Fortnite box fighters will finally have their moment to shine.
Box fighting in competitive Fortnite has rapidly become one of the most important mechanics to master. Some of the world’s best players, including Clix, Khanada, Dubs, Mongraal, Unknown and countless others, have spent hours mastering the best techniques. It’s almost an art form in a sense, where two players or more practice piece control, clean edits and precise aim against each other. Without experience in box fights, it’d be tough to remain a top player in competitive Fortnite. Epic Games has finally come to their sense to host an official tournament utilizing the box fight game mode with cash prizes on the line. Let’s take a look at what the box fight Wild Wednesday tournament will provide.
Two enter, only one leaves.
Compete in Fortnite’s First Official Box Fight Tournament this Wednesday! A big thanks to @HassanFTN and @ShrideFN for putting the Creative Island together. Read more about the tournament here: https://t.co/Y7l65ICSqp
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) October 26, 2020
“This is your invitation to Fortnite’s first official Box Fight Tournament this Wednesday, October 28, as part of our Wild Wednesday Tournament format. Compete 1-on-1 against the top Fortnite Creative players in your region to be crowned a champion of the Box Fight arena.”
Wild Wednesday Box Fight Format
This Wild Wednesday format is much different, considering that box fighting is much different from other more traditional game types. See the entire structure below:
- Three-hour session
- A maximum of 35 matches
- Must be in Open League Division II to participate
It will be essential to clean up as many of the 35 matches as possible to maximize potential points; Especially considering the scoring system, which we will dive into next.
Wild Wednesday Box Fight Scoring System
The scoring system differs from most others that we typically see in competitive Fortnite. Usually, placement points would come into play, as would elimination points. However, box fighters need not worry about elimination points because the placement is all that matters. Here is the scoring system for the Wild Wednesday Box Fight tournament.
- 1st: 1 point
It’s as simple as that. Competitors will either win and receive one point per match or lose and receive no points. Those looking to earn some cash will surely need all 35 potential points to finish inside the money.
Wild Wednesday Box Fight Prize Pool
This tournament’s prize pool is rather hefty compared to your standard Cash Cups. Epic has shown a commitment to the more tame Wild Wednesday competitions. Europe tops the list, with $5K USD going to first place. Players inside the top-20 will earn at least a little bit of money for their efforts. Here are the prize breakdowns for both Europe and NA East.
Event Prizes - Wild Wednesday - Europe
- Rank Prize
- 1st $5,000
- 2nd $4,000
- 3rd $3,000
- 4th $2,500
- 5th $2,400
- 6th $1,800
- 7th $1,500
- 8th $1,300
- 9th $1,200
- 10th-20th $1,000
Event Prizes - Wild Wednesday - NA East
- Rank Prize
- 1st $3,000
- 2nd $2,500
- 3rd $2,000
- 4th $1,800
- 5th $1,500
- 6th-10th $1,000
- 11th-15th $800
Epic Games seems to be testing all sorts of game types for Wild Wednesday, so it’s exciting to see Box Fight players receive some attention. Official Fortnite Box Fight competition could continue in the future. The Wild Wednesday Box Fight tournament will take place this Wednesday, October 26, for the NA East region. All region-specific times will vary, so be sure to check your in-game tab for the exact time and date.
Refer to Fortnite’s official blog post for all information about the Box Fight tournament.