What PR Is & How It’s Calculated

Since its release in 2017, Fortnite: Battle Royale has risen in prominence and become pretty huge on the competitive scene. Epic’s financial commitment to large prize pools for the game’s tournaments have played a large part in encouraging the most seasoned players to enter, bringing their swathes of fans with them. However, if you’re only just getting into the competitive scene, some of the terminology being thrown around can be a little confusing. In particular, you might be wondering exactly what PR is in Fortnite.

What Does PR Mean in Fortnite?

PR stands for Power Rankings and this is used to determine the best players in Fortnite’s competitive scene. The rankings are updated every 24 hours over on Fortnite Tracker, with players given a score determined by their rankings and performances in previous tournaments.

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It’s worth pointing out that while Power Rankings are currently the best way of knowing who the best competitive Fortnite players are right now, they’re not ‘official’ figures from Epic Games. These are all calculated by Fortnite Tracker, an independent site from the game’s developer and publisher.

How Are Fortnite Power Rankings Calculated?

Fortnite Tracker has outlined how they’re calculating a player’s rank, and it all starts with a cumulative points model. Every event a player participates in will be worth a specific number of points, and their placement within the event, and that event’s difficulty and /or ‘significance’ will affect the number of points that particular event awards.

For every tournament, a player can earn between 5 and 1000 points, depending on their placement. Those outside of the top 100 will earn anywhere between 5 and 199 points, and those who place in the top 100 will earn from 200 to 1000 points.

Where the significance of an event comes into play is the multiplier that it’s given. According to Fortnite Tracker “a cash cup may have a 1x multiplier, while a World Cup qualifier has a 10x multiplier.”

That means that winning a World Cup qualifier would net you 10,000 points, as opposed to the maximum 1,000 points you’d get for winning a cash cup.

Finally, the number of points a player earns from an event will begin to ‘decay’ after four months have passed since the event’s completion date. 10% of the total points earned from that event will be removed from a player’s total points score after four months, and this is increased over the following 14 months.

After 18 months have passed since the event was played, it will no longer be counted towards the player’s Fortnite PR.

That’s everything you need to know regarding Fortnite’s Power Rankings, and now you know what PR is in Fortnite. For more tips, tricks and guides, head on over to our guide wiki, search for Twinfinite, or check out more of our coverage below.

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