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Fortnite ‘The End’ cosmetics revealed ahead of Season X finale

Published: 11/Oct/2019 13:37 Updated: 11/Oct/2019 13:46

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have revealed some of their new cosmetics for Fortnite’s upcoming ‘The End’ event – and it looks like fans will be able to pick a side.

Fortnite Season X is finally drawing to a close after weeks of getting to grips with the BRUTE Mechs, Rift Zone locations, and glitched consumables. As with the conclusion of any season, Epic Games has an in-game event lined up with this one being called ‘The End’.

Fans have been speculating what that name means since it was first leaked, yet despite the crazy theories, they’ve been able to watch a rocket be constructed at Dusty Depot by The Visitor in preparation for the finale. And now, it appears as if fans will be split down the middle in what they want to happen during the cinematic event.

The countdown to ‘The End’ is underway at Dusty Depot.

Ahead of the end of the October 13 countdown, Epic Games has revealed a brand new emote called ‘Go Home!’ that will be available in the Item Shop.

In the same vein as the Cattus and Doggus event, where fans chose to be either Team Monster or Team Mech, they can hold up a sign protesting against The Visitor being on the battle royale island and whatever he has planned.

Of course, with any protest, there’s a side that is happy with the way things are going and is slightly more welcoming.

That is where the ‘Welcome!’ emote comes into the play. Instead of the jeers and anti-Visitor sign, the Welcome! will let players show their support for the storyline character and whatever they have planned for the event.

Just what the event will have in-store for players remains to be seen as Epic keeps these incredible moments under tight security until the moment arises for them to shine. 

Whatever is coming on Sunday, October 13, you can be sure to find lobbies filled with players showing off their new emote – just don’t go hunting for a kill because someone is Team Visitor and you’re not.


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.