Welcome to Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 3 and a new competitive update. In Chapter 4 Season 3, competitive Fortnite will include FNCS Major 3, FNCS Last Chance Major, and a shake-up with new formats of Zero Build, Cash Cups, PlayStation Cups, and more Victory Cash Cups!
RANKED AND COMPETITIVE
Ranked Season Zero is underway. Season Zero lasts until the end of Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 3. We are continuing to use this time to make necessary adjustments such as improving queue times, making sure matchmaking puts you against similarly-ranked opponents, and more. For more information, please see our “A Fortnite Ranked Update for Season Zero” blog post.
In Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 3, your rank will, among other factors, be an eligibility requirement for Epic-hosted tournaments. This includes tournaments for cosmetic prizes like FNCS Community Cups, as well as tournaments for cash prizes such as Console Champions Cup. You can find the specific rank requirement for some of the tournaments happening this Season below or in the official rules for that tournament.
|FNCS Community Cup||Bronze I in Battle Royale Ranked|
|Duos Fill Cup||Silver I in Battle Royale Ranked|
|Zero Build Duos Fill Cup||Silver I in Zero Build Ranked|
|Solo Victory Cash Cup||Gold I in Battle Royale Ranked|
|Zero Build Duos Victory Cash Cup||Gold I in Zero Build Ranked|
|Duos Cash Cup||Gold I in Battle Royale Ranked|
|Console Champions Cup||Platinum I in Battle Royale Ranked|
|FNCS Major 3||Platinum I in Battle Royale Ranked|
As part of Season Zero, we plan on resetting everyone’s rank. This reset will be a test run of resetting ranks, as we would do during a Seasonal turnover before we enter Chapter 4 Season 4 Ranked. This also gives us an opportunity to continue iterating on our systems at a fast pace. We’re targeting v25.10 for the reset, and we’ll keep you updated as we get closer.
FNCS MAJOR 3
Find your Duos partner and prepare for FNCS Major 3 to begin on July 20, 2023!
For each weekly FNCS Major 3 competition, the top 200 highest points-earning duos from Round 1 will advance to that week’s Round 2 session. Following the conclusion of the Round 2 session, the top 50 highest points-earning duos from each region will advance to that week’s FNCS Major 3 Weekly Finals.
Each duo that participates in the furthest round for a given weekly FNCS Major 3 competition will be awarded Series Points based on their results from that week. The top 50 duos (in other words, the 50 duos who’ve earned the highest cumulative Series Points on the Series Leaderboard across Weeks 1, 2, and 3) will qualify for the FNCS Major 3 Grand Finals. There will not be a Surge Week during FNCS Major 3.
FNCS MAJOR 3 WEEKLY COMPETITIONS
- Week 1: July 20-23
- Week 2: July 27-30
- Week 3: August 3-6
FNCS MAJOR 3 GRAND FINALS
- August 11-13
FNCS LAST CHANCE MAJOR
- August 18-20
FNCS Major 3 and the FNCS Last Chance Major are the two remaining opportunities to qualify for the 2023 FNCS Global Championship. Please see below for each region’s total qualification spots from FNCS Major 3 and the Last Chance Major for the Global Championship:
|EU||10 Qualifying Duos|
|NA||10 Qualifying Duos|
|Brazil||3 Qualifying Duos|
|Oceania||2 Qualifying Duos|
|Middle East||2 Qualifying Duos|
|Asia||3 Qualifying Duos|
LAST CHANCE MAJOR
|EU||9 Qualifying Duos|
|NA||8 Qualifying Duos|
|Brazil||3 Qualifying Duos|
|Oceania||1 Qualifying Duo|
|Middle East||1 Qualifying Duo|
|Asia||3 Qualifying Duos|
Want to be there and witness players compete live at the 2023 FNCS Global Championship? Secure your spot in the arena by purchasing a ticket at fn.gg/tickets.
CHAPTER 4 SEASON 3 TOURNAMENTS
Please see below for additional details on what competitive offerings will be taking place over the course of Chapter 4 Season 3.
In Chapter 4 Season 3, we’re introducing an all-new way to earn tournament points: for completing objectives throughout each match. In addition to earning points for final match placement and earned eliminations, players will be able to score bonus points by completing the following mid-match objectives in tournaments where these objectives are offered:
- Opening a Combat Cache
- Opening a Vault
- Capturing the rifting-in POI
We are keeping a close eye on these mid-match objectives and may make adjustments to how many points are awarded for successfully completing them throughout the season.
In future seasons we hope to continue to introduce new ways to earn tournament points through mid-match objectives.
FNCS COMMUNITY CUP
FNCS fans: drop into the Duos Battle Royale FNCS Community Cup on August 14 to earn FNCS-themed in-game cosmetic prizes!
Stay tuned for the reveal of the Chapter 4 Season 3 FNCS in-game cosmetics later this Season on our official Fortnite Competitive Twitter and Instagram. The FNCS Community Cup will require you to reach at least Bronze in Ranked in Battle Royale.
Looking for a new teammate? Drop into the Duos Battle Royale Fill Cups or Duos Zero Build Fill Cups! Play each match in these Cups paired with different teammates at similar-earned points. You can find the schedule for Fill Cups by checking the “Compete” tab in-game.
If you enjoyed competing with your Fill Cup teammate, add them as a friend and drop into future Fortnite Battle Royale or Zero Build competitions together! Fill Cups will require you to be at least Silver in Ranked in the corresponding Battle Royale or Zero Build track.
