Matt Pryor
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Fortnite: Thanos Cup — How To Unlock The Marvel Supervillain For Free

Marvel supervillain Thanos holds the Infinity Gauntlet with a purple trophy behind him and the text "Thanos Cup", with details of the Fortnite tournament in tow.
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ESTNN breaks down the upcoming Thanos Cup.


Thanos will return to Fortnite Battle Royale in a significant way. Old school fans might remember the Infinity Gauntlet LTM from 2018, where players could control the ultra-powerful Marvel supervillain. It was an iconic crossover for Epic Games and Fortnite that eventually led to more characters in the game, and even an in-game collaboration in Chapter 2 - Season 4. Players have had the privilege of sporting Marvel heroes and villains such as Iron Man and Mystique, but Thanos never materialized as a playable outfit until now.

Epic Games has announced that Thanos will enter the realm of Fortnite Battle Royale, this time as a playable character. Interested parties can expect the otherworldly being to arrive in the Item Shop on June 26. For those who don’t want to wait, the upcoming Thanos Cup grants players the chance to unlock the skin early.

Format & Dates

Grab your duo partner and gear up for the first-ever Thanos Cup. Epic has made a habit of offering free skins via in-game tournaments, and it’s something that the general fanbase welcomes. It carries incentives and opens more casual players to the world of competitive Fortnite. Beginning June 21, teams of two have the chance of earning Thanos’ in-game character outfit and back bling if they can finish inside a pre-determined placement threshold.

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Here is a complete breakdown of the Thanos Cup’s format:

  • Duos
  • Open to all Arena Mode ranks
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Players earn points based on the scoring system defined below

Scoring System

The tournament’s scoring criteria heavily leans in favor of placement points over eliminations. Teams who earn a Victory Royale will receive a total of 42 points toward their score. Eliminations are worth one point each.

Here is the complete scoring breakdown of the Thanos Cup:

  • Victory Royale: 42 Points
  • 2nd: 36 Points
  • 3rd: 32 Points
  • 4th: 30 Points
  • 5th: 29 Points
  • 6th: 28 Points
  • 7th: 27 Points
  • 8th: 26 Points
  • 9th: 25 Points
  • 10th: 24 Points
  • 11th: 23 Points
  • 12th: 22 Points
  • 13th: 21 Points
  • 14th: 20 Points
  • 15th: 19 Points
  • 16th: 18 Points
  • 17th: 17 Points
  • 18th: 16 Points
  • 19th: 15 Points
  • 20th: 14 Points
  • 21st: 13 Points
  • 22nd: 12 Points
  • 23rd: 11 Points
  • 24th: 10 Points
  • 25th-29th: 9 Points
  • 30th-34th: 6 Points
  • 35th-39th: 3 Points
  • 40th-44th: 2 Points
  • 45th-50th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Prize Distribution

Talented tandems that are looking to acquire Thanos’ skin and back bling will need a strong effort. All of Fortnite’s seven competitive server regions have the chance to earn the cosmetics, but it won’t be easy. Europe tops the list in terms of prize distribution. Teams that place inside the top 3,375 will collect their glorious prize winnings. The placement threshold then becomes more demanding per region. However, earning at least eight points will net your team the “Thanos Watches!” cosmetic spray as a consolation prize.

Here is the complete regional prize distribution:

Europe

  • Rank                Prize
  • 1st - 3,375th    "Thanos" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling
  • 8 Points Earned    “Thanos Watches!” Cosmetic Spray
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NA East

  • Rank                Prize
  • 1st - 1,575th          "Thanos" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling
  • 8 Points Earned    “Thanos Watches!” Cosmetic Spray

NA West

  • Rank                Prize
  • 1st - 600th          "Thanos" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling
  • 8 Points Earned    “Thanos Watches!” Cosmetic Spray

Brazil

  • Rank                Prize
  • 1st - 1,050th      "Thanos" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling
  • 8 Points Earned    “Thanos Watches!” Cosmetic Spray

Asia

  • Rank                Prize
  • 1st - 375th      "Thanos" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling.
  • 8 Points Earned    “Thanos Watches!” Cosmetic Spray

Oceania

  • Rank                Prize
  • 1st - 225th          "Thanos" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling
  • 8 Points Earned    “Thanos Watches!” Cosmetic Spray

Middle East

  • Rank                Prize
  • 1st - 300th          "Thanos" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling
  • 8 Points Earned    “Thanos Watches!” Cosmetic Spray

Visit this link to view all of this tournament’s rules and regulations as defined by Epic Games. Don’t sleep on this chance to compete in a free contest, where your team can win The Mad Titan and his in-game accessories.

Stay tuned to ESTNN for more Fortnite news and updates!

Source: Epic Games

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