Five things we want to see added to Fortnite for winter season - Snowcrasher, Freeze Weapons, and more! - Dexerto
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Five things we want to see added to Fortnite for winter season – Snowcrasher, Freeze Weapons, and more!

Published: 21/Nov/2018 20:03 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 20:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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With December just around the corner, the Fortnite Battle Royale player-base waits in anticipation to see what Epic Games have in store for the winter season.

Many are predicting that snowy terrain will be added to the map, more likely at a certain area rather than the map as a whole.

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This speculation has been further fueled by a storm cloud that has appeared on the horizon, which many expect will move in and float over the map just in time for winter. 

This time last year, which was the first winter season in Fortnite, Epic added a variety of themed aesthetics to the map, including Christmas trees and Snowball Launchers.

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It’s very likely that these types of things will make a return this time around as well, but players are expecting Epic to go above and beyond for this holiday season.

That being said, here are five things we would like to see added to Fortnite that would make the game more festive for the winter. 

Of course, some, if not all, of these items may never see the day of light, but they would certainly make things a lot more interesting than just some Christmas trees. 

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Snowcrasher

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This Reddit concept would be a perfect winter addition to Fortnite, replacing the Quadcrasher and ATK vehicles in snowy areas.

Its main function would be similar to that of the Quadcrasher, and would not necessarily need to be on snow to operate (because Fortnite doesn’t have to make sense).


Snowball Forts

This portable item would temporarily replace the Port-a-Fort and Port-a-Fortress items, popping up an awesome snowball fort in an instant.

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These forts would be similar in size and function to the replaced items but would be made of snow. 


Freeze Weapons

The winter season is a perfect time to introduce items and weapons that have freezing capabilities, such as Freeze Grenades or a Freeze Gun. 

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Players can use these to freeze an enemy for a few seconds, very much like how a Boogie Bomb makes them dance, allowing the player to either run away or attack.


Gingerbread Cookies

Much like the Shield Mushrooms and Health Apples, these Gingerbread Cookies would be found in various areas of the map, and would provide a player who consumes them 5 health and shield points. 


More Holiday-Themed Items 

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While changing the Grenade Launcher to launch snowballs is almost a given, Epic have a lot more options as to the holiday-themed items they can add this year.

The potential list includes Ornament Grenades, Candy Cane Rocket Launchers, gift-wrapped treasure chests and supply drops, as well as a wide assortment of themed outfit skins, back-blings, gliders, pickaxes, and emotes.

All of these items would be purely cosmetic and would not have any other differences than their normal counterparts other than the way they look. 

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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