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All map changes in Fortnite patch v10.30: Moisty Palms, Greasy Grove, more

Published: 11/Sep/2019 11:14 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 12:00

by Matt Porter

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Fortnite’s v10.30 Update has finally arrived, and brought with it some major changes to the landscape of the island on which the battle royale matches are played. 

Map changes were the headline addition to Fortnite with this patch, as Epic Games brought back to classic locations to the game with an epic twist that should breathe new life into the points-of-interest.

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Ice has been melting and trees have been shooting out of the ground at some legendary spots, so here’s everything you need to know about the map changes in the v10.30 Update.

Moisty Palms

For weeks, fans have been speculating that Paradise Palms would disappear, and become totally overgrown by the swamp that once covered the area called Moisty Mire.

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As things turned out, they were almost right, as the trees have sprouted at the popular drop location, but instead of completely overrunning the city, has instead mingled in with the architecture to create a hybrid location aptly titled Moisty Palms.

As with all the Rift Zones, which have appeared through Season 10 thanks to the Rift Beacons, there’s a catch to this merger. Players who end up running through the streets of Moisty Palms and decide to crouch will instantly become a prop, taking the form of a random item that can be found somewhere around the map. This could prove to be an excellent way to hide from threats, or to create an ambush on some unsuspecting foes.

Epic GamesMosity Palms is a strange mix of the two locations.

Greasy Grove

Greasy Grove has made its triumphant return to Fortnite after a spell frozen under a massive sheet of ice. Players have been able to see the legendary location for a while but thanks to the snowy tundra which took over the southwest corner of the map, nobody has been able to set foot in the Grove.

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That’s all changed with the v10.30 Update, with a massive circle of ice melting around the popular location, unleashing it to the world once again. There is one major change though – Durrr Burger is out, with tacos now the food item of choice for those who plan to drop here.

Thanks to the Rift Zone, tacos will fall out of the sky periodically at this point-of-interest, granting players 20 HP, and making them dance for the duration of the shower. Spicy Tacos can also be found scattered around, which will give you 10 HP once consumed, and a 40% speed boost for 20 seconds.

Epic GamesGreasy Grove is now taco-themed.

Prison returns

Another classic Fortnite location the prison was a great place to gather loot and prepare for the battle ahead, and is back as part of the Moisty Palms Rift Zone.

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The jail now sits on a hill just overlooking the city, so should be easy to find.

Epic GamesThe prison is always full of loot.

Dusty Depot

Dusty Depot was the first of the formerly removed points-of-interest to reappear, and since then, the mysterious Visitor has been building Rift Beacons to bring back other legendary locations to the game.

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Now, it appears the Visitor is building something else, with scaffolding appearing above one of the buildings, although what they are planning to construct remains to be seen.

Epic GamesThe Visitor is building something at Dusty Divot.

Westworlds is back

Pro player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney was furious when Epic Games took the popular ‘Westworlds’ location away in the v10.20 Update, choosing to replace it with a special Borderlands-themed Pandora location as part of their limited time partnership. 

Pandora is gone though, which means Westworlds is finally back, and Tfue can stop complaining that his favorite drop location was axed by the developers. 

If you’re wondering how these changes have affected the overall island, you can take a look at the v10.30 map in full below.

The full Fortnite map after the 10.30 Update.

More map changes are being discovered all the time, so make sure to check back as we continue to update this article.

This article was updated at 6:54 AM EST on Wednesday, September 11.

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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