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Even Zlatan Ibrahimovic hates the Fortnite v8.2 update

Published: 30/Mar/2019 11:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 19:54

by Joe Craven

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Soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has joined the increasing calls for Epic Games to reverse the Fortnite v8.20 update, which was brought in on March 27.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is best known for his talents on a soccer field, currently playing for MLS outfit LA Galaxy. He has previously proven his talents at the highest levels of the game, winning the French Ligue 1 in four consecutive seasons with Paris Saint-Germain, and most recently winning the Europa League with Manchester United in 2018.

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Now, though, he has shared his thoughts with the gaming community in relation to the most recent major Fortnite update. On March 29, to his 5.6 million Twitter followers, he simply tweeted: “Zlatan says revert”.

The phrasing of the tweet, in third person, is normal to Zlatan followers as he regularly refers to himself like that. It joins wider community complaints with the v8.20 update, which saw major changes to in-game mechanics in Fortnite’s casual modes.

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The update reversed changes that were made during Fortnite Season 7, which saw players given a 50 HP bonus after eliminating an opponent, a 40% increase in farming rate and a minimum of 50 of each material dropped after elimination.

It has been perceived as further efforts from developers Epic Games to make the game more friendly to beginners, as the health bonus encouraged a more aggressive play style and rewarded players who were successful at eliminating opponents.

Courage/TSM/NinjaZlatan joins Courage, Daequan and Ninja as prominent figures who have criticised the update.

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At the time of writing, Zlatan’s tweet has over 10,000 retweets and 30,000 likes, highlighting the extent to which the community agrees with him.

FaZe Clan’s Jev saw the funny side of the tweet, replying with: “Dude, even Ibra says fuck this shit.”

Epic Games are yet to respond to the community backlash over the changes, but they were quick to make alterations when a similar backlash occurred in 2018 over the addition of the Infinity Blade to Fortnite.

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However, that was merely the removal of an item, not major in-game decisions that affect the mechanics of eliminations. Whatever comes next, it is clear that Zlatan – and many others – want to see changes sooner rather than later.

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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