Epics Games has recently released information regarding the competitive esports update for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1.
In Chapter 4 Season 1, competitive Fortnite will be continuing the Fortnite Divisional Cup weekly offerings, return to FNCS online competition, and introduce new competitive offerings such as Victory Cups, Fill Cups, Zero Build Cups, Collegiate Cups, and more!
Continue reading for full details of what competitive Fortnite has in store in Chapter 4 Season 1.
Jump into Arena and earn some Hype! Your Hype has reset back to zero with the launch of the new Season. Similar to last season, by reaching Contender Rank, players will be eligible to compete in cash-prized tournaments. Zero Build competitions are open to all players and do not require any Arena ranking to participate.
In Chapter 4 Season 1, we plan to continue offering these Arena playlists:
Arena rewards for Chapter 4 Season 1 will be granted to players who finish in Battle Royale Arena Contender League I to Contender League III and Champion League I to Champion League III approximately two weeks following the conclusion of the Season.
FORTNITE DIVISIONAL CUPS
Chapter 4 Season 1 will continue to offer Fortnite Divisional Cups. Divisional Cups are Duos competitions that allow players to compete in tournaments each week with the goal of reaching Elite Cups where cash prizes are awarded. If you need help on where your journey begins just follow the arrows on the image below!
Fortnite Divisional Cups begin on January 4, 2023, and will take place each week for players who qualify for the Contender, Challenger, or Elite Divisions. There will be two days of Fortnite Divisional Cups per week, on Wednesdays and Fridays in all regions. Elite Divisional Cups will not take place during FNCS weeks.
For Elite Division players, scores are combined across both Wednesday and Friday. However, Elite players must compete on Day 2 of the Elite Cups to be eligible to participate in the Elite Cup Weekly Final on Saturday evenings. You will only be able to compete in one region’s competitive offerings this season, so choose your region carefully!
On December 10, compete in this Season’s Placement Cup to qualify in your region for one of three Fortnite Competitive Divisions: Contender, Challenger, and Elite. Placing in the top 200 Duos in the Placement Cup will unlock the Elite Division, where you’ll have the chance to qualify for the Elite Cup Weekly Final for cash prizes.
To access the Placement Cup, you must earn the rank of Contender in Battle Royale Arena before the Placement Cup begins. Players will compete in Battle Royale Arena Duos over two rounds, with the top 1400 Duos qualifying for Round 2. In Round 2, 200 Duos will earn their spot in the Elite Division and 1000 Duos will earn their spot in the Challenger Division.
For NA East and NA West, only 100 Duos will qualify for Elite Division and 500 Duos will qualify for Challenger Division from the Placement Cup this Season.
Don’t worry if you miss the Placement Cup — if you earn the Contender Rank in Battle Royale Arena, you can begin your competition in the Contender Cups.
Online FNCS competition returns this Season! FNCS will take over Elite Divisional Cups for a total of five weeks this season, and players that earn Elite Division will unlock participation in FNCS.
Grab your Duo and prepare for your FNCS journey to begin on February 3, 2023. We will be announcing more details in January for this FNCS season and the rest of 2023.
ADDITIONAL COMPETITIVE OFFERINGS
Please see below for additional details on what competitive offerings will take place over Chapter 4 Season 1.
DUOS FILL CUP
Looking for a new teammate? Drop into the all-new Duos Fill Cups on Wednesdays for Zero Build, and Saturdays for Battle Royale. Play each match paired with a different Duos partner at similar earned points and similar skill levels.
Did you get to play with someone you enjoyed competing with? Add them as a friend and drop into future Fortnite competitions together!
ZERO BUILD CUPS
Zero Build Cups are back! We will host two Zero Build Duos Quick Cups weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. Be ready to Fill with a different teammate each match in the Zero Build Quick Cups on Wednesdays, and grab a Duos partner for the Zero Build Quick Cups on Fridays! We will also offer a weekly Zero Build Squads Cash Cup every Saturday with cash prizes available to the top competitors.
