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Myth explains why Fortnite has become “draining” in hilarious rant

Published: 9/Mar/2020 5:28 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 10:36

by Andrew Amos

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is one of Fortnite’s biggest stars, but the streamer has found himself demoralized by the recent Season 2 changes, telling Matthew ‘Mizkif’ Rinaudo how “draining” the battle royale is to play in its current state.

Myth shot to fame off the back of Fortnite’s unrivalled growth through 2017 and 2018. The little sandbox survival game was shot into the public conscience after releasing a battle royale version, and took over YouTube, Twitch, and other streaming services almost overnight.

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The TSM streamer was at the forefront of that growth, building his way to stardom with his incredible Fortnite skills just as the game was starting to take off.

However, he’s recently announced that he’s taking a break from the game he once loved after almost two years playing non-stop. The game has simply burned him out, and he feels the effects both on, and off-stream.

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So when the topic came up on Mizkif’s “Who Is Podcast,” Myth had plenty to say about the “grey area” that was rising to stardom off the back of a singular game, and seeing that same game crumble.

“So, at the start, when you start playing this game every single day, it feels very good,” he said. “It’s fun, especially when you’re starting to integrate yourself into the community and you see all the growth that’s happening because of it.

“Then there’s the negatives, which is when you hit a four-month dry patch of the game not f**king updating at all, or putting in zero content and not communicating at all. It becomes super draining and super demotivating to keep going on and playing that game every single day.”

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Chapter 2 was meant to rectify those problems ⁠— at least, that’s what the community was hoping for. While it was the most hyped gaming event of 2019, for Myth, Chapter 2’s entry into Fortnite fell flat.

“After that four month period of no content, they drop [Chapter] 2, and then what happens in [Chapter] 2? There’s no new content,” he continued.

“They take four items, recycle them, and then guess what, they just do stat changes ⁠— they just statistically change the weapons, make them mythic, and then guess what, it’s the same sh*t!

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Among all the chaos of his rant though, he did admit that while he disagrees with the creative direction the game is taking right now, he’s always loved Fortnite. While he might be a bit burned out for now, he sees himself returning when the time is right.

“I actually do enjoy Fortnite. I don’t like their approach with recycled content but yeah,” he trailed off.

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“I enjoyed late season five, early season six. Every single week, there was an opportunity to get a clip on the front page of [/r/FortniteBR]. Straight up.

“They would introduce something new into the game and it would be so impactful and everyone wanted to see what people were doing with it, that you had the opportunity to pop off of a few items every single week and blow up off of it.”

He has been playing it casually on stream, even after saying he was taking a break, but he’s taking things easier, and branching out.

He’s trying out Apex Legends and CS:GO, and while it’s helping fill the void, the streamer looks like he’s itching to jump back into his one true love.

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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