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Broken Silver Surfer Board trick lets Fortnite players phase through walls

Published: 1/Sep/2020 7:49

by Andrew Amos

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The all-new Marvel items and super powers have been a hit with Fortnite players. However, in a competitive sense, Silver’s Surfers Board might be the most broken. This broken trick is allowing players to phase through walls with the board, making it a must-find. 

Silver Surfer’s Board might just be one of the most broken items added into Fortnite. Part of Season 4’s Nexus War Marvel takeover, the movement item gives players a chance to fly high up in the air almost instantly.

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While it’s good in open spaces, so you can pull out your umbrella and glide to places, players are finding a use for it closer to the ground. It appears that you can even used the board while inside a building, or boxed in a fight, to escape.

Silver Surfer Board in Fortnite
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The Silver Surfer board is quite broken, especially when you consider this trick.

Reddit user ‘MajorLeagueGMoney’ shared the tip on August 31, which completely revolutionizes how to play late-game fights. If you are getting surrounded by builds, or if you find yourself in a box fight you’re not going to win, all you need to do is pop your Silver Surfer Board.

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Activating the board will throw you well outside of the build as the animation kicks off. It’s almost like you vanish in thin air for your opponent. After you dash out, you have two options: flee, or fight.

While the Redditor claimed the trick was “sort of situational, but can be useful for getting free tags [or] losing your enemy,” others have labeled it downright broken. You don’t even need open walls to pop the board ⁠— you can do it in a completely closed off box.

“Sh*t’s a little broken,” one Redditor added. “You can essentially bail yourself out of any outplay the opponent makes on you. Also it’s really good for just mobility.”

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While there’s a 15 second cooldown between uses of the board, the one-time use can be enough to reposition yourself to win a fight ⁠— much like what MajorLeagueG did in the clip.

Tip: You can use Silver Surfer board to get out of a box instantly if any side is open, sort of situational but can be useful for getting free tags/losing your enemy. from r/FortniteCompetitive

Obviously, such a broken item can really swing the tides of competitive play. Given there’s only a few of these boards dotted around the map at different Quinjets, those who get their hands on it will certainly have an advantage in fights.

It remains to be seen if this ability is intentional, or just an exploit or bug. If Epic decides to keep the mechanic in, you’ll have to be weary of your opponent disappearing in your box fight, as they could reappear right behind you on Silver Surfer’s Board.

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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