Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 5 Season 2: Myths and Mortals- New Season Highlights

Epic Games has rolled out Chapter 5 Season 2, also known as ‘Myths and Mortals’, for its popular online video game, Fortnite Battle Royale. This season injects a new level of excitement into the competitive gaming scene with its unique theme, new locations, weapons, and competitive details.

A Mythical Theme

Greek mythology serves as the theme for this season, plunging players into a realm of gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures. Characters like Zeus and Aphrodite feature in the Battle Pass, and there’s also a collaboration with the much-loved series Avatar: The Last Airbender, showcasing Korra.

New Locations and Weapons

The game now includes several new Points of Interest (POI), such as Mount Olympus, Grim Gate, The Underworld, and Brawler’s Battleground. These locations offer a fresh and thrilling landscape for players to explore and fight in.

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The game introduces a range of new weapons, each themed around or obtained from the various Greek deities that now inhabit the island. These include the Thunderbolt of Zeus, Gatekeeper Shotgun, Harbinger SMG, Huntress DMR, Warforged Assault Rifle, and Wings of Icarus. Players also get more customization options for their weapons with the arrival of the Thermal Scope and Speedgrip weapon mods.

Competitive Details

Chapter 5 Season 2 brings a Battle Royale between myths and mortals to the Island! As this new Season kicks off, get ready for the upcoming 2024 FNCS Major 2 Open Qualifiers and other tournaments like Ranked Cups, Mix-Up Mondays, Cash Cups, and more.

The Ranked for Chapter 5 Season 2 starts now, and your rank, among other factors, will determine your eligibility for Epic-hosted tournaments. These tournaments include those for cosmetic prizes like FNCS Community Cups and cash-prized tournaments such as the Console Cash Cup.

You can find the specific rank requirement for some of the tournaments happening this Season below or in the official rules for that tournament.

Tournament Rank Requirement

  • FNCS Major 2: Platinum I in Ranked Battle Royale
  • Ranked Cups: Eligibility Based on Your Current Rank
  • Mix-Up Mondays: No Rank Requirement
  • Duos Cash Cups: Gold I in Ranked Battle Royale
  • Solo Victory Cash Cup: Gold I in Ranked Battle Royale
  • Duos Zero Build Victory Cash Cup: Gold I in Ranked Zero Build
  • Duos Console Cash Cup: Platinum I in Ranked Battle Royale
  • PlayStation Cups: Bronze I in either Ranked Battle Royale or Zero Build

Rank Reset

In Chapter 5 Season 2, everyone’s rank has been reset to give all players a fresh start. You can now drop in and play one Ranked match to reveal your rank (one match per Battle Royale and Zero Build).

Chapter 5 Season 2 Tournaments

2024 FNCS Major 2

The 2024 FNCS Major 2 begins in Chapter 5 Season 2! Team up with your Duos partner and get ready for the Open Qualifiers happening from April 12 to April 21. More details on 2024 FNCS Major 2 will be shared on our official Fortnite Competitive social channels.

Ranked Cups

In Chapter 5 Season 2’s Ranked Cups, you can play Solo, Duos, or Squads against other competitors of the same rank pool, in both Battle Royale and Zero Build. For the Duos and Squads competitions, you can queue as a Solo Fill player to be matchmade with other Solo Fill players.

If you play at least six matches in any Ranked Cup, you’ll earn the Bolt of Light Loading Screen. If you earn at least 25 points, you’ll get the Chain of Stars Loading Screen, 50 points will get you the Constellation’s Wings Loading Screen, and 75 points will earn you the Pantheon Ranker Glider! This Glider will reflect the rank of the Ranked Cup you participated in at the time, so as you Rank up, you will need to play another Ranked Cup to upgrade your Glider to your current Rank.

See below for the dates of each Ranked Cup!

