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5 things we now know about Fortnite’s Travis Scott event

Published: 21/Apr/2020 15:42

by David Purcell

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While it took a long time for Epic Games to confirm the Travis Scott event in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2, here’s five things we now know about the celebration.

As seasoned veterans of the battle royale title will know, in-game events always draw mass attention on the island. 

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Whether it be something live like a monster going toe-to-toe with a huge robot, or something like a themed crossover section of the map, this type of thing always appeals to the mainstream. 

That’s exactly what Fortnite needs right now, too, as a number of the game’s biggest content creators and pro players have spoken out about the need for change. Not to mention #RipFortnite trending on social media during the month of April. 

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Now we know that American rapper Travis Scott will be the star of the show this time around, fans will be hoping for something as exciting as Marshmello’s event – hosted back in February 2019, at Pleasant Park. 

It’s impossible to say whether or not this one will be as big as that, but let’s run through the things we do know.

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Travis Scott is taking over Fortnite with the Astronomical event. Here’s what we know…

A private island awaits

Pleasant Park was a perfect venue for Marshmello’s event. 

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There was a packed crowd standing around in a field almost like a real festival experience. That type of event would be just what many players will be looking for right now, as mass gatherings like that aren’t really possible given the current global situation. 

However, this time the setting is going to be quite different – a private island. 

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This is the private island Travis Scott’s stage is being built on.

Based on the outskirts of Sweaty Sands, the Travis Scott stage has been progressively built over a number of days on a small island. Fortnite leakers have also found some of the last pieces of the puzzle, following the rollout of the v12.41 update, as seen above. 

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Clearly, this is going to make for quite the party experience. Hopefully, just as good as last time – which drew a record amount of concurrent players. 

Multiple shows & new track 

We only really have one other event to use as a measuring stick in terms of what to expect from this event, and based on the Marshmello concert you might have thought it would be the same deal this time. 

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Wrong. Epic have confirmed that there will be five shows held during the dates of April 23-25, with Cactus Jack himself performing a brand new track. Here’s the full schedule. 

Astronomical event times.
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Here is the full list of Astronomical event times.

As well as that, there will be “other-worldly experience inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations,” for people to check out on the island. So, make sure you log in during the event to see what that entails. 

Listening to his music, new and old, isn’t the only thing players have to think about over the two days, either, which brings us onto our next point. 

Themed skins and cosmetics

When you hear about new events in Fortnite, the second thought for most will be the different skins and cosmetics like the gliders and pickaxes that will also be included. 

If you’re one of those people, you won’t be disappointed this time around – based on content that’s been discovered by data miners. 

As seen below, a number of never-before-seen character outfits will be landing in-game real soon, including a shirtless version of Travis himself and his Astro Jack character.

There are also some gliders and pickaxes to look out for, too, as seen below, with emotes also being leaked ahead of time. Leaked images courtesy of Lucas7yoshi. 

There’s more where that came from, too, as seen in our leaked skins and cosmetics article. Chances are, thousands of players will be dropping into the game on the days the event is being held, and many will be coming fully equipped with these sets. So, will you? 

Astronomical Fortnite challenges

Not only will there be skins, cosmetics, as well as other bits and pieces for players to wear in-game – but the will also be a set of challenges to complete. 

Just like the Deadpool event, a set of challenges have been themed around Travis Scott, with a leaked list having been revealed ahead of schedule. 

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This is one of the rewards players can grab for completing these challenges.

These are called the “Astronomical” challenges, and the devil really is in the detail as they give away some of the other features the event will hold.

As seen in a tweet from FortTory, in the rewards there’s a new spray, loading screen, and other cosmetics. 

The emote unlocked for finishing these tasks successfully has also been leaked, which will allow players to break out a microphone and throw it over their heads for a few moments. Based on the rewards that will be up for grabs, it looks like this set will be very popular indeed. 

First-look at Travis Scott’s stage in Fortnite

Last, but not least, is what the stage will look like. Data miner FortTory has also revealed a detailed look of what a completed stage is going to look like.

Not only is this stage set to appear on the island, but a number of huge golden heads have appeared around the location, too. These will most likely be part of the challenge list. 

Fort Tory, Twitter
Here’s what the stage is going to look like in Fortnite.

So, there you have it! Those are the five things we now know about the Travis Scott event in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2. 

Those looking to get involved with the action, as stated earlier, will have to be playing Fortnite between the dates of April 23-25 – with multiple shows to check out. Epic are also giving out a brand new glider for everybody who watches along, and you can find more information about that here.

If you grab any nice snaps of you and your friends during the event, feel free to tweet them right to us @Dexerto. Until then, just dance. 

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson