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Bugha & Dakotaz hit out at “brainless” Fortnite devs over Marauders

Published: 11/Jul/2020 17:14

by Connor Bennett


Top Fortnite players Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf and Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman have vented their dismay at having their games disrupted by the Marauders NPCs, with Dakotaz calling the devs “brainless” for introducing them. 

Even though the Fortnite battle royale mode is all about player vs player combat, over the different seasons, Epic Games have added NPC characters to throw an additional threat into the mix. 


With the start of Chapter 2, Season 3, the groups of Marauders descended on Fortnite to deal damage to players. The groups have different types of enemies – some who prefer to do damage up close, and those that stand at range and hit players with their deadeye abilities.

Though they can be pretty harmless at times, players have been getting incredibly annoyed with the NPCs – with some, like Dakotaz, even deciding to just quit out of games instead of being taken down by them.

Marauders running around in Fortnite
Epic Games
The NPCs make Fortnite players lives hell when they get aggressive.

Dakotaz had recent games ruined by the disruption of the Marauders, with some pushing him while he was healing in a house. He was even sniped out of the air by another group which caused him to vent. “This is so bad. How do they think that’s a good thing?” the streamer asked while waiting for a new match. 

“I’m not even angry, I’m just baffled at how they even think that’s a good thing in the game. Dude, some of these devs are brainless, I’m telling you man.” Dakotaz also noted that the NPCs “aggro you too heavily” as they don’t care about the distance between you and them.

He isn’t alone in his criticism though. A compilation from DailyClipsCentral compiles reactions from others too. Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha called them “dumb” after being pushed by a group. “Why are there Marauders in the game?” he asked after being eliminated by the Marauders. “Like, why is my entire game griefed because they spawn on me?”


Bugha also labeled them as “annoying” given that he’d waited for half-an-hour to find a game, only to be eliminated by the NPCs and not an actual enemy. 

Given that NPC enemies were brought back into the mix with the start of the previous season and given a big part to play, it’s unlikely that Epic Games will be getting rid of them anytime soon.

Players will have to follow the lead of others and try their best to avoid the enemies.


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