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Fortnite spaceship POI and Ancient Astronaut challenges leaked

Published: 21/Jul/2020 14:15 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 14:24

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has revealed a mysterious spaceship, a new ‘Crash Site’ POI, and Ancient Astronaut challenges that are all coming to the battle royale in the future.

The Fortnite v13.30 update patch went live on July 21 and though fans might have been expecting sweeping changes, Epic Games kept things a little more lowkey. Instead of the cars and new Atlantis POI that were thought to be added, the devs focused on the Summer Splash LTMs and bug fixes.

However, as you’d expect from a new update, a number of leakers have been able to get their hands on some new content – including the whole lot of cosmetics that were added to the mix.

Yet, some have gone above and beyond, almost literally, by uncovering a mysterious new spaceship and accompanying features. 

This new ship is different to Fortnite rockets of the past.

Fortnite astronaut crash site POI

The details come from popular dataminer FortTory who pointed out that the new files contained multiple shops of a small spaceship. 

Yet, it resembles more of a Tie Fighter from Star Wars than the rocket used in Fortnite Season X’s cinematic finale. Sadly, you don’t seem to be able to hop into the ship and start whizzing around the map like its the old planes.

No, instead, you’re going to have to wait. The dataminer revealed that it will be found at a ‘Crash Site’ POI which he revealed to be behind Craggy Cliffs. 

Fortnite Ancient Astronaut challenge steps

On top of that, you will have to help out the Astronaut who is stuck inside by getting his ship back online.

Again, FortTory revealed that will be a few steps to doing this and it might involve defeating some NPC ‘attackers’ just like the Mauraders. 

  • Found Ancient Ship
  • Collect Missing Part
  • Install Missing Part
  • Begin Launch Sequence
  • Stop Ship Launch

Fortnite fans will, seemingly, have to wait until the water level once again drops to explore the new POI and spaceship, so it could become a bit populated once that happens.

You’ll just have to watch your back and make sure that your chance at a victory royale isn’t ruined in the meantime.


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.