A new set of challenges is live in Fortnite for Week 5, including one which tasks you with using three Rift’s on the map.
This should be a fairly straight forward task, but because the Rifts are spread across various locations and don’t always spawn in the same place, a quick guide will help speed up the process.
Rift Portals are brand new items on the Fortnite map for Season 5, related to the rocket launch and cracks in the sky that made for the transition from season 4 to 5.
They look like floating cracks of glass essentially, but if you approach them, it will launch you high up into the Fortnite sky and send you falling back down again.
They’re not consistently in the same place, but they have very regular spawn points. So if you visit these zones marked on the map, you should have no trouble finding and entering three rifts.
If you are running the challenge with a teammate or three, bear in mind that once a rift is used once it will disappear after a short time, so you must ensure that you all use the rift quickly after each other.
The other thing to bear in mind, is that while it would be fast to immediately leave the game after you have entered the rift, it may cause you to lose your challenge progress. So stay in the game until you are eliminated or win the game.
If you are struggling with any of the other challenges, make sure to check out this week’s ‘cheat sheet‘, or individual guides below:
Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events.
If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.
With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.
Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.
Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.
Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.
Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.
All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.
How to earn Twitch drops
Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.
Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
Click “Link your Account”
Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.
FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule
If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.
This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.
The full breakdown of times can be found below:
EU Region Broadcast
Start time: 1 PM EST
EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
NA Region Broadcast
Start time: 5 PM EST
NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
Break: 8:30 PM EST
NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST
It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.