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Spider-Man rumored to be next Marvel hero joining Fortnite crossover

Published: 28/Aug/2020 3:13 Updated: 28/Aug/2020 6:30

by Isaac McIntyre

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Everyone’s favorite web-head Spider-Man could be the next Marvel superhero to swing into the Fortnite ‘Nexus War’ crossover, joining the huge cast of comic book characters that have debuted in the battle royale in Season 4.

The world of Fortnite enjoyed one of its biggest ever updates on August 27. Iron Man, Thor, Storm, Wolverine, and more joined the battle royale’s cast as part of the ‘Nexus War,’ a huge Marvel crossover throughout Season 4.

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There were a few notable absences in the Marvel debutants, however. Captain America was a big one, though he had a good reason; the First Avenger had only just got a skin as part of the July 4th celebrations last month.

Where’s Spider-Man?

Another major omission was Stan Lee’s favorite comic book character, Spider-Man. Peter Parker is one of Marvel’s most iconic heroes, so it was odd he wasn’t part of the crossover. 

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Worry not, fans of the web-head! It looks like Spider-Man will be joining Fortnite after all, after a number of data miners discovered new clues pointing to his anticipated arrival in the battle royale happening just a little later in Season 4.

Spider-Man may well be the next Marvel hero to join the Fortnite roster.
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Spider-Man may well be the next Marvel hero to join the Fortnite roster.

According to top Fortnite dataminer HYPEX, and backed up by similar reports from ShiinaBR, new Season 4 achievements point to Spider-Man joining the Item Shop “later this season” as a latecomer to the ongoing ‘Nexus War.’

Shiina also suggested Spider-Man may be joined by the web-slinger’s regular comic book foe, Carnage. This would happen “at a later date,” the dataminer added.

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There’s no specific date that Spider-Man ⁠— and potentially Carnage ⁠— could join the battle royale, but it does sound like it’s in the works. The question is, if the web-head is on his way to the fight, who else could also join?

Who else could join Fortnite x Marvel crossover?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of heroes and villains that may arrive in Fortnite as part of the Season 4 crossover. Phase 4 heavy-hitters like Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Bucky Barnes, and Ant-Man are obvious picks.

Black Panther is another choice Epic could go with. In fact, the Wakandan king seems the most likely; leaks have already revealed a “PantherMonument” POI is being added, and there are mysterious claw marks littered around the map too.

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A host of new Marvel skins have been added to Fortnite in the
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Which other Marvel heroes could join She-Hulk, Thor, Storm, and Iron Man in Fortnite’s fourth season?

Until Epic Games actually comes out and announces these heroes, however, it’s all just leaks and rumors. Keep your fingers crossed Spider-Man, and all his Avengers allies, do eventually arrive in Fortnite sometime in Season 4!

While we’re waiting for the web-head, there’s plenty that’s already happened as part of the huge August 27 update. Epic added a new “Doom’s Domain” point of interest to check out, and there’s the Marvel battle pass to grind.

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The Fortnite devs even finally unvaulted the Pump Shotgun, among other guns, after fan backlash reached fever-pitch. Get caught up on all the massive Season 4 changes in the battle royale with our Fortnite v14.00 patch notes.

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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