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Fortnite Season 3 stats reveal the fastest way to move across the map

Published: 13/Jul/2020 8:42

by Andrew Amos

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Season 3 of Fortnite added a bunch of new movement mechanics ⁠— cars, Peppers, and even Loot Sharks. However, how effective are they all? One player broke down the stats, so you don’t get left in the storm when the time comes to rotate.

So you’ve been caught at Steamy, and the zone looks to be down at Misty Meadows. You’ve spent a bit too long looting, and you need a way to escape the storm pronto.

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While most people would instantly look for a boat or a Choppa, there are other options for you in Season 3. Whirlpools give you the option of gliding your way down the map. Swimming is an easy way to cut through the swell. Once you hit land though, you’ll have to leg it on foot.

Fortnite players riding in boat
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When there’s a ton of water on the map, boats make a ton of sense in Fortnite.

What’s the best way to get out of the storm? Well, one player has broken down the math so you don’t have to.

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Fortnite Season 3 movement breakdown

Reddit user ‘SymboleX’ crunched the numbers of just how fast and efficient most modes of transport are in Fortnite. While it’s not a comprehensive list ⁠— Choppa’s are missing, most notably ⁠— it covers all the major ones.

Here are the travel speeds Symbole came up with for specific modes of transport in Fortnite:

  • Running: 333 meters / minute
  • Running with Pepper: 500 meters / minute
  • Swimming: 600 meters / minute
  • Swimming with Pepper: 800 meters / minute
  • Boating: 1200 meters / minute
  • Gliding: 1200 meters / minute

“This can be very useful if you’re contemplating whether or not to keep looting that extra house even if the zone is far away ⁠— 300m is generally around a minute if you hurry, just place a marker on the zone to see the distance,” they said.

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This is based on all the movement we know of right now, anyways. Cars will be making their entrance into Fortnite in just a week’s time on July 21, which is bound to provide another efficient way of rotating across the map.

All Travel Speeds to know when you will reach Zone from r/FortniteCompetitive

Choppas are also super effective for rotating in a pinch. While they are a bit more rare in Season 3, they are still hotly contested in all formats of the game. Their ability to fly out of most players’ render distances is incredibly strong, no matter their pace.

The most interesting stat to point out is the potency of Peppers. Re-added in Season 3, the foraging item’s tooltip states it increases movement speed by 20% for 60 seconds. However, according to tests by Symbole, that number is closer to 33%.

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So, if you need to rotate across the map, there’s no need to panic. There’s plenty of ways to get from A to B in Season 3, it’s just a matter of finding the best way for your situation.

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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