Fortnite Alpha Tournament Guide - Start Times, Pin Reward, How to Earn Points

Fortnite Alpha Tournament Guide - Start Times, Pin Reward, How to Earn Points

Here's our complete guide to the Fortnite Alpha Tournament, including all the start times, as well as how to earn points quickly.

The Fortnite Alpha Tournament is now underway, and all players across all platforms have the chance to compete against one another while the mode is live. In this Fortnite Alpha Tournament guide, we’ll be detailing everything you need to know about the new mode if it’s your first time playing, as well as revealing how you can earn Points as quickly as possible.

If you instead need any information on the current season of Battle Royale, you’ll want to head over to our Fortnite Season 6 guide. It’s on this main page that you can find all the details you need on every challenge that’s been included with the season to date, as well as a full list of all the character skins that are locked behind reward tiers in the Season 6 Battle Pass.

Fortnite Alpha Tournament Start Times

If you tab over to the ‘Events’ page on the main Battle Royale menu, you can see a complete list of all current and future events for Fortnite. The event running right now is the Alpha Tournament, which is basically a test run for Epic, to see how tournaments function in their massive game. Just below, you can check out all the dates and times for the Alpha Tournament, as it resurfaces over the course of multiple days.

  • October 16 - 9 am PT/12 pm ET, until 12 pm PT/3 pm ET.
  • October 17 - 9 am PT/12 pm ET, until 12 pm PT/3 pm ET.
  • October 18 - 9 am PT/12 pm ET, until 12 pm PT/3 pm ET.
  • October 19 - 9 am PT/12 pm ET, until 12 pm PT/3 pm ET.
  • October 10 - 9 am PT/12 pm ET, until 12 pm PT/3 pm ET.
  • October 21 - 9 am PT/12 pm ET, until 12 pm PT/3 pm ET.

The Alpha Tournament is merely the first of several planned Tournaments taking place within Fortnite Battle Royale. Going forward, we’ll be providing coverage and the schedules of various additional events in Battle Royale, including the Fortnite Beta Tournament, taking place later this month.

How to Earn Fortnite Tournament Points

The rewards of each Tournament will vary, but for the Alpha Tournament in Fortnite Battle Royale, you’ll be able to unlock a special Pin for your profile, if you should earn more than 20 Points over the course of the Alpha Tournament. Just below, we’ll be outlining how many Points you can earn for different actions while playing in the Alpha Tournament.

  • 3 Eliminations - 1 Point.
  • 5 Eliminations - 1 Point.
  • 7 Eliminations - 1 Point.
  • Reach Top 10 - 1 Point.
  • Reach Top 3 - 1 Point.
  • Victory Royale - 1 Point.

It’s actually quite difficult to earn Points in Fortnite’s Alpha Tournament event. Not only this, but you’ll need to earn 20 Points in total which, as you can tell from the list just above, means you’ll have to eliminate your fair share of players, or achieve quite a few Victory Royales.

Now that we’re at the end of our Fortnite Alpha Tournament guide, you can check out our additional coverage of Epic’s game here at USgamer. Head over to our best Fortnite skins page, where we rank the top 25 character outfits in the game.

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