Creating Your Own Fortnite Scrim Snipes
Updated: Feb 10, 2019
The Guilded Fortnite Scrims team hosts over 400 events each day to help facilitate Fortnite scrim snipes for players across console and PC, for NA West, East, and EU. But these scrims were scheduled using a simple set of tools all of you have access to. If you're looking to organize your own scrim snipes, here's a quick breakdown of what you need to do:
The first step is, of course, to give your event a really good name. Also, if you're looking to create a recurring event, make sure you do so here. I've set this event to Every Day, but you can do these weekly or monthly or whatever you want.
Under the Advanced tab, make sure you go over a couple of the options here. Allow RSVPs is a must, as this will let members of your Discord server join the event and be notified appropriately.
You can also limit attendance to these events, so you're not overbooking your matches. This one is set to automatically fill open slots, so if somebody drops out of the event, the next person in the queue will be added to the event.
You can also restrict the event by role. On this server, we assign all users a role that determines their platform and region, so they can only join events they can actually participate in. This is optional, but really comes in handy.
Under Notifications, we use the Override Channel Notification option because we don't want these notifications to appear in the same place we have all our standard events. This is optional, but recommended.
We've also disabled the RSVP Notifications option here, since we don't need or want to get a message every time somebody joins these events.
As for the Recurring Event Reminder option, we actually keep this one disabled on our server, but it may come in handy for yours. This just posts a reminder for the event 24 hours ahead of time, and allows you to garner more attendees in advance.
By turning on Event Countdown, you'll generate a countdown timer that will be attached to the 30-minute and 2-minute event alerts. This is a synchronized timer that is used to coordinate the participants' timing when hitting PLAY in-game.
It will look like this, and you'll hear the last ten seconds count out, so you don't need to worry about keeping this visible when getting ready.
You'll also see the option to mention roles for this event. This is not used on Guilded's scrim snipes, as anybody who RSVPs to the event will be mentioned in the 30-minute and 2-minute alerts. However, this option is available to you if you wish to do so. You can also use the Mention Everyone option (if you like to live dangerously).
And that's it! Give it a whirl and start organizing your own snipes!