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Muselk explains why Fortnite needs “proper” ranked system

Published: 28/Apr/2020 8:53

by Andrew Amos


Elliott ‘Muselk’ Watkins might not be making FNCS finals every season, but that hasn’t stopped him from joining in the chorus of players asking Epic to introduce a proper ranked system into Fortnite.

Fortnite’s competitive scene has been a point of debate since the inception of battle royale in 2017. While players have been able to rank themselves on top through tournaments, only in the last 12 months was an in-game ranking system added.


However, the Arena ranked mode isn’t good enough for some ⁠— including Muselk.

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Fortnite’s Arena mode gives players access to in-game tournaments, but there’s no official ranking system.

While players can play Arena to get a chance to play daily cups and qualifiers for major tournaments, there’s no real way of tracking who’s number one on the ladder.


Muselk has called on Epic to change this in the upcoming Chapter 2: Season 3 update, and looking at introducing a “proper” ranked system.

“Really hoping next season we see Fortnite add a proper elo competitive system,” he said on Twitter. “Feel like it’d be such a win-win.”

The two winners he’s pointing out are not just the competitive community, but the casuals too.


Ranked lobbies will give more players who want to improve incentive to grind, while normals will return to becoming the place to chill out and try out silly strategies.

At the moment, with the two combined into one ⁠— outside of Arena ⁠— it can feel like every game is a fight for your life.

“[It’d be] a place for pros to really grind and feel like they’re improving, and would make pubs at least somewhat more ‘fun’ focused.”


Battle royale games like Apex Legends and PUBG have successfully implemented ranked modes into their games. By focusing on eliminations alongside placement, players will gain or lose elo depending on how well they perform in each lobby.

Muselk believes that now is the time to add ranked to the biggest battle royale on the planet in an attempt to try and make the game enjoyable again.

Other battle royales like Apex Legends have successfully implemented a ranked system.

The Australian YouTuber has also said Fortnite is “in an absolutely dumb spot”, and Season 3 could be the deal-breaker for a lot of players.

Epic’s plans for the next update have been tightly guarded though, so we will have to wait and see if change is truly on the horizon.


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