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Fortnite players are spending less and less as revenue plummets

Published: 22/Jun/2019 12:32 Updated: 22/Jun/2019 13:02

by Daniel Cleary


Epic Game’s battle royale title Fortnite has endured massive drops in revenue in recent months, showing a significant decline from the highs of 2018.

According to a new report from Nielsen company, SuperData, which detailed the highest earning games for the month of May 2019, Fortnite has seen a significant drop in revenue compared to previous years.


Fortnite made $203 million in May 2019 across all platforms, which is still a huge return for the popular battle royale game, although it is only good enough for fifth place on the list of PC games revenue, despite remaining number one on consoles.

Epic GamesFortnite’s revenue drops significantly despite release of Season 9.

It is quite common for popular games to fluctuate with revenue made per month, however, compared to May 2018, Fortnite’s earnings for the same month in 2019 have dropped by a staggering 38% overall.


This will be a surprise to some, as the difference in revenue compared to the previous year comes during one of the most successful months for Fortnite in 2019, after receiving a boost from the release of Season 9 of the Battle Pass on May 9.

Although Fortnite has a strong presence on PC with the vast majority of the game’s professional players opting to use the platform, console players are still the main source of revenue according to SuperData, saying: “Console continues to contribute the largest share of players and revenue.”

SuperData / NielsenSuperData’s chart highlighting the Top 10 games’ revenues for May 2019.

There are many surprising names in the PC category ahead of Fortnite for Western gamers, such as the popular Chinese games, Crossfire and Fantasy Westward Journey Online II, which aren’t far behind League of Legends at number one on the list.


The drop off in revenue is not a good sign for Epic Games, however, as it indicates that players are less interested in spending money on the battle royale game than before.

Assuming this is not just a temporary blip, and indicative of a long term trend, it could also be a cause for concern elsewhere in the Epic business, as they are believed to be using the cash cow of Fortnite to push their ‘Epic Games Store’ launcher aggressively, securing lots of exclusive titles on PC.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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