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100 Thieves NoahJ456 explains why it’s getting harder to enjoy Fortnite as a casual player

Published: 11/Mar/2019 12:12 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:22

by Matt Porter


Fortnite has become less enjoyable for players who just want to play the game casually.

Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world today, with players regularly jumping into the Battle Bus in search of a Victory Royale.

Since the game’s release in September 2017, the skill of the game’s players has skyrocketed, as those who play the battle royale title continue to improve and become more comfortable with building and shooting.

Fortnite has become one of the most popular games in the world.

While the increase in talent among Fortnite players is a sign of the game’s continued growth, the 100 Thieves member believes that it has had a detrimental effect on some aspects of the game – and has made the game less enjoyable for players who aren’t interested in playing competitively.

In a tweet sent out on Sunday, March 10, Noah suggested that the incredibly high skill level was actually making the game less fun, revealing that after playing a couple of solo matches, he realized there was an issue.

“I got destroyed in my first three games by players wearing soccer skins,” wrote Noah on Twitter. “Got killed by a 13-year-old kid who called me a huge bot after he murdered me. I realized that you have to make Fortnite your part-time job to even play the game casually.”

Many believe that a proper ranked system is the solution to this issue, as players who want to compete at a high level will likely move to that, while players who want to have fun and play casually can continue to take part in the normal game modes.

Unfortunately for Noah, there are no official plans for Epic Games to introduce a ranked mode into the game.


How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce


Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

Epic Games
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.