'Fortnite' Black Widow Cup Start Time & How to Get the Black Widow Skin Early

Fortnite hosts its Black Widow cup November 11 and, just like the Ghost Rider and Daredevil Cups before it, success in the new tournament offers early access to an exclusive Marvel-themed bundle. Want that skin, Snow Suit Outfit and Back Bling as early as possible? Here's everything you need to know.

What time is the Black Widow Cup in Fortnite?

According to its official in-game tournament page, the Black Widow Cup is set to take place November 11 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern Time on the East Coast. In other words, if you're trying to coordinate with players across time zones, there may be different start times you should be aware of. For those playing locally, though, the timing should be fairly simple. Each tournament is three hours long.

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'Fortnite's Black Widow Cup begins November 11. See the list of regional start times below. 'Fortnite' is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Android. Epic Games

Here's the list of regional start times converted into Eastern Standard Time for those who need it:

  • NA East: 6 p.m.
  • NA West: 9 p.m.
  • Europe: 12 p.m.
  • Oceania: 2 a.m.
  • Brazil: 4 p.m.
  • Asia: 4 a.m.
  • Middle East 9 a.m.

How does scoring work in the Black Widow Cup?

As far as the tournament's rules are concerned, there are only a few basic provisions you must adhere to before being allowed entry. Participants must have two-factor authentication enabled on all teammate accounts, and all accounts must be at account level 30 as well. Since matchmaking is disabled for these tournaments, you'll need a friend to play with. To learn more about 2FA specifically, feel free to read our 2FA guide.

Teams will be playing the duos variant of the Marvel Knockout LTM across a maximum of 10 matches. In the mode, all players spawn with a random loadout of superhero abilities that's mirrored across teams. In other words, while the abilities you get may be great or terrible, your enemies will have the exact same kit. The goal is to accrue as many Eliminations as possible within the time limit to rise up the in-game ladder. In this tournament, you'll receive points based on how high you place on each of your 10 match ladders.

  • First: 25 points
  • Second: 10 points
  • Third-fourth: five points
  • Fifth-eighth: three points
  • Ninth-16th: one point

How to get the Black Widow skin early

Based on the point system listed above, the only way to get the Black Widow Snow Suit bundle early is to reach a certain placement threshold on the overall tournament leaderboard. You can view the leaderboard in-game as the action unfolds by going to the Black Widow Cup page.

Here are the placements you must achieve based on your region:

  • NA East: First-750th
  • NA West: First-300th
  • Europe: First-1200th
  • Oceania: First-150th
  • Brazil: First-300th
  • Asia: First-150th
  • Middle East: First-150th

The Black Widow bundle may be difficult to win, but the good news is it probably won't be an exclusive item for long. Based on the two previous Marvel Knockout tournaments, Black Widow should be available for purchase as soon as November 14 for everyone else. Your efforts also work towards unlocking the Nexus War Glider, too, which requires participation in the upcoming Knockout tournament on November 18. For an idea of what that looks like, just take a gander at the Nexus War art that appears when you boot up Fortnite. That's all you need to know about the November 11 Black Widow Cup in Fortnite.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Android.

What are your thoughts on the Black Widow skin? Will you be participating in the Black Widow Cup to get the bundle? Tell us in the comments section!