Epic Games has announced a new Fortnite PlayStation Cup.
We haven’t had a major Fortnite trophy or tournament since the release of Chapter 2, Season 8. Last season there were numerous trophies where players could win cosmetics for free before they were available in the item shop.
We’ve had some Fortnite trophies that are part of a collaboration, including the Marvel Super Series trophy. We’ve also had the PlayStation Celebration and the Generations Cup, and now Epic has announced another cup in partnership with PlayStation. Here is everything you need to know.
Fortnite PlayStation Cup start date and time
The Fortnite PlayStation Cup will begin for the first time this Saturday, October 2nd. It’s only available to PS4 and PS4 players and can be accessed by navigating to match time when the trophy starts in your region.
The cup is held as a solo competition with two rounds. The first round has started and players have three hours to play a maximum of ten games in order to collect as many points as possible. The top 100 players in each region advance to the second round.
Round two consists of six games in which the top performing players in that round in each region earn a prize.
First place in EU, NA, NAW, and Brazil will bring in $ 1,200, while first place players in OCE, ME, and Asia will get $ 650. Here is the full breakdown of the prize pool:
NA East, NA West, Europe and Brazil:
1. $ 1,200
2nd $ 1,100
3. $ 1,000
4. $ 800
5. $ 725
6. $ 600
7th $ 550
8. $ 500
9. $ 450
10-25 $ 400
26th – 50th $ 300
OCE, ME and Asia:
1. $ 650
2. $ 600
3. $ 550
4. $ 500
5. $ 450
6. $ 400
7. $ 350
8th – 9th $ 300
10-20 $ 200
Players get 30 points for winning, 25 points for second place and 22 points for third place. Each elimination in the first round counts as one point, but is doubled in the second round.
As always, in order to participate, you must ensure that two-factor authentication is enabled on your Epic Games account and that you have an account level of 30 or higher.