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FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 6 Schedule, Prize Pool, Format, Scoring System & More

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Epic Games reveals details ahead of FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 6.


The latest Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is less than one month away. With a targeted start date of April 22, competitive Fortnite trios across the game’s seven regions prepare for another $3M USD gauntlet. Last season saw seven winners, all of whom claimed the Axe of Champions and a piece of that massive prize pool. Chapter 2 - Season 6 offers the same incentive to thousands of teams who want to cement themselves as their region’s best. Epic Games just released all of this season’s critical FNCS details, which we will take a look at and analyze thoroughly.

FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 6 Format & Schedule

The Fortnite Team decided to make trios the standard format through all of 2021, which remains the same. FNCS Season 6 begins with a round of three weekly Qualifiers followed by Semi-Finals, also known as Heats. Only 33 trios can advance from the Semi-Finals to the Grand Finals, where all of the money will be on the line. The fan-favorite Reboot Round is still in play, albeit under a different format. Here is a more visually appealing summary of the advancement process:

Qualifiers

  • Top three teams in each advance directly to the Grand Finals
  • Top 99 teams based on Series Points will split into three Semi-Final Heats

Semi-Finals

  • Three Heats each with 33 teams
  • Six matches
  • The top six trios from each Heat move into the Grand Finals
  • Teams who finish between 7th and 17th will compete in the Reboot Round

Reboot Round

  • Thirty-three teams
  • Three matches
  • Each game-winning team moves into the Grand Finals

Grand Finals

  • Thirty-three teams
  • Twelve matches spread across two days
  • The highest point-earning team claims first place and the Axe of Champions
  • The top three Grand Finalists secure themselves a spot in FNCS Season 7 Finals

Now, here is the complete schedule breakdown for FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 6:

  • 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

Also Read: Top Fortnite Free Agents 2021 

FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 6 Scoring System

Epic Games changed the scoring system this season based on player feedback. The new system applies only to Round 4 of each Qualifier, the Semi-Finals and Grand Finals, which now awards more placement points after critical Storm Surge thresholds throughout each match. Eliminations are worth one point in the first three rounds and increase to two points beyond. Here is the scoring system breakdown for both stages of this season’s FNCS:

Rounds 1, 2 and 3

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Round 4, Semi-Finals and Grand Finals

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

Also Read: Arena Mode Explained - Hype, Bus Fare, Storm Surge, Divisions & More 

FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 6 Prize Pool

FNCS Season 6 features the same prize pool distribution as last season. Europe tops the charts with a whopping $1.35M USD, and NA East is not far behind with $690K USD. Here is the precise prize breakdown for all seven competitive regions:

  • Europe - $1.35M USD
  • NA East - $690K USD
  • NA West - $300K USD
  • Brazil - $300K USD
  • Asia - $150K USD
  • Middle East - $120K USD
  • Oceania - $90K USD

That covers everything we know so far about FNCS Chapter 2 - Season 6. Anyone looking to compete needs to reach the Champion Division in Arena Mode.  Refer back to this breakdown if more information comes through in the weeks leading up to the first FNCS Qualifier.

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