Season 8 has started and Epic Games has shared an update on all the information you'll need to know about Fortnite's Trios Hype Cup throughout the next season.
Participating in a Hype Cup is a great way to get a taste of Competitive Fortnite without the pressure of a cash-prize tournament. Here's everything you need to know about this week's iteration of the Trios Hype Cup - and beyond...
LATEST - Details on the next event
Much like the Trios Cash Cup, the Trios Hype Cup takes place on a Monday - however, it's just at a slightly earlier time. If you want to participate in the next Trios Hype Cup, you'll need to keep yourself free on October 25th at the following times:
- 09:00 PST
- 12:00 EST
- 17:00 BST
You don't need to do anything special to enter, all you need to do is join the playlist when it's active - which is from the time specified above.
The Hype Cup is a must-participate event for anyone looking to take part in Cash Cup tournaments, though. You earn Arena Hype for competing and this is what you need to raise your Arena rank - You have to be in the Champions League to even qualify for a Cash Cup! Fortnite has shared a few of the minor rule changes below - although, this should operate similarly to other tournaments...
Trios Hype Cup Schedule
The Fortnite Trios Hype Cup will predominantly take place on Mondays but the first event will take place on a Tuesday. Dates are subject to change should any server issues prevent a tournament from taking place.
The full schedule for the Season 8 events is as follows;
Tuesday, October 5th - 17:00 - 20:00 Monday, October 11th - 17:00 - 20:00 Monday, October 18th - 17:00 -20:00
- Monday, October 25th - 17:00 -20:00
- Monday, November 1st - 17:00 - 20:00
- Monday, November 8th - 17:00 - 20:00
- Monday, November 15th - 17:00 - 20:00
- Monday, November 29th - 17:00 - 20:00
There is no tournament or replacement event on Monday, November 22nd. There is no reason given for this but it could be something to do with this years Fortnitemares event.
Prizes and How to Enter
There are no cash prizes on offer for the Hype Cup but instead, you can earn Hype to increase your Arena Rank. Win and earn enough and you'll be in the Champions League in no time. Eligibility for the Cash Cups relies on you being in the Champions League.
Rather than a simple ranking system, prizes are handed out depending on where you finish in comparison to the size of the overall competition. If you finish in the Top 1% of players you will earn 2,250 Hype. By finishing in the top 50% you can earn 600 which is nothing to sniff at!
To enter the tournament, simply join the playlist when it's active. You'll need to have 2-Factor Authentication enabled and your account must be at least level 30 (this can be checked in the Career tab).