What Fortnite Bus Fare Is in Gauntlet & Why it’s Important
As part of yesterday’s content update for Fortnite, Epic Games released the Gauntlet ‘Event’ to the game. This gives players a taste of a competitive format that Fortnite may adopt moving forward for its esports competitions, but Bus Fare, has been confusing many players. Here’s what Bus Fare is in Fortnite’s Gauntlet.
The Gauntlet Event Explained
Let’s start things off by breaking down exactly what the Fortnite Gauntlet Test Event is. Simply put, there is a Solo and Duos version of the Gauntlet mode that’ll see you playing against other players of a similar skill level.
The top 5% of players from this Test Event will then proceed to the Finals taking place this weekend.
In order to calculate the best players in Fortnite Gauntlet, a points system is used to calculate someone’s performance. This takes into account whether or not you get a Victory Royale, your eliminations, and your final placing if you’re not the last man standing.
How the Gauntlet Point Scoring System Works in Fortnite
- Victory Royale: +3 Points
- Top 5: +2 Points
- Top 10: +2 Points
- Top 25: +3 Points
- Each Elimination: +1 Point
The Gauntlet scoring system can be seen above. All points that you acquire will stack, meaning that if you get two eliminations and finish in the top 10, you’ll get three points for reaching top 25, an additional two for reaching top 10, and then a point each for your eliminations. Bus Fare has a part to play in this, but more on that soon.
This would take your total to seven points from a Fortnite Gauntlet round. You can see this scoring broken down in the image below.
As you’ll notice there, Bus Fare is something that’ll come into play and affect your overall scoring. It’s this which has got a number of players confused.
What Bus Fare Is & Why it’s Important
When it comes to the Fortnite Gauntlet mode, Bus Fare is an automatic two-point deduction from your final score at the end of a match. This isn’t something you can control. Simply put, Bus Fare is a means of preventing any cheating or abusing of the points system in Fortnite Gauntlet.
Every match you play will cost you two points, meaning you can’t just jump in, get a quick kill at Tilted Towers and then get yourself eliminated to bump your overall score up by a point each game.
It’s worth noting that a players’ score can never drop below 0 in Fortnite Gauntlet, so if a player places 90th and gets no eliminations, they’ll simply have their score reset to 0.
In other words, Bus Fare in Fortnite Gauntlet mode puts pressure on you to think a little more tactically about your plays. Will you go and engage that other player for the elimination point, or hold off until you’ve reached the top 10 and nabbed yourself a good few points.
That’s pretty much everything you need to know about Bus Fare in Fortnite Gauntlet. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our Fortnite Season 8 guide wiki.