Full Roundup of ALL the Fortnite Leaks and Changes from Mega Update V5.30 - Dexerto

Full Roundup of ALL the Fortnite Leaks and Changes from Mega Update V5.30

Published: 25/Aug/2018 8:34 Updated: 25/Aug/2018 15:34

by Calum Patterson


After the most recent update went live for Fortnite Battle Royale, V5.30, a host of unreleased items and information was leaked by data miners.

Despite Epic Games’ best efforts to discourage data mining, more leaks than ever came out about what is coming to Fortnite, so much that it may have been difficult to keep track of everything.


For a full list of gameplay changes, new Score Royale LTM, weapon and item additions, implemented in the v5.30 update, check out the complete patch notes.

So, this is a complete round up of everything that was leaked, including skins, emotes, other customization items, new weapons, and even an in-game event, all leading up to the conclusion of Season 5.



As expected, new skins which are constantly being added to Fortnite, were discovered in the game files, complete with their names and rarities.

  • The Ace (Epic)
  • Enforcer (Legendary)
  • Cloaked Star (Epic)
  • Ravage (Legendary)
  • Far Out Man (Epic)
  • Dream Flower (Epic)
  • Scorpion (Uncommon)
  • Chopper (Rare)
  • Backbone (Rare)
  • Armadillo (Uncommon) 

You can see full video previews of these skins here.




Just like skins, Epic is always adding in new emotes, with six unreleased ones leaked.

  • Shake It Up (Epic)
  • Dance Therapy (Epic)
  • Praise the Tomato (Rare)
  • Fancy Feet (Rare)
  • Capoeira (Rare)
  • Job Well Done (Rare)

You can see full video previews of these emotes here.


A new weapon was also leaked, discovered in the game files. A suppressed assault rifle, which is also a burst fire gun:


“Assault Weapon: Burst. An assault rifle that fires tight bursts that allow for precise targeting in mobile mid-range engagements. Deals good damage, but consumes its magazine very quickly.”

You can view a preview and details of the leaked weapon here.

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Flamethrower/Quad Rocket Launcher

This leak is unconfirmed, but a number of data miners reported finding game files which hint towards a flamethrower of some kind and a quad launcher being added to Battle Royale.


You can view the game files here.

Shockwave Grenade

A new type of throwable called the ‘Shockwave Grenade’ was discovered, expected to act like a legendary Impulse Grenade. 

The Shockwave Grenade’s description is simply “Toodle pip!” – so it sounds like players hit with it will be sent soaring a considerable distance.

‘Cube’ In-Game Event

This leak seems to hint at another major in-game live event, similar to the rocket launch from the end of Season 4, this time has something to do with the mysterious purple cube.

Sound files, as well as names such as ‘cube_slam’ and ‘cube_mad’ were found. There was also a file called ‘Rocket_BigBang’, so there is perhaps some link to the rocket launch.

Season 5 Starter Pack

A starter pack for season 5 was leaked, which includes a skin, back bling, and 600 V-Bucks.

PlayStation Exclusive Items

Three in-game items, a pickaxe, a glider and a skydiving trail, have been leaked, all of which are exclusive to PlayStation players, expected to release before the end of season 5.

Week 8 Challenges

The challenges for Week 8 were also leaked, with some interesting new tasks to complete.

Loading Screens

The Week 7 and 8 loading screens for completing the Road Trip Challenge each week were added to the game files too, giving a hint at the location of the hidden battle star.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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