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How to get free rewards in Fortnite's Arena mode

Epic Games gives players free rewards in Fortnite's competitive Arena mode. Here's how to climb through the ranking system to earn rewards.
How to get free rewards in Fortnite's Arena mode

Epic Games has made several changes to its battle royal game Fortnite in Chapter 3 Season 2. Additions like the Zero Build mode have undoubtedly attracted a fresh set of faces to the game, and Epic has now found a way to lure more players towards its competitive Arena mode. 

Completing Arena matches rewards you with "Hype" points that determine your ranking in Fortnite's competitive world, which lets you participate in various in-game tournaments. The publisher has added a new incentive for players to play the Arena mode, as we explain how you can get free Arena rewards in Fortnite.

How does Fortnite Arena mode's ranking system work?

Fortnite's Arena mode has three game modes for players to participate in Solo, Duos, or Trios matches. The competitive mode features three ranked leagues, Open League, Contender League, and Champion League, which they'll need Hype to progress.

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Arena is Fortnite's competitive game mode that features three leagues and ten divisions to progress. (Picture: Epic Games)

Earning "Hype" points allows you to scale up and reach the highest league, which is dependent on total eliminations to receive a match placement. Your division ranking thus unlocks various Fortnite events where you can compete for cash prizes.

How to unlock free rewards in Fortnite's Arena mode?

The Arena levels are further sub-classified into ten categories: Division 1 to Division 10. Fortnite dataminer Shinna said that players would start unlocking free Arena rewards after reaching Contender League Division 1.

Furthermore, players will receive additional rewards until they reach Champion League Division 3, which Epic Games has confirmed. If you didn't know about Fortnite's Division system, we've listed the entire ranking system below:

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Players can start unlocking Arena rewards once they reach Contender League Division 1. (Picture: Epic Games)
  • Open League - Division 1 (0 – 249 Hype)
  • Open League - Division 2 (250 – 499 Hype)
  • Open League - Division 3 (500 – 999 Hype)
  • Open League - Division 4 (1,000 – 1,499 Hype)
  • Contender League - Division 1 (1,500 – 2,499 Hype)
  • Contender League - Division 2 (2,500 – 3,999 Hype)
  • Contender League - Division 3 (4,000 – 5,999 Hype)
  • Champion League - Division 1 (6,000 – 11,999 Hype)
  • Champion League - Division 2 (12,000 – 15,999 Hype)
  • Champion League - Division 3 (16,000+ Hype)

As you can see, you need at least 1,500 hype points to start unlocking free Arena rewards in Fortnite. You can earn a free wrap cosmetic if you're placed in the Contender League Division One or higher at the end of the competitive season. 

For more battle royale and competitive content, check our dedicated section for Fortnite news, updates, guides and more.


Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.