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How to watch Fortnite Travis Scott’s Astronomical concerts: streams, rewards, more

Published: 23/Apr/2020 23:35 Updated: 24/Apr/2020 0:13

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have announced a massive collaboration with rapper Travis Scott, which will see him become the latest addition to their Icon skin series, and host a number of musical events on the Fortnite island which will see him debut a brand-new track.

Throughout Fortnite’s Season 2, dataminers and leakers have been searching for details about an upcoming Travis Scott collaboration after a number of files referencing the Texas native appeared in the game following early Chapter 2 updates.

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Finally, after months of speculation, Epic Games have confirmed that Cactus Jack himself is taking over Fortnite, with the rapper set to host a “one of a kind musical journey” inside the game that will also include the debut of a never-before-released song from Scott.

Artwork from Fortnite and Travis Scott's Astronimical event.
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Travis Scott is set to take over Fortnite with his new Astronomical event.

What is Fortnite and Travis Scott’s Astronomical event?

Epic Games have confirmed that the Astronomical event will be unlikely anything we’ve seen before in Fortnite, calling it an “other-worldly experience inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations,” which have been built from the ground up inside the game.

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Much like the Marshmello event that blew Fortnite fans away, players will be able to take in a show based around the man himself, gain some rewards, and even get the opportunity to purchase a special skin depicting the man himself as part of the Icon Series.

Here are a few streams where you can watch the event live, including Tfue’s, Ninja’s, and Myth’s broadcasts.

Watch live video from travisscott on www.twitch.tv

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Watch live video from Tfue on www.twitch.tv

Watch live video from Myth on www.twitch.tv

Watch live video from SypherPK on www.twitch.tv

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When are the Travis Scott Astronomical concerts taking place?

Unlike the Marsmhello event, Fortnite fans will have numerous opportunities to tune into Astronomical, with the developers confirming that there will be five showings spread out across three days so even should have a chance at checking out the action live and in-person between April 23 and 25.

The Americas will get the first opportunity on April 23, with Europe and the Middle East up next on April 24. There will be three further times on April 25, as The Americas, Europe, and Asia & Oceania all get a final chance to check out Astronomical. You can view the times provided by Epic Games below.

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Astronomical event times.
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A full list of Astronomical event times.

As for where the shows will take place, Epic Games have yet to confirm the location, however a stage has been under construction on an island near Sweaty Sands, so it seems likely that we’ll be flocking to the west of the island to catch the action.

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An island near Sweaty Sands appears to have been prepped for the arrival of Astronomical.

Fortnite Astronomical event rewards

Not only will players get to enjoy the event, but there are also some special rewards for those who tune into the shows live, Epic Games confirming anyone who is in-game for Astronomical will receive two special loading screens designed especially for the event.

On top of that, a special Cyclone glider is up for grabs, complete with a pair of diamond teeth on the front.

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Players can earn two special loading screens and a glider for attending one of the showings.

Travis Scott Fortnite Icon Series skin

Rounding off the event is the special Travis Scott Fortnite Icon Series skin, which will be available for purchase from the in-game item shop starting on April 21. Players will be able to get their hands on his outfits, emotes, and more, although no price has been confirmed as of yet.

The skin has yet to be officially revealed, but thanks to dataminers, we already know what it looks like. One variant appears to feature the artist in a Supreme top while another has him shirtless with all of his tattoos on display. An in-game image also reveals that the skin may be similar to the likes of Ninja’s, in that it evolves as you play. Potentially glowing more and more red with each elimination.

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The leaked Travis Scott Fortnite skin.

Another leak showcases the skin alongside a potential Astro variant. Keeping the same chains on, this astronaut themed option has one of the Cactus Jack logos embedded on the helmet.

Players who purchase Cactus Jack will also be able to take part in special Astronomical challenges, which will unlock a new spray, profile picture, and emote for their efforts.

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Players can earn special prizes for completing Astronomical challenges.

What these challenges entail remain to be seen, but players will be able to sink their teeth into them once the skin is finally released on Tuesday, April 21.

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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