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Fortnite Wild Storm Lighting Cup - Start Date, Format, Prize Pool, More

Check out all the details for the upcoming Fortnite Wild Storm Lightning Cup including the start date, tournament format, and prize pool.
Fortnite Wild Storm Lighting Cup - Start Date, Format, Prize Pool, More

The action doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 with Epic Games providing a host of exciting content for players of all experience levels. In addition to game updates and tweaks to both the Battle Royale and Creative modes, the game developers have continued to schedule regular competitions and tournaments for dedicated players to test their skills.

Oftentimes, these tournaments provide awesome prize pools for players to fight for, or they can simply help the status of a prospective player attempting to break into the competitive scene. The latest tournament is now slated to go live, so check out everything you need to know about the Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup.

Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup - Start Date

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Fortnite Summer action is heating up with the "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup. (Picture: Epic Games)

As scheduled by Epic Games and later tweeted out by popular Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey, the Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup is set to begin in all regions on 11th August at 6:00 pm ET (1 pm GMT on 11th August). Players on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Switch, and PC devices will all have access to the Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup.

Many in-the-know players will notice this is the same date as the Fortnite Pgod Cup. However, the schedules should allow for players to compete in both tournaments should they so choose.

Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup - Tournament Format

The Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup in Chapter 3 Season 3 will host lobbies for Duos mode. Once entered into the "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup,  contestants will play a set number of matches (yet to be specified) and score points in an attempt to climb the standings. The points scoring system for the "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup is as follows:

  • Victory Royale + 3
  • Reach Top 2 + 2
  • Reach Top 3 + 2
  • Reach Top 4 + 1
  • Reach Top 5 + 1
  • Reach Top 6 + 1
  • Reach Top 7 + 1
  • Reach Top 8 + 1
  • Reach Top 9 + 1
  • Reach Top 10 + 1
  • Reach Top 11 + 1
  • Reach Top 12 + 1
  • Reach Top 13 + 1
  • Reach Top 14 + 1
  • Reach Top 15 + 1
  • Reach Top 16 + 1
  • Reach Top 17 + 1
  • Reach Top 19 + 1
  • Reach Top 21 + 1
  • Reach Top 23 + 1
  • Reach Top 25 + 1


  • Each Elimination +1

The calling card for this exciting new tournament is that it will utilize new or varied storm behavior at various phases of gameplay to keep players constantly on edge.

At the time of writing, there has not been a prize pool yet revealed for the Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup. We'll be sure to monitor the situation and will update you with any breaking information.

Fortnite Wild Storm Lightning Cup prize pool
Enjoy the festivities of the Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup beginning 11th August. (Picture: Epic Games)

That's everything you'll need to know about the Fortnite "Wild Storm" Lightning Cup.

For more on the game, head to our section dedicated to the latest Fortnite news, guides, features, and more.


Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.

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