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Fortnite v9.20 map changes: Greasy Grove, Polar Peak and more

Published: 6/Jun/2019 9:47 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 20:13

by Daniel Cleary

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New Fortnite Battle Royale leaks appear to show some major changes are coming to some of the game’s most popular locations.

Epic Games revamped the map at the beginning of Season 7, which saw fan-favorite points-of-interest, such as Greasy Grove completely removed to make way for a new snow biome.

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It seems the icy area may not last much longer, as leaks suggest that even more changes are coming to Polar Peak and the surrounding area. These updates have been expected for some time, as players began to notice cracks in the iceberg following the May 22 update.

There was also lots of speculation about a possible Godzilla crossover or for a dragon to be revealed from beneath the iceberg for the future in-game ‘Cattus’ event after fans found a giant eye peering through the ice.

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HappyPower / TwitterA giant eye was discovered within the iceberg at Polar Peak leading many to believe a Godzilla crossover may be in store.

According to leaker FortTory, players may not have to wait much longer to find out what’s in store, as they revealed that the v9.20 update files include some changes coming to Polar Peak and the frozen Greasy Grove.

The leaks indicate that the iceberg at Polar Peak will likely fall down, releasing the “Cattus” from beneath the ice, destroying the castle that sits on top.

It looks as if the Cattus creature, whatever it actually is, is headed for the former location of Greasy Grove, with a massive footprint expected to appear there during the event.

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It seems that the apparent monster will also be visible during the event, as the update files also indicated that there would be a location dedicated to the monster, named “CattusSpot.”

It is also expected that Epic Games will release a new tutorial map for players alongside the next major patch, as files have also been found for a map titled as “Athena_Tutorial_Map_1.”.

There have been many other changes implemented in-game with the v9.20 patch such as Storm Flip item, weapon vaults and more.

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As with all leaks, it’s possible that the information could be inaccurate, or that Epic Games may decide to change direction between now and the in-game “Cattus” event, although it does not seem like fans will not have to wait too much longer to find out.

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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