Epic announce Fortnite Season 2 Duos FNCS and it’s platform-specific - Dexerto
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Epic announce Fortnite Season 2 Duos FNCS and it’s platform-specific

Published: 9/Mar/2020 20:06 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 20:10

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have announced that the Fortnite Champion Series is making its return very soon with a Duos tournament and your partner is going to need to be playing on the same platform as you in order to compete. 

The game developers revealed the return of FNCS on March 10, just 10 days away from its official start date on March 20, meaning players don’t really have a lot of time in order to prepare.

Prior to that, though, partners can get up to speed and compete in a series of training simulators to test their skills, running between March 13-15.

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Many Fortnite competitive players will be looking forward to seeing who reigns victorious in the new FNCS.

For those wondering about the breakdown of the new series competition, Epic have also revealed an official statement on the Fortnite website to keep members of the competitive community in the loop.

In it, they said: “In this season of FNCS, there will be two tournament tracks: one for players on PC, and one for players on console and mobile.

“Each track will have equal prizing and their own champions. Keep in mind, and this is mission critical, your Duos partner needs to be in the same platform group. This means that PC players cannot partner with console and mobile players.

In order to get to the Season Finals, Duos who have top scores in each region per server will progress. Another route to making it that far will be opened up to the top scoring players of the overall Series Leaderboard, which will be tallied up during the entire season.

Below you can see the potential prize pool up for grabs for those who make it to the Season Finals, with amounts varying based on the region in which the competitor is based. As is usually the case, the Europe and North America series will be the most lucrative.

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Epic have also revealed the prize pools per region for the Duos tournament.

It will be interesting to see how players compete during the tournament, whether or not the vaults will take priority or not due to the masses of loot found there, and what locations will be the most popular for the tournament too.

Epic have also confirmed that there will soon be an announcement involving a competitive roadmap for Fortnite in 2020, so once we know more about that, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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SypherPK finds his own secret easter egg in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 3/Dec/2020 5:24

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite sensation SypherPK made a public request a few weeks back and Epic Games seem to have heard him loud and clear as the content creator was stunned by his very own secret easter egg in Season 5.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, SypherPK has millions of fans that listen to his every word. As it turns out, a few developers are among those avid viewers. A request made on November 2 has finally made an impact, thanks to those at Epic Games who tuned into his video.

Members of his community were pleading for SypherPK to receive his own in-game reference. Whether it’s a small poster somewhere on the map, or even an entire Point of Interest referring back to his name. However, the YouTuber had something else in mind.

“We need something that’s very simple,” he said. “We want to add a book to Fortnite. A ‘How to Win’ book,” based on one of his most popular series. Well with the arrival of a brand new season, SypherPK’s wish has come true.

“They actually did it,” he shared on December 2. One of the first things he did in Season 5 was check the weather station. Even to his surprise, the developers had listened to his request and actually followed through.

“This is my creation,” he said in shock upon discovering a vibrant red book exactly where he requested one to be. While it doesn’t reference the ‘How to Win’ series in any way, Sypher was overjoyed at the fact his community had “added something to the game.”

There’s now a physical item in-game thanks to a video he made back in November. Not only that, but the book has been special in a few ways. For starters, physics are applied to the object, so it properly bounces around and moves as you’d expect it to. The book is also invincible, meaning players can’t go about destroying Sypher’s unique creation.

It’s one of the more subtle easter eggs in Fortnite. If you weren’t an active fan of Sypher before Season 5, you wouldn’t be aware of this secret at all. But for those in the know, it’s a special little reference just for his community.

Obviously, the easter egg has no real influence on the game, so don’t track it down expecting some kind of buff or secret item to come along with it. But it’s clearly a sign that developers are always keeping tabs on the biggest content creators.

We’ve seen Icon Series skins and now subtle easter eggs. Who knows what we’ll be seeing next.