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Another Sword weapon is coming to Fortnite according to leaks

Published: 15/Jan/2019 13:38 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 14:15

by Calum Patterson

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Data miners have uncovered a new weapon coming to Fortnite Battle Royale that will surprise players, as yet another sword is set to be added to the game, less than a month after the ‘Infinity Blade’ madness.

Earlier in Fortnite’s Season 7, Epic Games added an ‘Infinity Blade’ to the game, an extremely powerful weapon, that only one player on the map could wield.

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Due to the sheer power of the weapon, which granted players double health and regained health per every successful hit, the community was in outrage, eventually causing developers Epic Games to remove the weapon entirely, and apologize.

At the time, Epic said they would ‘reconsider’ how they implemented these so called ‘mythic’ weapons in the game, and there haven’t been any since, but that looks like it is about to change.

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Following the major v7.20 update, data miners have found a ‘medieval sword’ in the game files, and it is in fact a weapon, rather than simply a pickaxe skin as some initially believed.

How exactly it will be implemented cannot be determined from the leaks, but fans will be hoping it is not anything like the infamous Infinity Blade – or, if it is, that it’s placed in its own separate mode, and not placed in regular matchmaking.

@SrDraBxAn image of the new sword from Fortnite game files.

Update: Another Fortnite data miner has now uncovered the sound files for the sword too – check them out in the clip below.

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The leaker has also confirmed that the sword is definitely intended for the battle royale portion of Fortnite, not for Save the World.

The sword was also spotted in the Marshmello music video which was found in the Fortnite game files too, where a mix of Marshmello’s songs play with some visualizer effects.

There is also a possible connection to the hints that have some fans wondering if there will be a Fortnite and Game of Thrones crossover, with the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones coming out in April 2019. This sword could be possibly yet another clue.

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We will have to wait for an official announcement from Epic Games, regarding if/when the sword will be available in game, and how exactly it will be implemented.

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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