Marvel themed modes, as well as Wild Wednesday's, where players took part in LTM tournaments.

This added some much needed variety and also gave less traditionally competitive players the chance to have fun with this new variation.

LTM tournaments will work like Wild Wednesday’s from last season. We plan to have a mixture of modes and formats throughout the season, and these, too, will normally land on alternating Mondays. We will share the format and mode of each LTM Tournament ahead of time on @FNCompetitive, so be sure to follow us. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers in each region.
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When Is The Next FNCS Tournament?

FNCS, or the Fortnite Champion Series, is where the best of the best prove they are just that.

Each season we see the FNCS tournament take place over multiple weeks and heats, concluding with the best players or teams in the finals, competing for their share of millions of dollars and the Axe Of Champions.

The Season 5 FNCS will begin on February 4th and will be Trios format, this will take place over 4 weeks before concluding with the Grand Finals.

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