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How to cancel Fortnite Boogie Bombs without taking damage

Published: 3/Sep/2020 9:01

by Andrew Amos


Epic added Boogie Bombs back to the game in Season 4 ⁠— the first time since Chapter 2 launched. Players are already getting fed up with the grenade since its unvaulting, but there’s apparently a way to break free from the dance without taking damage.

Boogie Bombs are back from the vault in Fortnite Season 4. The grenade was one of a handful of items brought back into the game in the major update, alongside player favorites like the Pump Shotgun.


The grenade forces players to dance when hit, setting up an easy opportunity to nab a kill on an unsuspecting opponent.

Boogie Bomb in Fortnite
Riot Games
Boogie Bombs were added back into Fortnite in Season 4.

Typically, the only way to cancel a Boogie Bomb is to take damage, or wait for the five second timer to run out. This leaves your fate in your enemies hands ⁠— if they are good enough, they’ll burst you down instantly with no chance to fight back.


However, there’s a way that you can get out of the way of your enemies and cancel the effect without taking damage.

You can apparently use crash pads to break free from the Boogie Bomb dance without taking damage. This trick was uncovered by 100 Thieves pro ‘MrSavage’, who surprised his stream with the neat tactic to get away from an opponent set to kill him.

It’s unclear as to whether it’s a bug or not, but players are able to throw down crash pads while dancing under the effects of a Boogie Bomb. This can create enough distance between yourself and your enemy to avoid certain death.


While it doesn’t necessarily ‘cancel’ the effect, being able to escape thanks to the crash pads is as good as canceling the Boogie Bomb.

FYI: You can counter a boogie bomb with bounce pads from r/FortniteCompetitive

It allows you to save health and potentially meds, which can become crucial in late game fights. You could also potentially catch your opponent off guard and launch a counter-attack.

If it is a bug, Epic will look at patching this out as soon as possible, making Boogie Bombs uncounterable again. However, for now, if you’re in a pinch and have some Crash Pads, be sure to throw them down to get out of harm’s way ⁠— it could just be the difference between snatching a Victory Royale or losing the game.


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