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Fortnite leak reveals new look at Doomsday Device and upcoming challenge

Published: 6/May/2020 2:18 Updated: 6/May/2020 2:54

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s upcoming Doomsday Device has glitched and appeared in-game ahead of its completion, along with a new challenge for the future Storm The Agency event.

Following on from the record-shattering success of Fortnite’s Astronomical event with Travis Scott, another in-game development is set to shake up the battle royale. 

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While a secretive Doomsday Device has been in construction behind the scenes for a number of weeks, a new leak has revealed its future state. Along with a new challenge straight from the upcoming Storm The Agency event.

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A future version of the Doomsday Device has been leaked in Midas’ room.

Fortnite’s Doomsday Device is almost complete.

After hours of purposely trying to glitch the game’s menu, prominent Fortnite leaker ‘FortTory,’ uncovered a future state of Fortnite. With Midas standing in the center as per usual, a more complete version of the Doomsday Device can be spotted in the background.

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The giant, spherical structure now has smoke emanating from it, along with more ominous lighting than before. There’s no telling if this is an early look at the final version of the device, but it’s certainly further along than the current version in-game.

As we approach the major Season 3 update, set to kick off on Thursday, June 4, it appears as though this Doomsday Device will play a significant role. With recent teasers suggesting an underwater theme, perhaps this devastating weapon is what sets off the catastrophic chain of events.

Leaked Storm The Agency challenge.

Alongside this new look at the Doomsday Device, the leaked game-state also revealed an upcoming challenge. 

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A number of gold bars are scattered across Midas’ room and players need to collect three of them for this upcoming Storm The Agency challenge.

One can be seen towards the back right corner of the room, while one is close behind Midas, and plenty more can be spotted on the nearby table and chairs.

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There’s no telling when the Storm The Agency challenges might go live.

It’s too early to tell what this challenge may reward, or what other steps may be involved. But this early look shows that collecting gold could play a vital role in the game’s story moving forward.

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Keep an eye out for future updates that alter the state of the Doomsday Device and implement new challenges. It’s only a matter of time before the build to Season 3 truly ramps up.

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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