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Fortnite Season 3 Blaze skin allegedly causes major FPS issues

Published: 3/Jul/2020 14:23 Updated: 3/Jul/2020 14:25

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite players have called on Epic Games to address bugs with new Season 3 character cosmetics, such as the Blaze skin, after they were seemingly found to cause significant FPS issues in the popular battle royale title.

Fortnite offers players a huge selection of in-game cosmetics, which can be purchased or earned through completing challenges, allowing players to customize their character to their liking before dropping into a match.


However, it was revealed that some of the new cosmetic items in Season 3 may actually be having a negative effect on the overall gameplay experience, following reports of framerate issues that may be tied to the new skins.

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Fortnite fans have seemingly experienced FPS issues with the new Season 3 skins.

Epic Games introduced a ton of changes in Fortnite’s long-awaited Season 3, including a flooded map, new weapons, and even more character skins and cosmetics for players to unlock.


Although Season 3 features some incredible designs, one Fortnite player, Dety0, who is known for sharing tips on improving FPS in the Epic’s battle royale, claimed that there were problems with some of the latest skins.

Dety0 highlighted issues with the lava-themed ‘Blaze’ skin, in particular, a variant of the classic Renegade Raider character which had returned to Fortnite’s Item Shop, adding that it could lower in-game frame rate anywhere between 30-70 FPS when equipped.

“The new [Season] 3 Blaze Skin + Backbling lowers your FPS anywhere from 30-70 FPS, and the same happens if your teammate/enemy wears it,” he added.


After it was revealed that this FPS bug was even taking place for players who were near an enemy or teammate with the skin, Fortnite star Nick Eh 30 was among those to voice concerns over the issue.

The streamer simply asked if players with cosmetics such as the Blaze skin had to be in your field-of-vision to affect the frame rate, which Dety0 later confirmed to be the case.

While simpler skins such as the default characters supposedly have fewer issues with editing delay and frame rate lag in Fortnite, there is little that can be done to stop others from choosing this skin and affecting the gameplay of their fellow players.


Although many Fortnite fans have called on Epic devs to address this issue, they have not yet commented on the bizarre frame rate bugs.


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