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Are Epic Games really bringing back custom resolutions to Fortnite?

Published: 5/Jul/2019 8:04 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 8:38

by Matt Porter

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It appears that Epic Games are planning to bring stretched resolutions back to Fortnite in a future update, according to an email that was allegedly sent by their customer service team to a fan of the game.

Custom resolutions have been a highly requested feature in Fortnite for some time, stemming from Epic Games’ original decision to remove them from the game entirely and force people to play on the default screen settings.

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This caused an uproar among the community, with many annoyed that they would have to readjust to playing on a resolution that they felt hindered their gameplay, as stretched resolution allowed players to see more of their surroundings.

Epic GamesStretched resolutions make it easier to see more of the area around your player.

Players have complained that the native resolution doesn’t give players a wide enough field-of-view in the game, with streamers like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek even stating that the default settings “hurt [his] eyes.”

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It appears that there might be good news for those who would love to be able to change their screen resolutions, thanks to an email that was apparently sent by Epic Games customer service to a fan of the popular battle royale title.

Reddit user SamuelGColt posted a screenshot of a conversation between himself and what appears to be an Epic representative, in which he complains that playing on the native screen settings is “sickening.”

In response, the apparent Epic Games employee responds asking him to be patient, mentioning a setting to change screen resolution that is coming in a future update.

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“We suggest that you wait until the update for the custom resolution on PC is enabled,” the response states. “Your patience is highly appreciated.”

The email asks the fan to be “patient” and “wait until the update for custom resolution is enabled.”

Fans of the game were immediately excited at the prospect, but it’s worth taking this email with a grain of salt. The legitimacy of the correspondence cannot be confirmed, while it’s entirely possible that the customer service representative has no idea about upcoming features, and may have made an error by stating custom resolutions were on their way.

The fact that they told the Reddit user to wait until it’s enabled does suggest that it’s ready to go though, so perhaps there is still hope for Fortnite fans.

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We won’t know until Epic Games officially confirm it themselves, with no apparent schedule for it’s addition to the game mentioned in the email.

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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