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Epic Games reveal Fortnite & FNCS competitive plans for 2020

Published: 30/Apr/2020 20:12

by Michael Gwilliam


Epic Games has revealed its plans for competitive Fortnite play for the remainder of 2020 with a major news announcement on April 30.

As with most if not all other major esports, Fortnite competitions will be moved to online play only. However, because of the limitations of online play, Epic announced that there won’t be a 2020 World Cup.

“Due to the limitations of cross region online competition, there will not be a Fortnite World Cup in 2020,” they revealed. However, the team is hoping that 2021 will see a return of the massive event, which was won by Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf in 2019.

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Bugha shocked the globe by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.

“We’re hopeful to be able to put on some form of Fortnite World Cup in 2021,” they revealed.

That said, while they don’t know when a return to in-person live events will be practical, online play will see a return of the Fortnite Champion Series, Cash Cups and multiple major third party events.

According to Epic, FNCS will return each season for the remainder of 2020 and will feature the best players across the world.

“We will iterate on formats to improve player experiences,” Epic said, suggesting that some new flavor will be added to make the matches more enjoyable.

With Cash Cups, Epic says they will be focusing “on how players earn points, as well as the structure of the tournaments” and make it so players can hop into a game and compete for cash prizes on a routine basis.

Additionally, the “two-step Cash Cups” qualify a group of top players into a final lobby.

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Fortnite pros will be aiming for victory.

Finally, official broadcasts will be returning beginning May 2nd at 1pm PST with the FNCS Invitational. Epic claims that there will be even more competitive news to follow during the broadcast.

It seems like Epic is stepping up to ensure that Fortnite players, pros and fans alike are given a lot to look forward to in the months ahead.


What’s included in Fortnite Crew membership? Battle Pass, skins, prices

Published: 30/Nov/2020 12:37

by David Purcell


Fortnite Crew membership allows players to get the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins and other monthly benefits for a set price. The list of rewards will update each month, but it’s made a promising start to kick off Season 5. 

Epic Games have confirmed that the new system will come into action alongside the game’s first major update of Season 5. Instead of having to purchase individual skins from the Fortnite Item Shop like usual, the developers are offering guaranteed rewards to Crew members that cannot be obtained any other way.

Monthly subscriptions have been all the rage since Netflix rose to prominence, but now many major players in the gaming world have followed suit. Xbox has its Ultimate Game Pass, for example, and now Fortnite’s creators have come up with their own.

Let’s run through what’s included.

Fortnite Crew membership price and start date

One of the most important factors in a player making up their mind about buying Fortnite Crew will be the price. The full price list can be seen below, for various currencies:

  • $11.99
  • £9.99

This looks to be pretty reasonable, if you consider the Battle Pass is usually $9.50 anyway. Aside from that, it’s also worth noting that the Fortnite Crew membership won’t be available until December 2, which is when Season 5 launches.

What’s included? (December 2020)

Fortnite Crew outfit pack for December
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The Fortnite Crew outfit pack for December will include skins and cosmetics unobtainable in any other way.

According to an official blog post from Epic Games, the Fortnite Crew membership will include the following:

  • Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass
  • An exclusive monthly Crew Pack
  • 1,000 V-Bucks each month

These rewards will vary from month to month in terms of what’s included in the skin pack, though based on how obsessive the community has become over skins and cosmetics, it will likely be a popular event to open it each time.

They said in an official statement: “Monthly Crew Packs always contain a new Outfit along with at least one accessory. All items are exclusive to Fortnite Crew members.”

Fortnite Crew trailer

For those who haven’t yet seen it, a Fortnite Crew trailer was released on November 24.

How to sign up for Fortnite Crew

  1. Launch Fortnite on your console or PC.
  2. Enter the Battle Pass menu screen.
  3. Click the Fortnite Crew signup icon.
  4. Enter your details and complete the sign-up!

How to get Fortnite Crew rewards

Fortnite Crew
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The Fortnite Crew rewards will differ slightly month on month, in terms of what’s included in the Outfit Pack.

Epic Games have confirmed all you have to do, once you’re all signed up, is log into your Primary Platform each monthly subscription period to access your subscription content. This will vary from month to month in terms of what’s included, though generally the V-Bucks and Battle Pass will be guaranteed.

Is it cross platform?

In a series of frequently answered questions, Epic Games have confirmed a player’s Crew account will only work for their primary platform. For example, if you sign up for the Crew on Xbox One or Series X|S, it won’t carry over to PlayStation 4/5.

On the subject, they have said: “Your Subscription is associated with the platform on which you purchased it (your “Primary Platform”) until it is canceled and is not transferable. Be sure to choose the platform (e.g., Xbox, PlayStation, Switch) you purchase your Subscription on carefully. You’ll be able to access the items you receive from the Subscription across different platforms, but the V-Bucks you receive may not be redeemable on other platforms.”

We will update this every month and add new details about Fortnite Crew rewards, as and when that information is made available.