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Fortnite pro has insane conspiracy theory for why some unpopular weapons aren’t vaulted

Published: 30/Jun/2019 21:36

by Albert Petrosyan


A Fortnite Battle Royale professional player believes that developers Epic Games may have some ulterior motives when it comes to deciding which weapons and items to keep in the game. 

The Vault is a very active and central aspect of Fortnite, as its where weapons and items are stored when they are removed from the game’s default core modes.


While Epic have remained largely consistent with their decision making behind what should be vaulted and what shouldn’t, there are still some choices that have left many players scratching their heads. 

For example, the Tactical Shotgun and Suppressed Pistol are both widely considered to be among the lower tier of weapons, dropped at the first sight of even a mid-level gun, and yet both continue to exist in the game.


This becomes even more of a curiosity when considering that the Pump Shotgun was recently brought back from the vault, increasing the number of shotguns to three (Combat Shotgun).

Epic GamesThe addition of both the Combat and Pump Shotguns has made the Tactical Shotgun expendable, and yet it continues to exist in the core default modes.

While many may be confused as to why these weapons haven’t been vaulted yet, one professional player seems to have it all figured out.

‘Beehive,’ a European Fortnite pro that represents Luminosity Gaming, has theorized that the reason why Epic continue to keep weapons like the Tac Shotgun and the Suppressed Pistol in the game, is perhaps due to their partnership with Nerf.


“I just realized the reason the silenced pistol and the Tac haven’t been vaulted is because Fortnite collaborated with Nerf to make three guns: Scar, Tac, and silenced pistol,” he tweeted. “I bet it’s in the contract to not remove them. This game is a f*cking meme.”

Obviously, if this reason were to turn out to be true, it would definitely receive a lot of backlash from the community, as it would mean that Epic were allowing corporate deals to influence their game, especially since nothing of the sort has ever been officially announced.

With the $30 million World Cup coming up, after 10 weeks of qualifiers were just played, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine that many competitive players would feel hard done by if this theory were proved to be fact.


That being said, this could end up being nothing more than a conspiracy theory, although that would still then leave the question of why these weapons are still in the game, unanswered. 


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