24 August 2020 02:31
Here's everything you need to know about the Free Fortnite Cup including when it starts, the free Fortnite apple skin reward, the scoring system, and more. UPDATE: We've added a link with info regarding when the skin will be given to players under the free Fortnite rewards heading. Everyone's aware of the current dispute between Apple and Epic Games. Earlier in the week, Epic announced that they'll be holding the Free Fortnite Cup today, August 23rd. There's a bunch of different rewards for players to get their hands on during the Free Fortnite Cup, and here's everything you need to know about today's tournament.
What time does the free Fortnite cup start? When a new Fortnite cup is available for players to complete, everyone rushes to find out when it'll start on the day. The Free Fortnite Cup will start at the following times: NA-East – 3-7pm Eastern Time Do you need 2FA to enter the Free Fortnite Cup? For every tournament, Epic make clear in the blog post announcing the tournament that players need to enable 2FA in order to enter the cup or tournament. Players WILL need to enable 2FA in order to enter today's cup.
UPDATE: Here's when you'll get the Fortnite Apple Skin Now we have the free Fortnite skin out of the way, let's look at the other rewards. You can win the above gaming hardware by eating the most apples during one match or the entire cup. Players can also win the #FreeFortnite swag hat based on where they can finish in the cup. 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 This is your opportunity to win prizes including the new Tart Tycoon Outfit, swag and gaming hardware? Epic Games says the FreeFortnite Cup tournament will feature prizes and "one bad apple" The maker of video game sensation Fortnite is taunting Apple amid its legal battle with the tech titan, launching a tournament on Sunday to highlight its war on the App Store fee policy.
And one bad apple," Epic Games said in a post on its website. The "FreeFortnite Cup" is free to enter and prizes include a virtual "Tart Tycoon" outfit featuring an apple head, sunglasses and condescending frown. Players with top scores in each of the game's 20,000 regions around the world will be sent caps with a "Free Fortnite" logo playing off of Apple's iconic symbol, Epic said. Epic also encouraged players to express their displeasure with Apple on Twitter using the #FreeFortnite hashtag. Fortnite players on Apple mobile devices won't be able to access a new season of the game, set to launch Aug 27 with a software update, because the app has been removed from Apple's App Store. "These are the final days of the entire Fortnite community's ability to play together," Epic said. The company filed a lawsuit against Apple last week after the iPhone maker took Fortnite off its App Store for releasing an update that dodges revenue sharing. The latest version contains a payment system that lets player transactions bypass the App Store, preventing Cupertino-based Apple from collecting its typical 30 percent cut. Epic has asked a judge to make Apple put Fortnite back in the App Store until the matter is resolved in court. Apple on Friday voiced its opposition to such an emergency order, arguing in a legal filing that Epic's situation is a "self-inflicted wound" that could be remedied by updating Fortnite to stop bypassing the App Store payment system. The tech giant has also notified Epic it will cut off access to tools needed to tailor software for devices powered by its operating systems, according to a request by the game maker for a temporary restraining order. Gamers can still play Fortnite on Apple mobile devices, but will not receive updates because those need to come through the App Store. Epic reminded players they can access the latest versions of Fortnite on personal computers, video game consoles and Android-powered mobile devices. It is giving away 1,200 pieces of gaming hardware as prizes in the Sunday tournament. "Just because you can't play on iOS doesn't mean there aren't other awesome places to play Fortnite," Epic told fans. The Free Fortnite Cup is currently underway, and kills and victory royales aren't the only things you can do to win in this tournament. While kills and wins are the primary points earners in most Fornite tournaments, eating apples is another viable way toward victory in the Free Fortnite Cup. This is another obvious jab at Apple, which seems to be the whole theme of the tournament. Getting enough points will earn you the Tart Tycoon skin, but eating enough apples can win you prizes like game consoles, laptops, and phones. Where to Find Apples in Fortnite Apples can be found all over the Fortnite map, but there are a few places where you can find a bunch of apples just laying around. Because apples are such a coveted commodity during the Free Fortnite Cup, be careful when landing at these locations. These are the best places to find apples in Fortnite. This is your best bet for finding apples in Fortnite, but it's also one of the most highly contested drop zones for the Free Fortnite Cup. Everyone who wants to win the apple-eating prizes is bound to land here at least once, so be prepared to fight. Frenzy Farm is one of the best places to find apples. Fortnite Apple Eating Prizes If you are one of the players with the most apples eaten during the tournament session or the most apples eaten during a single match in your region, then you'll be eligible to win gaming hardware. For the full list of rules and prizes, check out the official Free Fortnite Cup rules.