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Ali-A breaks down Fortnite Season 3’s big Midas mystery

Published: 9/Jul/2020 14:40

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has explained what he thinks happened to the fan-favorite character Midas, following the massive flood event in Fortnite’s second season.

Midas was first introduced in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 as a Spy Boss at the former ‘Agency’ point of interest and was also available as a Legendary character skin for players to obtain.

However, it was later revealed that Midas would play a massive role in the end-of-season event, coming out as the mastermind behind the attempts to stop the storm from taking over the map.

Midas sitting in a chair in Fortnite
Epic Games
Midas has seemingly been removed from the game following the Device event.

Will Midas return in Fortnite Season 3?

Although his plans to act against the mysterious Jonesy character, who is seemingly controlling the Fortnite world, did not go as expected, many are curious whether or not he will be added back to the game.

Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A broke down some of the clues that Epic Games had left behind, during his latest video, and explained what he thinks has happened to the Golden Agent.


Ali-A explained that the characters in Fortnite would have their memories reset for every match. However, Midas seemingly found a way around this, using the helmets in his base to remind himself he was trapped in a simulation.

“Midas was so clever, he realized that the battle royale map was stuck in an infinite loop of the storm coming in over and over,” Ali-A revealed, “he was 200IQ enough to realize he had to stop it.”

Unfortunately, after his failed attempt at putting an end to the cycle, Ali-A shared that the talking Jonesy took action against the rogue character to prevent him from doing similar in the future.


“It’s safe to say, that all of the talking Fortnite skins have gone ahead to make sure Midas will never do a great big escape plan ever again,” he added, explaining that they destroyed his base and will be keeping a closer eye on him in coming seasons.

After Midas was last seen being eaten by a Shark, in the Season 3 intro trailer, Ali-A admitted that he felt as if it was unlikely that Midas, as well as TNTina and Skye, would return as major characters for quite a while.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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