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How to watch Fortnite’s $2 million FNCS Invitational

Published: 16/May/2020 13:38

by Connor Bennett

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The $2,000,000 Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) is into its second week of matches, so, here is everything you need to know about watching it. 

After the success of the Fortnite World Cup, professional players who compete in the battle royale have been searching for what is next in the roadmap for the competitive scene. The top answer, seeing as they aren’t any LAN events in the works, is the online FNCS. 

The Fortnite Championship Series has been around for a few seasons and allows players to test their skills in different variants of the battle royale in order to take home some big cash prizes. Epic Games have stepped things up compared to the usual FNCS, offering up a $2,000,000 prize pool for their invitational event. 

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The FNCS changes up the game mode each event.

FNCS Invitational event times and dates

While that had been chances for players to qualify via open qualifiers, the main interest in the new FNCS set-up is who has been invited. Epic revealed that the top 100 players from recent events would be involved – be it on PC, console, or even mobile.

As a further point, the developers noted that they themselves would be inviting up to 100 players to take part in the event, with the European solos portion of things kicking off on Saturday, May 16 at 6 pm BST/1 pm EST/10 am PDT/7 pm CET and running for three hours. After that, the NA East follows suit before the NA West rounds things off. 

Fortnite FNCS streams

As ever, you can watch your favorite players on their own individual streams, but Epic Games have also got their central broadcast set up for proceedings. 

If you prefer using Twitch, you can find Epic’s broadcast on there, but the action will also be available on YouTube. To make things easier, we’ve embedded both streams below so you don’t have to go anywhere. 

With such a stacked up being involved in the solos event, the action from the FNCS should be frantic but also pretty entertaining, no matter who wins.

All you have to do, if you’ve not managed to grab a golden ticket through the open event, is kick back, relax, cheer on your favorite players, and hope that they can claim a victory.

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How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 22:44

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.