New addition in Fortnite's latest update is one that players have been waiting for 10 months ago

New addition in Fortnite's latest update is one that players have been waiting for

This is going to be Epic.

Fortnite players will see a new update kicking into place today (Tuesday 16 October), and with the 6.10 update, you will see that Tournaments have been added to Fortnite's Battle Royale mode.

These new Tournaments will be available for everyone to play, and Epic's official announcements page describing them a chance to "compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory".

There are six Tournaments announced so far, with the first kicking off today, and the furthest one so far confirmed for Thursday 1 November.

Each of the Tournaments are set to last between two and five days, with each of them focused on different play modes, from The Alpha Tournament and Salty Springs Cup (Solo play), the Beta Tournament and Tomato Temple Cup (Duo play), and the Friday Night Fortnite (Squads)

If you think you're going to get blasted out of the game within seconds by players that well beyond your skill set, then game developers Epic have confirmed that this shouldn't be a concern:

"If you're playing well within the session you'll find yourself matched with stronger opponents. If you're struggling then you should find an easier time the longer the session goes on."

Additionally, they won't be segregating based on how you play the game:

"We've been observing the performance of controller players in our Summer Skirmish, PAX West, and Fall Skirmish tournaments while playing against mouse and keyboard players at the highest levels of competition.

"[Competitors] have shown that controller players can be successful while competing against some of the best PC players in the world."

All the dates and details on the new Tournaments can be found here.