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First look at Fortnite’s new Prop Hunt mode revealed at E3

Published: 12/Jun/2019 19:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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A brand new Prop Hunt mode is coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale, and players have now gotten their first clean look at it thanks to the E3 gaming convention.

Prop Hunt has been featured in a variety of popular shooter games, most notably in numerous installments of the Call of Duty series.

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A light and arcade-style mode, it splits the players into two teams – one side posing as ordinary objects and hiding on the map, and the other team trying to find these camouflaging players to eliminate them.

Following leaks that the mode was coming soon to Fortnite, many of the top content creators in attendance at E3 were given a chance to try it out ahead of its release.

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One YouTuber who play-tested it was Vikkstar123, giving his audience a clear cut look at the format and gameplay of Prop Hunt in the popular battle royale. 

Epic GamesThe current rules of Prop Hunt in Fortnite.

How Prop Hunt works in Fortnite

At the beginning of the match, text appeared on-screen explaining the rules and how it works, calling it a “hide and seek with a twist.”

In its current state, the mode consists of two round, with the players on each team switching roles between rounds. The Prop team uses a device known as the ‘Prop-o-matic to disguise themselves as a common object.

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When taking the form of a prop, players must try and covertly maneuver around to collect coins, each of which is worth one point. However, props make a sound every 15 seconds, alerting enemy players that something around them isn’t what it appears to be.

Speaking of the enemy team, known as the Hunters, they must use their “wits and weapons” to try and figure out which objects are actually players in hiding and take them down, earning two points for every elimination.

After the two rounds, the team with the more points wins. 

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Popular streamer DrLupo also gave fans a sneak peek of the Prop Hunt mode by tweeting out a clip of him playing a match, in which he was posing as a flamingo and attempting to evade enemy Hunters. 

When will Prop Hunt be released in Fortnite?

Unfortunately, Epic Games have not yet announced a projected release date for Prop Hunt in Fortnite.

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However, considering that so many details about the mode have already been made public, including live gameplay of it from E3, it’s likely to be released 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