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Epic Games reveals next season’s Fortnite Championship Series format

Published: 23/Sep/2019 2:37 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 3:27

by Isaac McIntyre


Fortnite Battle Royale competition would be moving from the standard trios format to a four-player mode during Epic’s September 22 stream following the conclusion of Season X’s final series.

“For you trios out there, you better find yourself a fourth, because the next round of FNCS competition will be squads,” broadcast host Zeke ‘Zekimus’ Mateus revealed as the Championship Series broadcast wrapped up.

The squad-composition change comes after Season X ran for five weeks and into finals with Fortnite’s standard trios system. 

A host of Twitch stars like Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore, and Thomas ‘72hrs’ Mulligan competed in the early weeks of the tournament, though that high-profile trio went their separate ways ahead of the finals due to an ongoing feud over $140,000 in ad revenue.

Zexrow, MackWood, and yung calculator were crowned North American East champions, while Tschiinken, Stompy, and aqua emerged victorious in the European grand final. Overall, there were seven trios that claimed the title of regional champions this week.

Some FNCS players also clearly already knew about Epic’s impending change. World Cup solos champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf proved he was one ‘in the know’ player, announcing who would be making up his four-player squad for next season minutes after the official reveal.

Bugha confirmed he would be competing alongside Williams ‘Zayt’ Aubin, Rocco ‘Saf’ Morales, and new recruit Stretched, all of whom have been streaming Epic’s battle royale title alongside the Fortnite star in recent weeks.

The reaction to Epic’s bombshell announcement was mixed across social media, with many expressing their concerns over the mayhem that four-player teams will bring, as well as the server stress that may eventuate from the added squad players.

“You could just tell from watching the trios this weekend how laggy it was, and that’ll be a lot worse in squads,” one fan on Reddit said. “To be honest I just enjoyed watching Duos a lot more than Trios, can’t see why I’d feel any different with squads.”

It wasn’t all doom and gloom, however, with some players excited by the changing format next season. “That’s actually fire,” one said, while others began formulating team compositions they’d love to see: “OG Liquid please.”

Whether or not fans are keen on the change, it should lead to some interesting new team compositions in the near future, as well as a healthy helping of exciting chaos in the FNCS broadcasts – exactly what Epic is likely looking for to keep their competitive scene fresh.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.