Fortnite has made a massive announcement regarding the future of competitive events for 2021.
FNCS will be coming back next year, but there will be a twist.
Here's all the news!
In a new blog post, which can be found here; Epic has noted that Trios will be the game mode for every FNCS for the entirety of 2021!
FNCS will continue throughout 2021, and we are standardizing the FNCS party size to Trios for the foreseeable future! While Trios will be a constant in FNCS, we still may alter the scoring and/or qualification formats season by season. Our hope with this change is to place more stability and consistency around FNCS.
This is great to see, as it appears Epic has finally chosen a game mode so players know what to prepare for each season!
Chapter 2 Season's 5 FNCS will begin on February 4th, 2021.
Chapter 2 - Season 5 FNCS is planned to begin February 4. This date allows plenty of time for players to adjust to the new season and give our team more time to make adjustments before FNCS play. We’ll have more detailed information for FNCS as we get closer to February.
No prize pool was noted in the blog post, but we can assume they will announce one closer to the start date!
World Cup 2021
Unfortunately, it appears there will be no LAN events for 2021.
Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff. With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup. We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future.
In the downtime between now and the beginning of the next FNCS, Epic has noted they will be holding more events throughout!
Keep an eye out for these announcements all over social media in the coming weeks.