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Fortnite players think new ‘meteor’ could hint at return to original map

Published: 23/Apr/2020 7:51

by Brad Norton


New in-game teases have Fortnite players thinking that Travis Scott’s Astronomical event could take us back in time to the original battle royale map.

Fortnite’s in-game events are always unique spectacles that bring the entire community together. Whether its a huge collaboration with Star Wars or a world-ending black hole, Epic always seems to be planning the next big thing.


Travis Scott’s series of in-game performances are up next as the rapper gets set to jump on stage starting April 23. However, a few subtle teases surrounding the new event have players confident that the game might return to its roots.

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The new Astro Jack skin could also be hinting at a major Fortnite development.

Since the beginning of Chapter 2, Fortnite players have been treated to a brand new map referred to as ‘Apollo.’ This map replaced ‘Athena’ from the first Chapter as the original battleground was sucked into a black hole.


Eagle-eyed players recently spotted a fascinating tease on the new Astro Jack skin that appears to hint at the old Fortnite map. Since then, another in-game teaser seems to have cropped up too, sending the community into a tizzy.

Streaming a casual Fortnite session on April 22, popular YouTuber ‘CronicGamerZ’ appeared to spot a meteor in the distance. “What was that damn thing?” the streamer asked, seemingly unsure what just happened.

The new in-game tease can be spotted at the 2:18:35 mark in the video below.


A flicker of bright blue light appeared to crash at the very top of the player’s screen for just a brief moment. It travelled down for a few seconds before phasing back out once again.

While this may purely be an indication Travis Scott’s event is close – as the purple Astroworld looms overhead – it could also tie back in with Astro Jack theories.

Many avid Fortnite players are of the mindset another major shakeup that returns fans to the original map could be in store. This flicker of light could be hinting at another event like ‘The End,’ which destroyed the game’s original battlefield.


Perhaps Travis Scott’s interdimensional travel is what brings the old landscape back with a bang. “I’m thinking it’s the meteor showers that happened back in season 3, which could suggest that the old map is on the other side of the islands like on the Astro jack skin,” Reddit user ‘RaiD_Nightz‘ explained.

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A closer look at the potential in-game teaser.

We’ll all just have to wait and see how things play out as the world-renowned rapper takes to the virtual stage on April 23. 


In the meantime, here are five things we can absolutely guarantee about the upcoming Astronomical event.


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