Fortnite leaker claims Season 4 to be based on Marvel superhero
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Fortnite leaker claims Season 4 to be based on Marvel superhero

Published: 19/Aug/2020 15:42

by David Purcell

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Epic Games might well have had their Fortnite Season 4 plans leaked ahead of schedule, as one data miner claims another Marvel superhero will be the star of the show when the next update hits. 

The game developers have been doing this for a few seasons now, to be fair, with heroes. Season 2 of Chapter 2 featured Deadpool, and then season 3 brought Aquaman to the battle royale game. So, which one is coming next – you may be wondering.

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There are a few big data miners in the FN community, some of which are more reliable than others. HYPEX, who leaks almost everything ahead of time, has dropped some serious hints about the upcoming major patch.

This time it’s not in the form of a data mine, though, but a “source.”

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Fortnite Aquaman and Fishsticks
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Aquaman was the latest superhero to be added to Fortnite.

Fortnite Season 4 theme and skin leaked?

Players will be wondering what’s next for the popular battle royale title, which some would argue is once again in need of a refresh.

Well, Thor and that gigantic hammer of his might soon be on the menu.

On August 19, HYPEX tweeted: “I’ve seen some of you guess this already, but yeah Season 4 *MIGHT* be Marvel-themed, and Thor & his hammer are gonna be cosmetics (this is via my source). Also the trailer might start with a girl cornered in some alleyway by armed skins and she gets saved.”

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Other leaks

In a follow-up, as seen above, they also posted a second message that appeared to downplay the certainty of the leak. For now, at least.

A previous post suggested the leaker had discovered some clues in the files relating to Thor, as seen below. This shows a comic strip, Rainbow Bridge, Thor graphic, and Galactus.

Fortnite Thor hint

Whether it be via sources or information in Fortnite’s files, all signs seem to be pointing towards Thor being added as an exclusive Season 4 skin.

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In fact, Fortnite themselves have even poured fuel onto the fire. Just recently, they released a brand new Relaxed Fit Jonesy that looked just like Thor from The Avengers: Endgame.

When it comes to mining through the game’s data files, not many do it better than HYPEX – building a community online of over one million followers.

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This time, though, it’s not certain information from the game itself, so we would encourage everyone to take it with a pinch of salt for now. Soon enough, the picture will be more clear.

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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