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Creative Fortnite trick lets you survive huge falls from Helicopters

Published: 24/Mar/2020 1:16

by Brad Norton


Fortnite players have uncovered a clever trick that allows you to survive great falls from Helicopters which would otherwise wipe you out of the match.

Fall damage can be the most frustrating aspect of any battle royale, especially for Fortnite players considering the towering build structures many of the game’s battles are fought on throughout each match.


With the recently introduced Helicopters, it can be easy to blow up in midair and crash to the ground below, wiping out your squad with some serious fall damage. However, a creative trick could let you avoid certain death if timed just right.

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Fortnite’s Helicopters can be found all over the map.

While the latest vehicle in Fortnite has been put under the microscope since its introduction in the 12.20 patch on March 17, and the community has already discovered a few powerful tricks, the new Helicopters certainly come with their own unique downsides.


If players want to safely reach the ground after soaring through the skies, they either have to slowly glide back down, or jump out and land in a body of water.

A creative new discovery from Reddit user ‘OpathicaNAE’ adds one more option to the mix, however. When positioned just right, it turns out that you can survive a great fall simply by landing on top of a dumpster.

How to survive a max height fall from a helicopter without water from FortNiteBR

Negating any form of damage upon the impact of landing, you’re able to quickly ‘hide’ in the garbage and transport through to a safe space on the other side. 


Rather than exploding when touching the ground, this can make for an easy getaway if enemies are trying to shoot your Helicopter down.

While these spots can be quite difficult to make out while soaring through the sky, it can pay great dividends to familiarize yourself with dumpster locations around the map so that you too, can utilize this trick in-game.

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It turns out that dumpsters can actually save your life.

The tactic might be extremely difficult for full squads to attempt, but it could be just what you need to survive a sticky situation in your next game.


Taking full advantage of the new vehicle, another discovery even lets you switch Helicopters to autopilot while you fire away at enemies from the sky.


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