Lachlan and Epic Games will host a one-of-a-kind tournament to celebrate his Fortnite skin release.
Two days ago, Epic Games revealed that Australian Fortnite player and content creator Lachlan "Lachlan" Power would join the ICON Series alongside Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and Kathleen "Loserfruit" Belsten. He would be the third personality to receive his own item shop set, equipped with a skin, back bling, pickaxe and emote. Epic announced that the Lachlan's Cosmic Set would hit the item shop on November 13, but Fortnite players could win the set in a mysterious "one-of-a-kind" tournament. After much speculation, the developers unveiled Lachlan's Pickaxe Frenzy, a genuinely unique Fortnite competition, unlike any before.
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Lachlan worked closely with Epic Games to produce a tournament where players can earn the Aussie's Fortnite set before anyone else on November 8. The developers released a blog post detailing what to expect.
"Compete in Lachlan's Pickaxe Frenzy starting Saturday, November 8 for an opportunity to earn Lachlan's Cosmetic Set before it hits the Item Shop. Winners will have the chance to display the Lachlan Outfit and Back Bling, pickaxe, and Emote in-game before anyone else."
Now that we know what's on the line for those who partake in Lachlan's Pickaxe Frenzy let's see what makes this tournament unique compared to others within competitive Fortnite.
"In this tournament, you and your two friends will need to find different ways to be resourceful to earn the Victory Royale. With only a pickaxe as your primary weapon, search for Rusty Cans, Impulse Grenades, Decoy Grenades and Supply Drops to protect your team and eliminate your opponents."
Trios will have no actual weapons to use outside of their trusty harvesting tools. However, other options like Rusty Cans, Impulse Grenades, Decoy Grenades and Supply Drops will be available around the map to gain a bit of leverage on the field. Unfortunately, the competition grows even more challenging. There will be no healing items. Eliminating opponents and emoting is the only way to regenerate health and shield. Players cannot rely on their building prowess as much, seeing that they can only carry ten of each material.
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Here is the format for Lachlan's Pickaxe Frenzy:
Lachlan's tournament will feature a unique scoring system. Trios will earn 70 points for a Victory Royale, rightfully so given the stipulations. Each elimination will be worth three points. See the entire scoring system below:
All seven regions will have the opportunity to earn Lachlan's Cosmic Set in this tournament. However, participants will need to finish inside a pre-determined placement threshold to grab themselves the latest ICON Series set. The top 1,100 teams in Europe will take home the Lachlan set. See the rest of each region below:
Event Prizes - Europe
Event Prizes - NA East
Event Prizes - NA West
Event Prizes - Brazil
Event Prizes - Asia
Event Prizes - Oceania
Event Prizes - Middle East
Lachlan will compete in this tournament live on his YouTube channel on November 7. He will also reveal his Cosmic Set on that same day before 7 PM EST. See all the rules for this tournament on Fortnite's website. Be sure to tune in and compete in this genuinely different tournament for a chance to win this new Fortnite item shop addition!
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