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Aquaman villain Black Manta arrives in Fortnite ahead of Atlantis reveal

Published: 17/Jul/2020 12:28

by Connor Bennett

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Aquaman’s Black Manta villain has finally arrived in Fortnite ahead of the supposed arrival of an Atlantis-themed point of interest.

As the hype for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 got underway, it had been leaked that Aquaman would be replacing Deadpool as the Battle Pass secret skin. The DC character, who has been released into Fortnite with the more recent look, fits perfectly with the water and ‘Splash Down’ theme.

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With Epic Games dropping updates for the season, leakers have been able to get their hands on additional information about extra Aquaman-themed content dropping into Fortnite. 

The main one has centered around a point of interest appearing in the northwest portion of the map, with some fans speculating that it will be themed on Atlantis – the mythical underwater city that is Aquaman’s home.

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On top of that, though, Epic Games have added further fuel to the fire by releasing a skin for Aquaman’s arch-enemy – Black Manta. The DC Comic villain, whose alter ego is typically David Hyde, has been battling with Aquaman pretty much since the superhero was first introduced.

In the modern movie, where Jason Momoa plays the hero, Black Manta is depicted as a treasure-hunting pirate and ruthless high-seas mercenary with an interest in technology. 

The all-new Fortnite skin takes inspiration from the live-action movie with the high-tech black suit, red eyes, and jet pack-like backpack is available for 1500 V-Bucks. There is also a harvesting tool, Manta Blades, available for 800 V-Bucks.

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Black Manta gets the full dastardly villain treatment with his introductory trailer, seemingly hinting at a battle with Aquaman being in the works. Again, some fans believe that would happen at the new location that already been leaked. 

Leakers have also noted that the water level is set to lower across the Fortnite map on July 18, so we should be in for another set of small map changes. We’ll just have to wait and see what Epic has in store.

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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