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$2,000,000 FNCS Invitational announced – dates, format, more

Published: 24/Apr/2020 18:12

by Daniel Cleary


Epic Games have announced that they will be hosting a new major tournament, the Fortnite Champion Series Invitational, offering up a massive prize pool of $2 million for the highest placing players.

Following the conclusion of Season 2’s FNCS finals, Epic Games have wasted no time announcing that they will be hosting yet another major event in a blog post on April 24.


The FNCS Invitational is scheduled to host some of the best players from each region and platform to showcase the highest level of competitive gameplay.

Epic Games will be hosting an invitational with many of the best Fortnite competitors.

When does the FNCS Invitational start? 

The FNCS invitational is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 9, featuring many of the world’s best players and will span over three weekends in total.


However, Epic has revealed that they will be hosting an Open Qualifier on May 2, for 100 reserved spots in the event, and uninvited Champion ranked players without an invite can jump into action a week earlier for their chance at competing in the major tournament.

Format & Players

Epic Games has also shared that the FNCS Invitational will be a Solo competition and that only the top-scoring players will be moving forward each weekend.

As they are inviting the best in each region to take part, Epic has divided their invites into groups of 100 based on previous results and achievements, which can be seen in the full invites breakdown below.

  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 2 PC FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 2 Console/Mobile FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 1 FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Season X FNCS Finals
  • Up to 100 players invited directly by Epic
  • The top 100 players from the May 2 Open Qualifier

They also shared that they would be adopting a new scoring system for the FNCS Invitational, with 4 points given for each elimination and between 1-33 points given based on placing.

Prize Pool

The total prize for the FNCS Invitational was revealed to be a whopping $2 million in total, which will be split among the top-placing competitors.

Epic has also revealed a full breakdown of the prize pools which vary greatly in size depending on the region and stage of the competition.


As many would expect, the prizing ramps up significantly every week with even the 100th place players receiving a few hundred dollars for their efforts after the finals.

Although there were some concerns for major competitions with the ongoing health crisis, Epic games are showing no signs of slowing down and are continuing to keep fans of the battle royale entertained off the back of their record-breaking Astronomical Event.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Epic Games
Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.