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New Fortnite skin styles revealed for Season 8 – Renegade Raider, Elite Agent and more

Published: 12/Mar/2019 17:37 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 18:00

by Eli Becht

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Fortnite’s first major update to Season 8 came with a variety of changes and now Epic Games have announced new some variants to older outfits.

Season 8 is in full swing in Fortnite but it hasn’t quite captured the excitement previous seasons had so far.

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Part of this might be due to increased competition from other games and players just getting burnt out on Fortnite. Nevertheless, Fortnite has released a new update adding a plethora of new things to the game.

With the release of the v8.10 update, Fortnite has implemented numerous bug fixes, added a new vehicle and introduced some new variants for older outfits. 

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Adding variants to older outfits is something Epic Games has been doing a lot of lately, as evidenced by the Tomatohead challenges, purple Skull Trooper and soon the Counterattack set.

Epic GamesFortnite added new variants to some fan-favorite skins.

When you log into Fortnite today you’ll see the following outfits have been updated:

  • Scarlet Defender
  • Elite Agent
  • Renegade Raider
  • Waypoint
  • Overtaker
  • Whiteout

Epic Games says these changes have been made because of fan requests to see the faces behind the helmets on various skins. While it is cool to see what’s underneath the helmets, we can only hope we never see what’s under the Tomatohead as we’re not sure we want to see that.

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The changes with this patch didn’t stop there as Epic Games also implemented yet another much-requested feature.

All of the healing items have all received new animations. Next time you find yourself using a Chug Jug or Medkit just sit back and watch the new animations in action.

Epic Games shared all of these changes in a blog post and their thought process behind all of them, which you can read in its entirety below.

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OUTFIT ART UPDATE

3.12.2019

By The Fortnite Art TeamHey Fortnite community,

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In the v8.10 update we have a few new styles coming to older outfits, in line with some ongoing Art update work we are doing. When we create outfits for you to suit up in before dropping from the Battle Bus, we’re invested in improving them over time based on your feedback. We’ve seen you being vocal about wanting to see the face behind the masks of some of our helmeted outfits, so we’ve done a pass on previous outfits. 

You’ll see an updated style for the following outfits with the new update:

  • Scarlet Defender
  • Elite Agent
  • Renegade Raider
  • Waypoint
  • Overtaker
  • Whiteout

One of the coolest things about making art for Fortnite is that the game is regularly being updated and that we have the opportunity to work on things we want to polish.  As we continue to develop the art of Fortnite, we’ve added new technology for creating cosmetics which enable us to add variety and customizations to existing outfits as well!

Another bit of exciting polish coming online is the new consumable animations and effects.  In the past when you got to enjoy that sweet slurp juice you had to use your imagination a bit more than we’d have liked during the drink animation.  In this update you’ll be able to see your character pop the lid and drink it down.  We’re updating all health consumables to make the gameplay feel more immersive than ever.

Further into the future,we’ll be working on more outfit styles and other broad stroke improvements to the art of Fortnite. You can expect to see more improvements to lighting and the day/night cycle, improvements to wraps visuals, and much more.

Thank you for your dedication to Fortnite and making all of this possible!

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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