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How to build the Coral Buddies rocket ship for secret Fortnite challenge

Published: 6/Aug/2020 13:31

by Matt Porter


Eagle-eyed Fortnite fans will have noticed some secret challenges taking place in Season 3, and this week you’ll be helping the Coral Buddies build a space ship so they can blast up into the sky. 

It’s been a big week in Fortnite, with cars and vehicles finally making their debut after some delays held back their release date, alongside new Radio Stations to listen to while cruising, and important bug fixes. 


A new week also means new challenges, and that means the Coral Buddies are looking for your help again. Two weeks ago they were building pyramids, but science moves fast in the Buddies community, and this week they need your help building a rocket ship. 

Where to find Fortnite’s Coral Buddies

To kick things off, you need to know where the cute little creatures reside in Season 3. If you’ve already been taking part in these challenges, you know to head to the top-left corner of the map and head for the little clump of islands just west of the lighthouse. 


If you’re new to these challenges though, they aren’t too hard to find. They may not be marked on the map, but head to the square B1, and you’ll spot their little home. We’ve marked the exact location on the map below to help you out.

Map showing location of Coral Buddies island.
Epic Games
A map showing where to find Coral Buddies.

How to build the rocket ship

The only tricky part of this challenge comes before you actually make it to the island, as you need to have 100 metal in your materials to give to the Coral Buddies. The easiest way to grab metal is to land on the lighthouse island and start mining at the little dock, which has a metal crane and some boats that should get you over the line.

Once you make it to the island, you’ll see the Buddies have the launchpad set up, but no rocket to fly into space in. Simply walk over and hold the interact key to hand them the goods they need.

Coral Buddies rocket ship launchpad.
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The Coral Buddies need your help to put a rocket on their launchpad.

Once you’ve completed the challenge, the rocket will appear and go shooting off into the sky, as the Coral Buddies embark on their next great adventure into the deep unknown. After you’ve watched the launch, you can head off in search of a Victory Royale.

Completing this challenge is definitely worth it for Fortnite fans, as you receive a nice 25,000 XP reward towards your Season 3 Battle Pass, which will be very handy should you be aiming to reach Tier 100 before the season ends.


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