Fortnite Ranked Cups Guide – How to Enter Fun New C5 Events

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Fortnite Ranked Cups Guide – How to Enter Fun New C5 Events

Fortnite Ranked Cups are back this season! How do the Fortnite Chapter 5 Ranked Cups work and how can you get involved?

Competitive Fortnite is kicking back off for the new season. There is loads of fun to be had in the new Fortnite Chapter 5, but what if you want to sweat hard against the other top players? Or against the exact players in your middle rank without too many sweats getting in the way? One of the more fun additions to the Fortnite esports ecosystem are the Fortnite Ranked Cups.

These are a new way to play against similarly matched players and even win some prizes.

The Ranked Cups are back for Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2. These are a chance to compete against players solely of your own rank.

If you manage to score enough points in the session, you’ll earn exclusive cosmetics! Each is themed to show off the rank you reached, great for getting bragging rights a few seasons down the line. It’s also exclusive. So if you’re a real collector you’ll want to make sure you're grabbing this cosmetic.

Unlike the FNCS or the Solo Victory Cash Cups, the Fortnite Chapter 5 Ranked Cups are a bit more open. Players can get involved in these tournaments at any rank in the game.

How do the Chapter 5 Fortnite Ranked Cups work and how can you get the free cosmetics on offer here?

Fortnite Ranked Cups

Fortnite OG Victory Cash Cups

Ranked Cups debuted in OG and they’ve made a return for Chapter 5. These events seem to be taking the place of the old Hype tournaments. They’re a major improvement though.

There’s actually a prize on offer this time, although it isn’t quite cash prizes like in the Cash Cups. These tournaments let players get an exclusive cosmetic. What’s fun about them too is that they’re running across formats. There is a pretty open style of event.

Players can jump into Fortnite Ranked Cups without having to fit into a really specific team format. There’s even the opportunity to solo queue and let a random fill join you for a tournament. This method is a bit rougher obviously, you might not be dominating with a complete random on your team. Although, you might still be able to earn the cosmetics this way if you don’t fancy roping a friend in.

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These events don’t have the same prestige as soon of the other events. There aren’t cash prizes like in the Fortnite Duos Cash Cups. However, you can get quite a few free rewards just for taking part in the Fortnite Chapter 5 Ranked Cups.

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Free Rewards for Fortnite Chapter 5 Ranked Cups

The Fortnite Ranked Cups are offering an exclusive cosmetic just for taking part. These aren’t for winning the tournament though. Instead, all you need to do is get a certain number of points.

There are more prizes than just a single glider this time too. They aren’t quite free Fortnite skins! These are the cosmetics you can get:

  • 6 Games Played – Bolt of light Loading Screen
  • 25 Points Earned – Chain of Stars Loading screen
  • 50 Points Earned – Constellation’s Wings Loading Screen
  • 75 Points Earned – Pantheon Ranked Glider

Most of these rewards are the same, with a loading screen for each Cup. However, the final glider will be different depending on where you sit in the ranks.

[layers will get a glider with the colors of their rank. If you get 75 in Bronze, you’ll get the bronze one. 75 in unreal and you get Unreal.

It’s a nice touch to let players show off their rank long after the has ended. Some of these could end up being some of the rarest Fortnite cosmetics in the long run too.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1

Ranked Cup Tiers

The Fortnite Ranked Cups are running in a few different tiers. Weirdly, the very best players are all lumped in together. Whereas the more sparsely populated lower end of the Fortnite ranks have a tournament each. These are the Fortnite Ranked Cup tiers you can play in.

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Diamon/Champion/Elite/Unreal

Each of these ranks gets its own lobbies and tournaments. Getting the Fortnite Chapter 5 Ranked Cups cosmetic is a bit easier in the lower ranks. Although, you run the risk of proudly displaying your rock-bottom rank on that cosmetic if you don’t grind the mode enough to make the higher tournaments.


That’s what you can unlock, but how do get points? The tournament has the same scoring for all formats. These are the details:

  • Victory Royale – 65 Points
  • 2nd – 55 Points
  • 3rd – 48 Points
  • 4th – 43 Points
  • 5th – 38 Points
  • 6th – 33 Points
  • 7th – 30 Points
  • 8th – 27 Points
  • 9th – 24 Points
  • 10th – 21 Points
  • 11-15th – 18 Points
  • 16 – 20th – 15 Points
  • 21 – 25th – 12 Points
  • 26 – 30th – 10 Points
  • 31 – 35th – 8 Points
  • 36 – 40 – 6 Points
  • 41 – 50th – 4 Points
  • 51 – 75 – 3 Points
  • Elims – 2 Points
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All Chapter 5 Fortnite Ranked Cups Tournaments – FN Ranked Cup Schedule

That’s how all of the Fortnite Ranked Cup tournaments work, when can you get involved with the tournaments and jump in though? What is the current schedule for the Fortnite Chapter 5 Ranked Cups? These are all of the dates you’ll need to keep in mind for the rest of the season.

  • April 25/26 – Solo Ranked Cup
  • May 16/17 – Solo Ranked Cup
  • April 26/27 – Duos Ranked Cup
  • April 17/18 – Duos Ranked Cup
  • April 27/28 – Squads Ranked Cup
  • May 18/19 – Squads Ranked Cup

Those are all of the dates. Each of these are for both builds of the game. The dates are only really divided up by team size. However, timing with different regions technically splits it across two days.

Each of all Fortnite servers gets the same dates for Chapter 5 Fortnite Ranked Cups. However, the Middle East server tournaments technically start the day before. It’s essentially just a time difference thing though.

Zero Build Fortnite Chapter 5 Ranked Cups

Fortnite OG Victory Cash Cups

Along with the standard Battle Royale mode, these events are running pretty much in parallel with the Fortnite Zero Builds mode. This is a nice addition for everyone who prefers to play with No Builds.

Although, if the current Fortnite player base is anything to go by, the Ranked mode is still a lot more popular for Builds right now.

That’s how all of the Fortnite Ranked Cups are going to work. With extra events and some free cosmetics, these are an interesting change.

Compared to the old Hype events, this is a much more fun way to approach Fortnite competitive. Players can earn a free glider that can show off where their rank gets to over Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2.

Fortnite Ranked Cups Guide – How to Enter Fun New C5 Events
Ashley is a dedicated Fortnite player, in hour 3,000 of trying to finish above 90th.