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Travis Scott’s Astronomical Fortnite challenges & rewards leaked

Published: 21/Apr/2020 8:45

by Isaac McIntyre

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New Travis Scott Astronomical challenges in Fortnite have been leaked by data miners ahead of the Grammy-nominated rapper’s five-show event in Epic’s battle royale, giving players a heads up about what to expect.

Travis Scott is a Fortnite mega-fan, and doesn’t hide it. The Houston rapper even jumped into some streamed games with Drake and Ninja in 2018. Now the star is set to get his very own in-game skin and event, and hype has hit fever-pitch.

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We’ve already seen plenty of hints about where his concerts are going to take place, and we know Cactus Jack will be bringing his own “other-worldly experience” too. Now we know the event’s challenges, thanks to new data leaks.

Travis Scott's in-game event is finally landing after Fortnite's v12.41. Update.
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Travis Scott’s in-game event is finally landing after Fortnite’s v12.41. Update.

Leaked Travis Scott Astronomical challenges & rewards

Fortnite’s v12.41 update patch may still be underway, but leaks have already revealed exactly what the Travis Scott Astronomical challenges will entail. Not only that, but it’s also given us our first look at the rewards contained within too.

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According to leaks revealed by Fortnite code-diver FortTory, the first mission will see players put on their dancing shoes. The challenge can only be ticked off in two spots though ⁠— The Yacht or Apres Ski. 

Once players have completed the necessary ten seconds of dancing, they’ll earn a warped artwork loading screen of Travis Scott himself, though with a cyborg twist.

The second two missions require players to visit a few locations. The first calls for players to “bounce off of different giant Astro heads,” which are likely to appear around the battle royale map once the event begins in earnest.

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The third challenge is a more simple one. All players have to do to earn a Cactus Jack-style image is “visit the stage north of Sweaty Sands.” This is where Scott and co. will be hosting their five days of Astronomical live shows.

If you complete all three Travis Scott challenges, one final reward awaits ⁠— an emote based on Scott’s infamous viral concert image. Captured back in 2017, the image depicts him with a mic stand aloft, yelling in front of flames.

The Astronomical challenges are far from the only thing coming in the massive Travis Scott x Fortnite event either. The game’s biggest data miners have already uncovered new emotes, styles, backblings, and plenty more

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There’s also new guns, bug fixes, and a long-awaited Infected LTM landing in the battle royale in the v12.41 update. Check out the full patch notes here.

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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