VICTORY CASH CUPS
Victory Cash Cups are returning in Chapter 4 Season 3 and will take place on Sundays for both Solo Battle Royale and Duos Zero Build. Qualify for Round 2 then earn a cash prize with every Victory Royale!
Victory Cash Cups are a way for us to give players of all skill levels an opportunity to compete for cash prizes in Fortnite. During Chapter 4 Season 2, more than 50% of Victory Cash Cup participants achieved their very first cash prize in Fortnite competitions.
We’re excited that cash prizes are more accessible to players of different skill levels and look forward to continuing to support this type of format. You can find the schedule for Victory Cash Cups by checking the “Compete” tab in-game. Victory Cash Cups will require you to be at least Gold in Ranked in the corresponding Battle Royale or Zero Build track.
Mark your calendars, PlayStation players! Compete in the Fortnite June PlayStation Cups from June 17-20.
There will be two Battle Royale Qualifier Cups and two Zero Build Qualifier Cups. The top 50 highest-scoring players from each Qualifier Cup will qualify for either the Battle Royale or Zero Build Fortnite June PlayStation Cup Finals (depending on if they qualified in Battle Royale or Zero Build) on June 19-20. Players in both Finals will compete for a share of $250,100! PlayStation Cup will require you to be at least Bronze in Ranked in the corresponding Battle Royale or Zero Build track.
For each Qualifier Cup and the PlayStation Cup Finals, capture mid-match objectives throughout each match at increased values! Please see below for details on this format, or reference the official Fortnite June PlayStation Cup Rules.
- Opening a Combat Cache: 3 points
- Opening a Vault: 3 points
- Capturing a rifting-in POI: 15 points
Players who earn at least eight points in either the first or second Battle Royale Qualifier Cup will earn the Cuddle Drop Spray, and players who earn at least eight points in either the first or second Zero Build Qualifier Cup will earn the Peely Drop Spray.
Battle Royale Duos Cash Cups are continuing this Season! Fetch your Duos partner and prepare for two rounds of Battle Royale competition happening throughout Chapter 4 Season 3. You can find the schedule for Duos Cash Cups by checking the “Compete” tab in-game. Cash Cups will require you to be at least Gold in Ranked Battle Royale.
CONSOLE CHAMPIONS CUP
Console players! In Chapter 4 Season 3, we will host a Console Champions Cup on August 19 and 20. The Console Champions Cup will only be available for players competing on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and will be in a four-round format. Get your Duos partner and qualify for Round 4 for an opportunity to earn cash prizes! Console Champions Cup will require you to be at least Platinum in Ranked Battle Royale.
FOLLOW FORTNITE COMPETITIVE
Keep up with all the Competitive action on Fortnite Competitive’s official Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok! Tune in to our Twitch channel or Legends Landing (3303-7480-5925) every other Thursday to watch the Drop Spot where we touch on all things Fortnite Competitive. Click the links below and follow now to stay up to date with Fortnite Competitive announcements, FNCS coverage, and more.
COMPETITIVE BAN POLICY CHANGE
In Chapter 4 Season 3, we’ve made changes to our policy on competitive bans and their impact on FNCS eligibility. Previously, players who received a competitive ban of 14 days or longer were ineligible to participate in both the then-current FNCS season and the next FNCS season. Under our new policy, players who receive a competitive ban of 14 days or longer will only be ineligible to participate in either the then-current FNCS event (e.g., an FNCS Major) or the next FNCS event, if there isn’t an FNCS event being held at the time of that 14-day competitive ban.
This new policy takes effect with the start of Chapter 4 Season 3, which means anyone actioned under the prior policy during Chapter 4 Season 2 has a fresh start going into FNCS Major 3 and will be eligible to participate as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.
COMPETITIVE FORTNITE FAQ
WHERE CAN I FIND THE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE?
You can find the tournament schedule on our website at fortnite.com/competitive under “Calendar.” You can also find your local region’s start times in the “Compete” tab in-game.
CAN I COMPETE IN MULTIPLE REGIONS THIS SEASON?
You will only be able to compete in one region’s competitive offerings this Season. Once a player participates in a region in any competitive event, they will be locked to that region for any subsequent sessions of that event.
CAN I SWITCH TEAMMATES BETWEEN FNCS WEEKS?
Yes, you can swap teammates between FNCS weeks as long as all participating players are eligible for FNCS. Please note: If you do swap teammates between FNCS weeks, you will not be able to transfer FNCS Series Points that were earned with your previous team over to your new team.
CAN I SWAP TO DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS DURING TOURNAMENTS?
No. Attempting to use an alternate account during the same FNCS session may result in disqualification.
CAN I SWAP TO DIFFERENT DEVICES DURING FNCS?
No. Once you participate in an FNCS event (e.g., an FNCS Major) on an eligible device, you will need to use the same kind of device for the rest of that FNCS event. Attempting to use a different device (for example: switching consoles, switching PCs, or switching from console to PC or vice versa) on the same account at any point during an FNCS event may result in disqualification.
CAN MULTIPLE PLAYERS USE THE SAME DEVICE DURING FNCS?
No. Attempting to use multiple accounts on the same device to compete in FNCS may result in disqualification.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REPORT A SUSPECTED CHEATER IN TOURNAMENTS?
Please report any suspicious activity in our official Tournament Support Discord and through the in-game reporting tools. You can also use the Discord Server to report any tournament issues or bugs experienced during tournament gameplay.