Given how difficult it can be to actually find a PS5 these days, you’ve got to take all the opporunities you can get. Epic Games is hosting a Fortnite tournament this week, and the grand prize is the white whale in the gaming world at the moment: a free PS5. All you need to do is be one of the best Fortnite players in the entire world. No problem.
The Fortnite Generations cup is a solo tournament that’s only available to PlayStation players. It will go for three hours on December 18, and you can read up on the scoring system here. Here are the times for the different regions:
- OCE: 2:00 AM – 5:00 AM
- ASIA: 4:00 AM – 7:00 AM
- ME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- EU: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
- BR: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- NAE: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- NAW: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
The grand prize, clearly, is the free PS5. There will be only one PS5 distributed in each region, for a total of 7 in the whole world. Honestly, that’s probably all that Epic Games was able to procure, because Sony is selling all the consoles they can get right now.
If you don’t win, you can still get a free skin called “Indigo Kuno”, up there in the header to this piece. Those will still be fairly rare, so in all likelihood you’ll be walking away with nothing but your memories. I will always beat the drum that Epic needs to include smaller prizes for people that finish in the top 50th percentile or what not, but that’s clearly not the case here. Check the rules for how many skins will be distributed in each region.
It’s a little amusing, in some ways, that this tournament is exclusive to PlayStation. Because how hilarious would it be to have a bunch of people playing on Xbox in order to try and jump ship to the competition? Or a bunch of mobile players looking to upgrade to console. Regardless, if you’re on PS4, it means you’ve got a better shot at things. If you’re on PS5, maybe don’t try to win? That would be somewhat lame.