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Doomsday event coming soon in Fortnite? Clues stacking up

Published: 1/Apr/2020 3:04

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale players might have to prepare themselves for a Doomsday event on the island, with map changes and leaked information pointing towards a major shakeup coming soon. 

There’s been a few big changes made in Season 2 already, including the introduction of Choppas, Crash Pads and more. However, following the introduction of the v12.30 update on March 31, data miners have been hard at work trying to find things that haven’t yet been announced.

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Deadpool cosmetics, new weapons and more have been found in the game files, but leakers have also discovered some details about a Doomsday Device that looks set to appear in the Battle Pass menu sometime in the near future.

Fortnite Doomsday event clues

Leaked Doomsday items in Fortnite

Leaked Doomsday Device in Fortnite
FortTory, Twitter
A Doomsday Device may soon appear in Fortnite, just like this leaked image from FortTory shows.

Three features were leaked by FortTory after the patch rolled out on all platforms, including the Doomsday Device, Doomsday Hatch and Doomsday Door – which could all be the first clues Epic Games have added about an upcoming event.

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Many people around the world might be preparing themselves, wrongly or rightly, for a doomsday scenario due to the global crisis, and it seems that soon enough those same concerns will be translating to Fortnite. All leaked items can be seen below.

Hatches appearing at The Agency

For those who still haven’t seen them, next time you drop at The Agency you will notice that five different hatches have been added. These are located in the water and surround the perimeter of the small island.

We don’t know where these lead, if anywhere, just yet but there’s a good chance that they will have a similar function to the Porta Potty in Fortnite Season 2 – allowing players to move from place to place by entering.

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Fortnite Doomsday hatches appearing
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Hatches have been added outside The Agency, found in the water.

Leaked secret rooms for Battle Pass menu

FortTory has also uncovered another potential clue for an upcoming event – secret places.

There were a bunch of agency characters added to the game at the beginning of Season 2, one of which was Midas. Soon enough, the leaker has suggested that there may be a secret path to a Doom Room inside of Midas’ room. This will potentially open at some stage, but will it take us through the hatches? We’ll have to wait and see.

With two potential events having been leaked for Fortnite since the v12.30 update – a Deadpool event and Doomsday as well – it looks likely that there will be a lot to keep players occupied moving forward.

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Some members of the community have already had their games glitch out and spotted potentially the first stages of an event, with wires and huge tubing popping up in the Battle Pass menu.

Whether or not this all builds up towards an event now, soon, or never, remains to be seen, but the clues are stacking up. We’ll keep you updated if even more changes come up.

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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