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Nate Hill and HighDistortion suggest extreme solutions to Fortnite’s RNG issues

Published: 3/Jul/2019 10:28 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 13:27

by Matt Porter

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Professional Fortnite players Nate Hill and Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno have come up with some extreme solutions to cure one of the game’s most annoying problems – dying early on because you can’t find a weapon.

Fortnite is a battle royale game, which means that players land on the map with no weapons or materials, and must search for these items in the hope of finding them before an opponent does.

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This can lead to some frustrating encounters though, as an opponent could immediately find a much more powerful gun than you, or even grab one before you’ve even discovered a weapon, leaving you exposed and likely heading back to the lobby.

Twitter: FaZe ClanNate Hill has a big idea to combat Fortnite’s early game woes.

FaZe Clan’s Hill and TSM’s HighDistortion think they may have a fix to this issue though, with Nate suggesting that the popular Siphon mechanic, which rewards players with health and shields when they find a kill, should return, and players should land with a pistol and 50 wood.

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The Fortnite pro wrote on Twitter: “No more bricking three chest spawns and dying to a weirdo who late lands on the one spot you didn’t look.”

The 24-year-old also stated that an invulnerability period, suggested by his followers, could work, and would solve the downside of everyone having pistols and immediately opening fire on defenceless opponents trying to land.

HighDistortion disagreed, instead putting forward an idea that would see Fortnite take inspiration from Halo, and introduce regenerative shields like the legendary FPS game.

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According to a user on Reddit, the TSM star confirmed on stream that shields would only regenerate when the player is not moving or performing any actions, meaning that players couldn’t sit in a box and continuously place walls while accruing more shield points.

The idea of a pistol being given to every player upon landing seems to go against the entire concept of the battle royale genre, with RNG a staple part of these games, requiring players to loot up to find weapons.

Unfortunately for the two pro players, it seems unlikely that Epic Games would ever implement these changes into the game, although the developers have been known to listen and use player feedback to adjust the title.

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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