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Fortnite streamer demonstrates the best counter to a X-4 Stormwing

Published: 7/Dec/2018 21:10 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 21:21

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite’s skies have been littered with dogfights and planes looking to pick off grounded players, so one streamer took matters into his own hands to combat the aerial trend.

Since the release of Season 7 on December 6, Fortnite has taken the battle to the sky with the release of the X-4 Stormwing, which has caused many players to find ways to stand up to their winged foes from the ground.

In a clip from TSM’s HighDistortion, he and his group were looting at Retail Row when he hears a plane above them, leading him to decide that the best thing to do is go hunting for pilots.

Epic GamesThe guaranteed shot percentage makes the Scoped AR a worthy adversary to mobile planes.

When he makes his way onto the roof, the sky is alive with planes far and near.

“There’s an airplane above us,” he said. “It looks like Battlefield right now.”

HighDistortion took out his Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle and started tracking a plane that seemed to be at the tail-end of a dogfight.

The rifle has 100% accuracy when scoped, so it wasn’t the worst theory to put into practice. Of the eight shots he took, seven landed, downing two players who were occupying the same plane.

Lining up the shot was no small feat, and hitting the players in mid-flight made the play even harder. But as he showed, people on foot have counterplays to make if the sky is too crowded for comfort.

The v7.00 update for Fortnite has unleashed all kinds of chaos on the battlegrounds and more types of these plays are bound to appear.


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.