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Insane Fortnite bug is randomly shooting players deep into the storm

Published: 4/Sep/2020 5:23 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 6:18

by Andrew Amos


A new Fortnite bug in Season 4 is randomly shooting players deep into the storm, leaving them for dead. However, one leading theory might have cracked the reason why ⁠— a funny interaction with Groot’s Bramble Shield.

Fortnite Season 4 has introduced a number of Marvel hero themed abilities into the game. It’s a nice tie-in with all the new cosmetics players have been rocking across the map.


However, these mythic themed abilities are overpowered at the best of times. Silver Surfer’s board can be used to get out of enclosed spaces, like box fights. Pro players have already found an exploit to get rid of the item cooldowns completely.

Groot Bramble Shield in Fortnite
Epic Games
Groot’s Bramble Shield could be the cause for this new exploit sending players deep into the storm.

Now, a new bug has arrived, randomly shooting players deep into the storm. While the cause of it is unknown, most seem to believe it’s tied in some way to the Marvel abilities.


Multiple Reddit users have uploaded clips of themselves being thrown deep into the storm after being in a duel with someone. Often, the two players jump on top of each other, and one of them gets sent off miles away.

Obviously, in the late game, this means getting stranded in the storm with no hope of recovery. No amount of meds or mats could get you back to the circle in time.

Fortnite sent me to the Shadow Realm! from r/FortNiteBR

Most players seem to believe the bug has something to do with Groot’s Bramble Shield. When a player activates the ball, they knock back all enemies they hit with it. If that player is directly above or below the player, they can sometimes glitch out and be thrown way off course.


“My guess is that when it’s activated while a player is in the radius of the ball, the game assumes that they have been hit so hard with the ball that they are inside it. As a result, the knock back is multiplied, and sends them flying,” one player hypothesized on Reddit.


It seemingly could hold true. Other players have managed to replicate the bug with the Groot ball, meaning it could be used as more of an exploit in the future.


Yet again, this is another bug with the mythic items Epic will have to iron out. With the other items posing major issues for competitive integrity, it might just be a matter of when, not if, they disable them as FNCS and other major tournaments approach.


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