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How to qualify for $500,000 Fortnite World Cup Warmup tournament – schedule, format, prizing, and more



With the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers less than two weeks away, Epic Games have unveiled a brand new lucrative tournament called Fortnite World Cup Warmup.The Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be an in-game Duos tournament that features a $500,000 worldwide prize pool, with qualification to it open for all players across the world.

Below you can find all of the details about this competition, including the full schedule, how to qualify, the format, and more.

When is the Fortnite World Cup Warmup?

The Fortnite World Cup Warmup will take place April 6-7, the final weekend before the first of 10 weeks of qualifier tournaments for the Fortnite World Cup.

The semifinals of the Warmup will take place during a three-hour period of matches on Saturday, April 6, and the Duos that place in the top 1,500 will advance to the finals on Sunday, April 7, which will also be decided with a three-hour period of matches.

The exact times for both stages of the tournament will be region-based, and we will have the full list of times for each region once it gets announced by Epic in the coming days. 

The Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be the final standalone tournament before the actual qualifiers kick off.

How to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Warmup

In order to qualify for this tournament, both players of an eligible Duo must have reached at least the sixth division of the Contender’s League in the Arena Mode.

This means that both players must have earned at least 225 Hype, the minimum amount amount of hype needed to reach Division Six, in the Arena Mode prior to the start of the Warmup.

Hype are points that players earn by playing matches in the Arena Mode, and these points are awarded for Victory Royales, match placements, and eliminations. 

Hype distribution in Solo matches in Fortnite’s Arena Mode.
Points distribution in Duos matches in Fortnite’s Arena Mode.

Format and scoring of the Fortnite World Cup Warmup

The format and scoring system used in the Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be very similar to previous in-game tournaments like the Blackheart and Luxe Cups.

  • Victory Royale: +3 points
  • Reach top-5: +2 points
  • Reach top-10: +2 points
  • Reach top-15: +3 points
  • Eliminations: +1 point each
The Fortnite World Cup Warmup will use a similar scoring system as other in-game tournaments before it.

Prize breakdown of Fortnite World Cup Warmup

The overall $500,000 prize pool of the Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be split up between each of the six main regions – NA West, NA East, Europe, Oceania, Asia, and Brazil.

The exact way that the prize money will be distributed to players from each regions has not yet been revealed, but players should expect Europe to receive the biggest share, followed by NA East, then NA West, then the three remaining regions.

Epic have said that they will announce further details about the Fortnite World Cup Warmup between now and the start of the tournament, which we will provide to you as soon as it becomes available. 

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Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far




The first live event of Chapter 3 is expected to take place in less than six weeks. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks.

Leaked Map Stages

All future stages for the territories controlled by both The Seven and Imagined Order have been leaked by data-miner Hypex. The maps show the Resistance will retake control of most of the Island, leaving only Command Cavern and Loot Lake for the IO. The final stage will lead the story directly into a live event, with the Imagined Order having little options left for victory.

Leaked Quest Voice Line

Epic also recently added new voice lines for the upcoming Week 6 Quests which, when reviewed closely, appear to tease the main story of a new live event. The Agent Jones character claims “one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production”, seemingly hinting that the new event could be related to Chapter 2 Season 2’s The Device, which was also focused around a “Doomsday Device”.

A transcript of the Agent Jones voice lines can be found below:

“This will not come as a surprise, but IO management loves Doomsday machines – loves them! There’s even a doomsday division at HQ, oh man their softball team is awful but they will one day destroy us all so… kind of a wash. We have very credible intel that one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production. We need to find out everything we can while we still can. Hit the field, I’ll prep the cameras . . . I have a very bad feeling that we are not ready for what we’re gonna find out.”

Doomsday Landmark

According to Fortnite data-miner GMatrixGames, a new Landmark code-named ‘DDMachine’ has been added to the game’s tags, suggesting that the Doomsday Device described by Agent Jones could be added to the map in the future.

Less than six weeks remain until the potential live event. We’ll keep you updated with the latest leaks and official announcements.

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Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25




In preparation for the upcoming item vote, the Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go have both been unvaulted for a trial period until April 25.

Players can now find the items scattered throughout the Island from Chests, Llamas, Supply Drops, Loot Sharks and ground loot. Once the short trial period ends on April 25 at 8AM ET, new gold funding stations will go live in-game on the following day to let players “fund” the item they want to see return permanently (for the rest of Season 2). The item that becomes 100% funded first will automatically be reintroduced to the loot pool as soon as the goal, of which the exact value is unknown, is reached.

We’ll keep you updated on which item gets unvaulted.

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Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon




Fortnite has re-added multiple Item Shop sections to its API, meaning they will be available very soon. Five existing sections have also been removed, suggesting Epic doesn’t plan to bring those Sets back to the Item Shop for a while.

Re-added Item Shop Sections:

  • S.T.A.R.S. Team
  • El Chapulín Colorado
  • Wu Wear (new)

Removed Item Shop Sections:

  • Silk Sonic
  • Chloe Kim
  • Cobra Kai
  • Jordan
  • Turn The Music Up

The ‘Wu Wear’ section, which was added to the API today, will contain the new Wu-Tang Clan cosmetics; featuring two Outfits, two Bundles and more.

We’ll keep you updated if any additional sections are changed.

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