Solo Ranked Cups

  • April 4: Solo Ranked Cup #1 (ME)
  • April 5: Solo Ranked Cup #1 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)
  • April 25: Solo Ranked Cup #2 (ME)
  • April 26: Solo Ranked Cup #2 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)
  • May 16: Solo Ranked Cup #3 (ME)
  • May 17: Solo Ranked Cup #3 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)

Duos Ranked Cups

  • April 5: Duos Ranked Cup #1 (ME)
  • April 6: Duos Ranked Cup #1 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)
  • April 26: Duos Ranked Cup #2 (ME)
  • April 27: Duos Ranked Cup #2 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)
  • May 17: Duos Ranked Cup #3 (ME)
  • May 18: Duos Ranked Cup #3 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)

Squads Ranked Cups

  • April 6: Squads Ranked Cup #1 (ME)
  • April 7: Squads Ranked Cup #1 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)
  • April 27: Squads Ranked Cup #2 (ME)
  • April 28: Squads Ranked Cup #2 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)
  • May 18: Squads Ranked Cup #3 (ME)
  • May 19: Squads Ranked Cup #3 (OCE, ASIA, EU, BR, NA)

Mix-Up Mondays

Look forward to Monday! Mix-Up Mondays offer a weekly dose of excitement — with the scoring, formats, and goals changing each week. Showcase your skills every Monday.

Cash Cups

Battle Royale Duos Cash Cups are back this Season! Team up with your Duos partner in these Cups and engage in two rounds of intense Battle Royale competition. Stay updated on the Duos Cash Cups schedule in the “Compete” tab in-game.

To participate in the Cash Cups, you must be at least Gold I rank in Ranked Battle Royale.

Victory Cash Cups

Victory Cash Cups are waiting in Battle Royale Chapter 5 Season 2 for Solo Battle Royale and Duos Zero Build. After qualifying for Round 2, you’ll earn a cash prize with every Victory Royale obtained during that round!

You can find the schedule for Victory Cash Cups in the “Compete” tab in-game. Victory Cash Cups will require you to be at least Gold I in Ranked Battle Royale or Ranked Zero Build (depending on whether you’re competing in the Solo Victory Cash Cup or Duos Zero Build Victory Cash Cup).

Console Cash Cup

Console players! In Chapter 5 Season 2, team up with your Duos partner and drop into up to four Duos Console Cash Cups. These Duos Console Cash Cups will only be available for players competing on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The Cups will be in a two-round format — qualify for Round 2 for an opportunity to earn cash prizes!

The Console Cash Cup will be a Battle Royale competition, and the rank requirement will be at least Platinum I in Ranked Battle Royale.

PlayStation Cups

PlayStation players! Compete in the Fortnite PlayStation Cups from May 31 through June 15, 2024. There’s a Battle Royale edition and Zero Build edition, both being Solo tournaments. See below for the dates of each Qualifier and Finals!

  • March 15 – Zero Build PlayStation Cup Qualifier 1
  • March 16 – Battle Royale PlayStation Cup Qualifier 1
  • March 22 – Zero Build PlayStation Cup Qualifier 2
  • March 23 – Battle Royale PlayStation Cup Qualifier 2
  • March 29 – Zero Build PlayStation Cup Finals
  • March 30 – Battle Royale PlayStation Cup Finals

The top 50 highest-scoring players from each Qualifier Cup will qualify for either the Zero Build Finals happening March 29, or the Battle Royale Finals happening March 30 (depending on if they qualified in Battle Royale or Zero Build). Players in both Finals will compete for a share of $250,100!

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Whether or not you make it to the Finals, you can get an in-game reward in the Qualifiers! Players who earn at least 25 points in one of the Qualifiers will earn the Ghoul Popsicle Spray:

The PlayStation Cups will require you to be at least Bronze I in Ranked Battle Royale or Ranked Zero Build, depending on whether you’re competing in the Battle Royale or Zero Build Cup.

Women of the erena Featuring Fortnite

Women of the erena (WOTE) Featuring Fortnite returns in Chapter 5 Season 2. This all-women competition is an invitational qualifier series featuring 44 Duos battling in both Battle Royale and Zero Build for a share of a $75,000 prize pool.

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Watch who will become the Fortnite Champions of the erena on erena’s Twitch channel. Dates and times below:

  • March 16 @ 2 PM ET – Qualifier 1
  • March 16 @ 4:30 PM ET – Qualifier 2
  • March 23 @ 2 PM ET – Main Event

Interested in competing? Fill out the Player Interest Form here.

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