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Fortnite’s Fall Skirmish begins Sept. 21, with Showdown Royale tournament to follow

The six-week event has a $10 million prize pool, but players can win elsewhere

Fortnite Fall Skirmish art Epic Games

Fortnite’s next seasonal competition, the Fall Skirmish, begins Sept. 21. Starting next Friday, players will have the chance to win money based on their in-game success. But this time around, Fall Skirmish won’t be the only way for Fortnite fans to cash in on their playtime. There will also be Showdown Royale, an in-game tournament that Epic will host in early October.

As with the Summer Skirmish, there’s a lot of cash at stake for Fall Skirmish: $10,000,000 over the six-week period. Epic Games is tweaking the kinds of modes players can participate in during the autumnal event, however.

This is how Epic Games describes the competition:

The new approach for Fall Skirmish will include both Competitive and Entertainment play formats. We’re looking to incorporate some of these new formats into our large-scale events in 2019. During Fall Skirmish, players will proudly represent themed teams and earn points based on their performances in both play formats. Each week will pose new challenges like white-knuckle ATK races, masterful golf outings, mini-games, and of course high skill competition every weekend.

Next week, there will be more information on the format that Epic is going for during the first week of Fall Skirmish. It will continue to update players on what to expect on a weekly basis, leading up to the conclusion during TwitchCon. Those dates are Oct. 26-28.

There are way fewer Showdown Royale details right now, but the “tournament system” will be open to all players. It sounds like it will comprise multiple competitive events, each one with prize money opportunities. We’ll surely learn more as October — and Fortnite season six — approaches.