'Fortnite' Summer Skirmish Week 4: Epic Tries New Hold the Throne Format

Big money for whoever rules over the competition. 

For its Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series, Epic Games will go back to a solo tournament for the Week 4 event. This time, however, it will change the format to see which player can hold the throne the longest in order to get a monster payday.

Epic released details of the Week 4 Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series on the event’s page Thursday. This week will feature a solo tournament using a new format called “Hold the Throne.” Similar to last week’s Race to the Crown format, Epic intends to get the players more active in the matches instead of playing more defensive, or “turtling.”

Summer Skirmish Week 4: Hold the Throne Format

Unlike previous tournaments, the Hold the Throne tournament has multiple ways for players to receive points. A Victory Royale earns the winner two points, getting second or third is one point, having four or more eliminations is one point, and the competitor with the most eliminations in a single match will get one point. The player with the most eliminations will continue to receive one bonus point until they’re “dethroned” by someone else with a higher number of eliminations. It takes eight points to win the event meaning someone could steal the top prize without earning a Victory Royale.

Summer Skirmish Week 4: Who’s Competing?

There will be one hundred competitors for Friday’s and Saturday’s tournaments. Superstar Fortnite: Battle Royale player Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will compete at Friday’s event along with other professional players and those who performed well at Epic’s Showdown events. Saturday will have more international players competing with a few Americans thrown in.

Summer Skirmish Week 4: Prize Money

Like in previous weeks, there’s a $500,000 prize pool each day with first place receiving $67,500. However, that’s not the only way to get big money at this event. A player who completes a Hold the Throne will receive a $50,000. This means a player could earn more than $100,000 in this tournament.

Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series Week 4 starts on Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern and then on Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern. Fans can watch the event on the official Fortnite Twitch channel or watch their favorite professional gamers streaming the event.

The last solo Summer Skirmish event worked out well for players and viewers, although Epic had to intervene when some took issue with the play of the winner of the event.