Fortnite Season 6 FNCS Details – Start Date, Schedule and Prize Pool

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS details are finally here from Epic Games. Let’s get the hype towards the finals started!

After the conclusion of FNCS Season 5 with the crowning of winners from all the six regions, we now have the details of the upcoming Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS.

Read more to learn about the start date, schedule and prize pool of this legendary Fortnite tournament!

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Fortnite Season 6 FNCS Start Date and Schedule

Announced by Epic Games on their website, below is the planned schedule all the way from the first qualifier to the finals:

Qualifier 1: Middle East – April 22-24. All other regions – April 23-25
Qualifier 2: Middle East – April 29-May 1. All other regions – April 30-May 2
Qualifier 3: Middle East – May 6-8. All other regions – May 7-9
Bye Week: May 13-16
Semi-Finals: Middle East – May 21. All other regions – May 22
Reboot Round: Middle East – May 22. All other regions – May 23
Finals: Middle East May 28-29. All other regions – May 29-30

Prize Pool Distribution Of The Upcoming Season

Epic Games have announced that the upcoming FNCS is set to feature a prize pool of $3 million up for grabs. This comes as part of their plan for distributing $20,000,000 over the course of 2021. 

Fortnite FNCS
Image taken from Epic Games’ website

The distribution of the $3 million is currently based on the most recent competitive participation and regional game population. Below is the prize pool distribution of Fortnite Season 6 FNCS –

EU NAE NAW BR ASIA ME OCE
$1,350,000 $690,000 $300,000 $300,000 $150,000 $120,000 $90,000

Epic Games also has plans for mid and end of year competitions where they will bring together the top-performing FNCS players of each region in multiple competitive formats to compete for an additional $8,000,000 in prizes. Stay tuned to us in the future to learn about these developments.

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Format Changes To Fortnite Season 6 FNCS

Epic Games has made “slight adjustments” to this season’s qualification format.

Teams that placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in Chapter 2 Season 5 already qualify into Finals for Chapter 2 Season 6 and thus cannot participate in the Qualifiers or Semi-Finals.

Some quick highlights of the format changes are:

  • Top 3 teams from each Qualifier will skip Semi-Finals and directly advance to Finals. All other teams earn Series Points for the opportunity to advance to Semi-Finals.
  • All regions will have three Heats (instead of four last season) in Semi-Finals and the Heats will be played on the same day.
  • Reboot Round is expanded and will have, at a minimum, three matches and up to six matches total.

Fortnite Season 6 FNCS Scoring

There are a few adjustments for single-lobby rounds compared the last season’s point format based on player feedback. FNCS has decided to award points more evenly across the top and at pivotal points during a match. Most importantly, teams that make it past Storm Surge thresholds will be rewarded.

Fortnite FNCS
Image taken from Epic Games’ website
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The adjusted scoring for Fortnite Season 6 FNCS is:

Victory Royale: 30
2nd: 26
3rd: 24
4th: 22
5th: 21
6th: 20
7th: 19
8th: 18
9th: 17
10th: 16
11th: 14
12th: 13
13th: 12
14th: 11
15th: 10
16th: 9
17th: 8
18th-24th: 5

 

Each Elimination: 2 Points

The scoring format for earlier rounds that do not use a single lobby system (Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3) will remain unchanged from last season.

The Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS Official Rules will be coming soon and can be found in the Rules Library when posted.

FNCS All-Star Showdown Start Date

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Finally, after Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS concludes, the competition shall continue into the FNCS All-Star Showdown. It will take place on June 23-26. The main event shall feature a Solo Tournament featuring top players from each region over the past two FNCS tournaments.

The top 15 teams from Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS and the top 15 teams from Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS will receive invitations to the FNCS All-Star Showdown for a total of 90 players. They will compete to determine who is the best player in their region.

Some invited players will also compete as individuals in the Creative Mode skills challenges. This will take place during the days that lead up to the Solo Championship. The FNCS All-Star Showdown is set to sport a combined prize pool of $3,000,000 with other details that will arrive later this season.

For the entire breakdown of Fortnite Season 6 FNCS, click here.

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