Fortnite’s latest competition, the Fall Skirmish, is well underway as the various competitors prepare for week three of the event.
This week’s competition will once again focus on a duo game mode, leaving players to pair up with partners from their in-event teams. This sometimes leads to unexpected pairings of players, since players weren’t allowed to select their own teams but can select their own partners. Thanks to these rules, players who play competitively for competing teams might team up, like a FaZe player grouped up with a Team Liquid or Cloud9 player.
Each week of the Fall Skirmish uses a customized game mode created in-part by developer Epic Games in order to make the scoring a little more exciting than simply playing winner-take-all.
The custom game mode for week three is called King Pin and has been a fan favorite at past events. The mode assigns varying amounts of points to various in-game milestones. The duo with the most points after all six games are played is the winner and will take home the $67,500 prize for first place.
In this mode, finishing fourth or fifth will net a team one point, finishing second or third gets two points, while a Victory Royale gives a team three points. Eliminations will also net players a few points, with one point going out for four or five eliminations, two points for six to seven and finally, three points for eight or more.
All of these scores are pretty common, but where King Pin really sets itself apart is with its bonuses. If a team wins a match or earns seven or more kills in a match, they’ll receive double the points for everything they do in their next match. Thank to this caveat, teams often change their strategy completely from game to game in order to take advantage of these bonuses.
All of the matches in week three of Fortnite’s Fall Skirmish can be seen on the Fortnite Twitch channel or at the stream on the top of this page. The event is divided into two groups, with group one starting at 12 p.m. ET and group two — where several of the most popular North American streamers and competitive players will be playing — will get started sometime around 4:30 p.m. ET following the conclusion of group one’s matches.