Fortnite Season 7: Snowfall challenges replace Hunting Party as secret Battle Star returns - Dexerto

Fortnite Season 7: Snowfall challenges replace Hunting Party as secret Battle Star returns

Published: 6/Dec/2018 11:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 14:44

by Ross Deason


If you’re wondering what the Fortnite Season 7 equivalent of Hunting Party challenges will be, it looks like the answer is ‘Snowfall Challenges’.

Throughout Season 6, players were given hints at the end of a week’s standard challenges via a loading screen. This loading screen was related to a bonus ‘Hunting Party’ challenge that involved finding a hidden Battle Star or banner somewhere on the map.

Complete enough of the weeks, and players unlocked a mystery Hunting Party skin which turned out to be the A.I.M outfit. This popular challenge was also seen in other forms previously – Blockbuster challenges in Season 4 and Road Trip challenges in Season 5.

For Season 7, the assumption is that the ‘Snowfall’ challenges, which were originally leaked by @lucas7yoshi_ on Twitter, will work in a similar way.

As you can see in the image below, players will need to complete a host of challenges throughout the season in order to unlock a mystery skin:

Once again, a mystery skin will be unlocked in Season 7.

Whether or not the Snowfall challenge will work in an identical way to previous seasons is currently unknown.

Once we’ve worked our way through all of the Week 1 challenges, which were released  on December 6 when the v7.00 patch downtime ended, we’ll find the Battle Star or Banner and update you!

Season 7 already promises to be one of the best yet for Fortnite fans. The new Iceberg biome has added a huge amount of room to the map and there are a tonne of other changes besides.

Players will also get the chance to take to the skies like never before thanks to the addition of the all-new X-4 Stormwing plane!


How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce


Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

Epic Games
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.