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Everything we know about Fortnite’s Thor crossover: Event leaks and more

Published: 9/Aug/2020 12:24

by Joe Craven

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The latest leaks and in-game hints have suggested that the next Fortnite crossover will focus on Thor, the Norse God thrown into pop culture by Marvel’s immensely popular cinematic universe. 

Fortnite has, in many ways, transcended what has become expected of video games. Multiple ambitious crossovers have seen worlds collide in Epic Games’ building battle royale, including Borderlands 3 and Star Wars.

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A number of crossovers have used characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Thanos and Captain America. With those crossovers in the books, fans often turn their attention to what might be coming next, and it seems we might be about to delve into Norse mythology.

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Thor’s Hammer has appeared in Fortnite previously.

In an August 8 video, popular YouTuber Ali-A delved into the potential Thor crossover, taking a look at a mysterious comic book that has been leaked in-game.

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The comic book certainly appears to have been accidentally added to the game, with users not yet able to interact with it properly. It is also listed as ‘Comic Title Placeholder #1’, further suggesting it should not have been accessible at all to players.

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Zooming in on the comic book certainly appears to show Thor, at least a common interpretation of how he is depicted in comic books.

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The images were shared by reputable Fortnite leaker Hypex, who is known in the community for the accuracy of his leaks. The comic book page also appears to reference Galactus, another character originating from the MCU.

Finally, the comic book appears to allude to the Rainbow Bridge, also known as the Bifrost. This is a bridge that features in Asgard, the home of Thor. If all these leaks come true, Fortnite appears set for a fairly deep dive into the world of Thor and the MCU.

While the depiction of Thor is not particularly similar to the portrayal we’ve seen in Marvel movies, that seems the most likely aesthetic in which Thor will appear in-game. Many have already commented on the likeness between Bunker Jonesy and Thor.

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Despite the leaks certainly pointing the way of Thor, there is no guarantee we will see him or any other MCU characters in-game, at least until we get official confirmation from Epic. Keep those eyes peeled, gamers.

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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