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Fortnite Season 3 leak reveals in-depth look at six upcoming vehicles

Published: 7/Jul/2020 4:29

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite Season 3 is gearing up for the release of six new vehicle types and a huge leak has revealed all of the features that will be coming alongside them.

As first spotted in the Season 3 launch trailer, many new vehicles are coming soon to Epic’s hugely popular Battle Royale. From trucks to taxis and plenty more, dedicated players have been speculating when they might be able to find the new additions in-game.

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A recent leak outed that the cars will be dropping into Fortnite on July 21. Just 24 hours later, now even more information has slipped through the cracks. Additional leaks have uncovered everything from vehicle health to brand new fuel mechanics.

All of the upcoming cars have a deeper set of features than previous vehicles in Fortnite. They’ll have a set amount of fuel that drains over time and new gas pumps will be scattered throughout the map, allowing players to refuel if they’re running on empty.

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Divided into four distinct categories, the vehicles are defined as: Trucks, Smalls Cars, Medium Cars, and Large Cars. Each of these comes with its own unique statistics. Some are more fuel-efficient, while others can sustain more damage.

While you can hop in and instantly start driving any of these vehicles, you’ll need to be cautious of your fuel consumption. Every second that you’re driving, fuel will be burned at a pretty staggering rate. This is to ensure that players can’t stay in the one vehicle forever. Not without finding a gas pump, at least.

Large Cars will have the greatest fuel capacity of any new vehicle type, capable of holding 150 fuel, 50 more than any other car. However, it also burns through fuel quicker than any other car as well. Simply driving at a regular speed will cost 0.75 fuel per second. Meanwhile, boosting will run you 9 fuel per second. With a full tank of gas, this means you’ll only be able to drive Large Cars for roughly 17 seconds while boosting.

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Moreover, cars can also run out of fuel if they’ve been hit by opposing players. All of the vehicle types will leak two fuel per second if they are damaged. Shooting even a Common weapon at a vehicle could be well worth your time. Draining the fuel of your opponents is a surefire way to have them bail from their car. 

Fortnite Season 3 cars driving through the map
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Fortnite’s Season 3 launch trailer showcased many of these upcoming vehicles.

Basic Cars, Basic Trucks, Big Rigs, Police Cars, Taxi Cabs, and Sports Cars will all be dropping into Fortnite Season 3 on July 21. There’s no telling exactly where they may spawn, nor how many will appear in each game. However, Epic has clearly designed them with trade offs in-place. 

While they will help you get across the map quickly, fuel will eventually run out. It’s going to be a balancing act getting the most out of the new cars. Keep your eyes peeled for our guides once the vehicles are available.

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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