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More customization options could be coming soon to Playground mode in Fortnite

Published: 31/Oct/2018 18:50

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Playground mode in Fortnite Battle Royale may soon receive a brand new set of customization options for players to take advantage of.

New information leaked from certain game files by data miners at @FNBRLeaks indicate that a series of new customization options could be coming to the popular mode sometime in the future.

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According to the leaks, Epic Games are looking to add custom options for gravity, ammo, building resources, and item spawns.

The list of projected Playground customizations can be seen below, based on the information that was leaked.

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  • Gravity Multiplier – This feature would allow players to modify how strong or weak the force of gravity on the map would be. The default gravity setting would likely be on Medium Planet.
    • Small Planet
    • Medium Planet
    • Large Planet
    • Medium Moon
    • Large Moon
    • Asteroid
  • Infinite Ammo – This option is likely a simple on/off switch which allows the player to have infinite ammunition for any equipped weapon.
  • Infinite Building Resources – This option is likely a simple on/off switch which allows the player to have infinite building resources such as Wood, Brick, and Metal.
  • Spawn Item – This is likely a option which would allow the player to spawn any item of their choice at any given time.
  • Respawn Location – This option would likely allow the player to choose where they want to respawn over the Fortnite map.
  • Warmup time – Players would likely be able to use this option to regulate how much time is allotted to warming up. 

All of the information presented above comes in addition to leaks from several weeks ago, which hinted at further new options being added to Playground such as friendly fire toggle, custom loot levels, movement speed multiplier, and damage multiplier. 

Furthermore, all of this comes after Epic had already recently made considerable changes to Playground in the v6.01 update, adding custom options to regulate time of day, starting health, fall damage, starting shields, and more. 

That could suggest that all of these new leaked changes may not be added to the game anytime soon, although the next major update to Playground should be a massive one.

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However, since none of these customization options have been formally announced or confirmed by Epic, this information should be considered as nothing more than speculation, and may not even ever be added into Fortnite. 

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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