18 Fortnite

18.1 Anti-Cheat

No additional anti-cheat is required for official matches.


18.2 Match Procedure

The higher seed will create the match lobby. Matches are played as a Best of Three in the preseason and regular season, Best of Five in the postseason, and Best of Seven for Grand Finals.


18.2.1 Match Format

Players are encouraged to document proof of their match to aid in any potential match disputes.


Players should have their matchmaking region set on automatic. The higher seed player will invite the lower seed player to a lobby which is set to Duos with no fill. In the event that an incorrect format is used, the match must be stopped and reset. Previously played games with incorrect formats will not count towards the series. Players will play until the game ends (as defined below), and the winner will be determined based on the win condition in 18.2.3.


A game ends when both players are no longer standing (as defined in 18.2.2) or the Victory Royale screen appears.


Players may still score eliminations after they are no longer standing (traps, grenades, etc.). Any eliminations that occur after the game ends will not count towards a players’ score.


18.2.2 Standing Player Definition

A player is considered standing if they are not downed or eliminated. Thus, if a player is downed or eliminated, they are considered not standing.


18.2.3 Win Condition

The last player standing will win the game. If both players are still standing until the same time then the player who has the most eliminations will win the game. In the event where both players have the same number of eliminations and are standing until the same time, the player who got the last elimination will win the game. Any further ties will result in the replay of the game in question.


18.3 Working Together and Sabotage

Players may work together when playing. They also may kill steal, loot steal and follow each other around but are NOT allowed to destroy chests that the opposing player is actively going for or build a wall that intentionally blocks your opponent from getting loot. Intentionally blocking your opponent's shots/travel or loot acquisition when not on a structure built by you is forbidden. Players are not allowed to cause the death, injury, or sabotage of the opposing player. This includes but is not limited to: intentionally destroying/damaging their built structures/cover, making them fall, purposely hitting them with boogie bombs or impulse grenades, or causing an interruption of healing. Shooting at or around your opponent in a manor to draw attention to your opponent is forbidden. A word of advice to avoid any potential sabotage would be to simply stay away from your opponents.


18.4 Player Disconnects/Stoppage of Play

In the event that a player drops from the server during a game that player will no longer be considered standing and the game will continue until completion unless both players agree to a redo. In the event that a player drops from the server before any players are able to eject from the Battle Bus, the game must be redone. Abusing disconnects may result in a player forfeiting the match.


18.5 Restrictions

18.5.1 Cosmetics

No cosmetics (glider/umbrella, outfit, harvesting tool, back bling, contrail, loading screen) are currently prohibited from use in official matches.


18.5.2 Emotes

No emotes are currently prohibited from use in official matches


18.5.3 Game Modes

Only the normal Duos game mode can be played in official matches. Limited time game modes and the Squads mode are prohibited from play in official matches.


18.6 Player Count

Matches are played as 1 vs 1, meaning that only one player may participate in the match for either side.