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Everything you need to know about the June 2021 Fortnite Thanos Cup

Including how to get that Thanos skin early.

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Fortnite hosts the Thanos Cup on the evening of June 21, 2021. It’ll give players a chance to unlock the Thanos skin before it makes its official Item Shop debut June 26. Do you want to wield the Infinity Gauntlet in Battle Royale before all your friends? Here’s what you need to know about the tournament’s start time, rules, and how to access the official leaderboard to get Thanos early.

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When is the Fortnite Thanos Cup start time?

The Thanos Cup runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time June 21.

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Following suit from many of the Marvel-themed skin tournaments Fortnite has hosted over the past few months, the Thanos Cup is set to take pce between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. local time June 21. For those who need it, here’s the full list of start times as listed in Eastern Time.

  • NA East: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern
  • NA West: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Eastern
  • Europe: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern
  • Oceania: 4 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Eastern
  • Brazil: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern
  • Asia: 4 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Eastern
  • Middle East: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern

It’s worth remembering that, while it is possible to play in any server region by switching your region in Fortnite’s settings menu, doing so will likely cause a drop in performance that could impact your ability to compete effectively. Epic also only permits one tournament entry per Epic account, so make sure the region you decide to compete in is absolutely the right one for your geographic situation.

How does scoring work in the Thanos Cup?

Unlike some of the past skin tournaments that have been Solos affairs, the Thanos Cup requires that players have a Duos partner to compete with. Both members of the Duo must be at account level 30 or higher and have two-factor authentication enabled on their accounts. Duos will play a maximum of 10 matches during the tournament period under the following scoring metric.

  • Victory Royale: 42 Points
  • Second: 36 Points
  • Third: 32 Points
  • Fourth: 30 Points
  • Fifth: 29 Points
  • Sixth: 28 Points
  • Seventh: 27 Points
  • Eighth: 26 Points
  • Ninth: 25 Points
  • 10th: 24 Points
  • 11th: 23 Points
  • 12th: 22 Points
  • 13th: 21 Points
  • 14th: 20 Points
  • 15th: 19 Points
  • 16th: 18 Points
  • 17th: 17 Points
  • 18th: 16 Points
  • 19th: 15 Points
  • 20th: 14 Points
  • 21st: 13 Points
  • 22nd: 12 Points
  • 23rd: 11 Points
  • 24th: 10 Points
  • 25th-29th: nine Points
  • 30th-34th: six Points
  • 35th-39th: three Points
  • 40th-44th: two Points
  • 45th-50th: one Point
  • Eliminations: one Point each

How to get the Thanos skin early

The Thanos Outfit and Infinity Gauntlet Back Bling are up for grabs for those who emerge victorious.

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Now that you know when the Thanos Cup starts and how to play through it, the next step is earning the rewards. In each region, players who earn at least eight points during the competition can unlock the Thanos Watches! Spray. Beyond that standard offering, each region has its own winner threshold relative to its size. Here’s the full list of reward requirements. Winners receive the Thanos Outfit and Infinity Gauntlet Back Bling.

  • NA East: First-1,575th
  • NA West: First-600th
  • Europe: First-3,375
  • Oceania: First-225th
  • Asia: First-375th
  • Middle East: First-300th

Players can check their position on the leaderboard by scrolling over to the Competitive tab, selecting the Thanos Cup tile, and pressing the designated button to “view leaderboard” while the cup is underway. Third-party sites like Fortnite Tracker also house live leaderboards, just make sure you're looking at the correct region to monitor the results. For those who aren’t successful, the Thanos Skin can be purchased on June 26 at 8 p.m. Eastern when the Item Shop refreshes.

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