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What is Power Ranking (PR) in Fortnite?

Before becoming a Fortnite pro, there are certain terms that you must know about. This includes PR, which is short for Power Ranking.

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PR in Fortnite explained

Fortnite is one of the biggest esports in the world and you might have noticed that pros heavily use the term PR. From its relevance to the calculation method, here’s everything to know about Power Rankings in Epic Games’ battle royale game.

Becoming a gamer, and especially a pro gamer certainly changes a lot. You’re expected to learn new lingos that can be as basic as being AFK (away from keyboard) and as complex as QQ (a crying emoji that is used to call other players unskilled).

Fortnite is no exception, as the battle royale title has its fair share of terms that players must know to fit in. This includes PR (Power Ranking), and here’s why it is so common among pros.

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What is Power Ranking?

Long story short, Power Ranking is a ranking given to pro players based on their performance in official Fortnite tournaments organized by Epic Games. For instance, these are some of the official competitive tournaments in Chapter 3 Season 3:

  • Cash Cups
  • Lightning Cups
  • Zero Build Cups
  • FNCS Qualifiers and Finals

Whenever a player takes part in such tournaments, they receive points which eventually contribute to their overall Power Ranking. Hence, it is one of the most rational ways to recognize the best players in the world.

Fortnite Power Rankings

Having said that, it’s important to know that Epic Games doesn’t release their own Power Rankings. Prominent stats website Fortnite Tracker has come up with a unique system that judges players and rolls these rankings out.

How to calculate Power Rankings in Fortnite?

For every top 10,000 placement, players get points ranging from 5 to 1000. Fortnite Tracker states that the system is top-heavy, which means placing in the top 100 grants significantly more points. A player outside the top 100 won’t receive over 200 points while the top teams can expect points between 200-1000.

Moreover, tournaments have multipliers based on their quality. Factors like prize pool and difficulty play a major role in deciding it.

While Cash Cups can have a 1x multiplier, the World Cup has a 10x multiplier. Accordingly, winning the World Cup is almost equivalent to winning 100 Cash Cups.

Significance of Power Ranking

Considering that there are different multipliers and parameters to earn Power Ranking points, it is natural for players to question the legitimacy of this system. This is where the decay system comes into play.

Four months after a tournament is concluded, Fortnite Tracker reduces the points earned through it by 10%. This process continues for 18 months, following which the points from the tournament become entirely obsolete.

This ensures that the Power Rankings only display pros who’ve been the most consistent in recent tournaments.

How to check your Power Ranking in Fortnite

To check your Power Ranking, follow these steps:

  • Visit Fortnite Tracker
  • Enter your Epic Games name and search for your profile.
  • Open the Events section which should display your Power Ranking and performance in all events.

The website also has a Leaderboards section that showcases the highest-ranked players in the world. The list is purely based on numbers and is constantly evolving as new tournaments take place.

Fortnite Power Ranking

Websites like Fortnite Esports Wiki also maintain their Power Rankings. It gives every tournament a tier based on the prize pool, difficulty, format, and number of players. Players then get points for placing high enough in these tournaments.

For now, the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is right around the corner and players can expect some major changes in the Power Rankings. While veterans like Bugha, TaySon, and Clix will try to add more feathers to their caps, aspiring pros will look forward to dethroning the existing champions.

Image Credits: Epic Games, Fortnite Tracker, Fortnite Esports Wiki