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Fortnite x IT Chapter Two event: Everything you need to know

Published: 5/Sep/2019 11:47 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 8:25

by David Purcell

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Epic Games looked to be on the brink of sparking the most unexpected crossover between Fortnite Battle Royale and upcoming thriller movie IT Chapter Two, but it appears that the bubble has burst for the potential event. 

While the idea of having scary movie features added to the free-to-play battle royale game might have raised a few eyebrows, considering how many children play Fortnite on a regular basis, there’s no denying that the clues appeared to be stacking up. 

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The game’s developers have linked up with the makers of the John Wick franchise in the past for a crossover event, which is a rated R movie, so it wasn’t out of the realms of possibility that this was about to be triggered – especially after players made some interesting discoveries. 

Fortnite x IT Chapter Two leaks (Aug 28)

Not everybody would have believed it at first, but back on August 28 a series of datamines from leakers FortTory and HYPEX uncovered potential crossover features in the game files. 

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One included a balloon that looked very similar to that of Pennywise – the main clown villain from the movies – along with a series of audio clips which seemed to sound a lot like the character. Even then, though, there will have been some doubters.

Balloon discovered! (Sep 4)

However, Fortnite players made what could turn out to be a huge discovery on September 4, after spotting what looked like Pennywise’s balloon at the Pleasant Park point of interest. 

Those who have been playing the game for a long time, however, will know that the map is constantly gaining new features, both big and small. Some fans were dubbing this as our first teaser for the new event, at least it seemed that way.

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Twitter: ShiinaBR / Epic GamesIs this the first sign?

Confirmation? (Sep 4)

There’s been no official word from Epic Games as to whether or not this crossover is coming soon, but what we did have was an initial endorsement of the idea.

On September 4, the day a balloon was found in-game, the official IT Chapter Two Twitter account retweeted a Fortnite Intel article linking the movie to Fortnite. 

It’s not an official announcement, but it’s certainly something.
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There are numerous ways that this crossover could have been sparked in Season 10, with Rift Beacons being added to different areas on a regular basis and locations seemingly ever-changing. 

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Should the event take place, there’s no doubt that we could see an IT-inspired zone added to the game, just like they did with Borderlands’ Pandora Rift Zone or having John Wick’s house feature. 

Balloon is gone! (Sep 9)

While all of those ideas sound great and seemed fairly possible following the discovery of the balloon, those who wanted to see what may come from this event might have been dealt a major blow on September 9 as the balloon disappeared from Pleasant Park. 

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The sidewalk, however, still looks the same way as it did when the balloon was there, with the house destroyed. 

Xbox One screengrabThe balloon at Pleasant Park has disappeared.

IT Chapter Two released on September 6 and judging by other themed events we’ve seen in the past, we usually see these type of crossovers kick off before that time. 

Sadly, there’s now a chance that this might not turn out to be an event after all, but simply Epic adding a map feature as a nod to the movie franchise. Only time will tell. 

Article last updated on September 10, 2019 at 04:23am (EST). 

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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