How to participate in the Free Fortnite Cup?

Epic Games has announced the Free Fortnite Cup—its latest response to the ongoing legal battle with Apple and Google. The tournament will be available for all players, with in-game rewards and physical products up for grabs. Competitors will play through 12 games in the Solos mode as they try to accumulate points toward a leaderboard placement.

Participate in the Free Fortnite Cup

The Free Fortnite Cup will begin on August 23 and last for four hours total. Players will be able to participate across all platforms, including Android and iOS devices, with the event being readily available to those who show up on time. 

Players will earn points by:

  • Alive Time – 1 point per 3 minutes not eliminated
  • Eliminations – 1 point per elimination
  • Victory Royale – 10 points per Victory Royale

Since there is a maximum of 12 Solo games, Epic Games has accounted for leaderboard ties. As such, tiebreakers will be determined by total points scored, total Victory Royales, average eliminations in the session, average placement per match in the session, total seconds survived across all matches, and a coin flip. Other rules about the event can be found on the official page

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The tournament will encompass regions that include Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. Each region features the same rewards available, but their own classification for leaderboard placements. 

The prizes include a “Tart Tycoon” in-game cosmetic outfit and Free Fortnite Swag Hat. In addition, Gaming Hardware is on the list, from an Alienware Gaming Laptop, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, OnePlus 8, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, to Nintendo Switch.

  • Event Prizes – Europe
    • 1st – 8,000th #FreeFortnite Swag – Hat
    • 10 points earned “Tart Tycoon” In-game Cosmetic Outfit
    • Top 240 players with the most apples eaten across the session Gaming Hardware
    • Top 240 players with the most apples eaten in a single match Gaming Hardware
  • Event Prizes – NA East
    • 1st – 5,000th #FreeFortnite Swag – Hat
    • 10 points earned “Tart Tycoon” In-game Cosmetic Outfit
    • Top 150 players with the most apples eaten across the session Gaming Hardware
    • Top 150 players with the most apples eaten in a single match Gaming Hardware
  • Event Prizes – NA West
    • 1st – 2,000th #FreeFortnite Swag – Hat
    • 10 points earned “Tart Tycoon” In-game Cosmetic Outfit
    • Top 60 players with the most apples eaten across the session Gaming Hardware
    • Top 60 players with the most apples eaten in a single match Gaming Hardware
  • Event Prizes – Brazil
    • 1st – 2,000th #FreeFortnite Swag – Hat
    • 10 points earned “Tart Tycoon” In-game Cosmetic Outfit
    • Top 60 players with the most apples eaten across the session Gaming Hardware
    • Top 60 players with the most apples eaten in a single match Gaming Hardware
  • Event Prizes – Asia
    • 1st – 1,000th #FreeFortnite Swag – Hat
    • 10 points earned “Tart Tycoon” In-game Cosmetic Outfit
    • Top 30 players with the most apples eaten across the session Gaming Hardware
    • Top 30 players with the most apples eaten in a single match Gaming Hardware
  • Event Prizes – Oceania
    • 1st – 1,000th #FreeFortnite Swag – Hat
    • 10 points earned “Tart Tycoon” In-game Cosmetic Outfit
    • Top 30 players with the most apples eaten across the session Gaming Hardware
    • Top 30 players with the most apples eaten in a single match Gaming Hardware
  • Event Prizes – Middle East
    • 1st – 1,000th #FreeFortnite Swag – Hat
    • 10 points earned “Tart Tycoon” In-game Cosmetic Outfit
    • Top 30 players with the most apples eaten across the session Gaming Hardware
    • Top 30 players with the most apples eaten in a single match Gaming Hardware

The Free Fortnite Cup is the result of a legal battle after Epic Games decided to sell its V-Bucks,outside of the Apple and Google marketplace. The two companies have since removed the popular battle royale from their mobile application stores, with no further news on a resolution. 

Ethan Chen
Staff Writer