VICTORY CASH CUPS
This season we will offer Solo Victory Cash Cups on Saturdays and Sundays to feature a new prizing format! Qualify to Round 2 and earn prizing per Victory Royale as opposed to the cumulative scoring overall matches. This is an exciting new way to earn prizes in Fortnite competitions for players of all skill levels throughout a tournament.
FORTNITE COLLEGIATE CUPS
At the start of the spring 2023 semester, we will continue offering monthly competitions exclusively for college students in the United States and Canada, with cash prizes and in-game rewards. We will also provide more opportunities throughout the spring semester through competitive scrimmages, third-party tournaments, and school-hosted competitions.
To secure your spot in the upcoming spring 2023 semester events in January and February, register and verify your student status at fn.gg/ScholasticRegistration. Among other requirements, players must submit current school transcripts and be 18 or older to participate.
In Chapter 4 Season 1, we will continue the Seasonal offering of a Console Champions Cup. In partnership with PlayStation, we will also continue providing monthly prized Fortnite PlayStation Cups this January and February with additional in-game cosmetic rewards!
CREATE YOUR OWN COMPETITIVE EXPERIENCE
Create your own Battle Royale experiences with the Battle Royale Island starter island. Using the four special devices already placed on this starter island, you can create a specialized Battle Royale experience of your own, with your own tailored loot pool, Storm circle settings, and more. This is the perfect opportunity to create a personal competitive game of your very own.
FORTNITE DIVISIONAL CUPS FAQ
Have additional questions about Competitive Fortnite? Check out our FAQ below or see the rules library.
WILL THERE BE A PLACEMENT CUP EVERY WEEK?
- No. There will only be one Placement Cup this Season, which will take place on December 10.
CAN I COMPETE IN MULTIPLE REGIONS THIS SEASON?
- You will only be able to compete in one region’s competitive offerings this season.
HOW MANY DUOS QUALIFY FOR ELITE AND CHALLENGER DIVISIONS PER EVENT?
- The following placements will be used at the start of the Season:
- In Oceania, Asia, the Middle East, Brazil, NA West
- 10 teams will advance from Challenger to Elite per event.
- 50 teams will advance from Contender to Challenger per event.
- In NA East
- 20 teams will advance from Challenger to Elite per event.
- 100 teams will advance from Contender to Challenger per event.
- In Europe
- 30 teams will advance from Challenger to Elite per event.
- 150 teams will advance from Contender to Challenger per event.
- In Oceania, Asia, the Middle East, Brazil, NA West
HOW MANY WEEKS OF COMPETITION WILL THERE BE THIS SEASON?
- Subject to any schedule changes, we plan to host 12 weeks of competition this season, with a two-week pause on competition from December 19 to January 2.
CAN I BE RELEGATED TO A LOWER DIVISION IF I DON’T PLACE WELL OR DON’T COMPETE?
- No. Don’t stress if you need to skip an event or two. Once you earn your way into a higher Division, you will stay there for the rest of the Season or until you’re promoted again. If you reach Elite Division, you will remain in Elite Division for the rest of the Season.
CAN I PLAY IN ALL THREE DIVISIONAL CUPS OR ONLY ONE PER WEEK?
- You can only be eligible for one Division at any time.
WHAT PLATFORMS CAN ENTER THE FORTNITE DIVISIONAL CUPS?
- All platforms where Fortnite is available are eligible to compete in these events.
CAN I SWITCH TEAMMATES?
- Yes. You can change your teammate between Cups as long as they’re in the same Division as you.
- In Elite Cups, your progress combines over both days and you cannot switch teammates until the next week of competition.
ARE THE CONTENDER/CHALLENGER/ELITE CLASSIFICATIONS THE SAME AS ARENA DIVISIONS?
- No. Arena still has the same Open/Contender/Champion Divisions it did before. These new classifications are only for the new, weekly Divisional Cup series and have no ties to Arena outside of the necessary Contender League requirement to get started.