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New Fortnite theory hints original Chapter 1 map may finally return soon

Published: 5/Oct/2020 2:06 Updated: 5/Oct/2020 2:20

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s game-changing ‘The End’ event ushered in Chapter 2 and transported players to an all-new map, though after four Seasons in the one location, we may finally be heading back to where it all started in the next major update.

At the end of Season X in October, 2019, Epic Games completely reset the state of Fortnite. Chapter 2 kicked off with updated visuals, tons of new mechanics, fresh loot, and of course, a new map. The map that players grew to love – codenamed ‘Athena’ – was left in the past.


A full year since that historic shift and the developers have been entirely focused on the Chapter 2 map – codenamed ‘Apollo.’ However, that hasn’t stopped them subtly teasing the original battleground here and there. Fans have been demanding the first map make its return and now, it could finally be happening.

In the midst of Season 4’s Marvel-themed storyline, Iron Man has been making some upgrades to the Battle Bus. If a new theory holds up, it could all be pointing towards a huge return to the original Fortnite stomping grounds.


The wormhole connection… So what we all thought was a black hole turns out to be a worm hole. A wormhole is a hypothetical connection between widely separated parts of space. This makes sense because the orb seems to be on both maps. *the reason galactus is coming to our map* “nexus war” from FortNiteBR

‘The wormhole connection,’ Reddit user ‘SvenWillNeverDie420’ coined on October 1. “What we all thought was a black hole, turns out to be a wormhole.” Instead of last year’s world-ending event, what if the original universe was never sucked out of existence? We were all just transported elsewhere while the previous location still remains somewhere in the galaxy.

While this would be a nice sentiment on paper, there’s a surprising amount of evidence to back the theory. The workshop at the Stark Industries POI currently has upgrades being applied to the Battle Bus. However, a whiteboard in the background could be pointing towards this wormhole theory. 

A simple drawing of a wormhole could indicate that Tony Stark is upgrading the Battle Bus in order to travel through one in the near future. This could mean that we transport back to the original map at the end of this season. Though it could also hint that both maps will be playable in Season 5 thanks to a Battle Bus that can travel through at any point in time.


This theory is further backed by a tweet from Epic Games worldwide creative director Donald Mustard. “It’s ALL connected,” he teased back on August 22. “Pay attention. The story is about to kick into overdrive.”

Obviously, take this information with a grain of salt for the time being as it is purely a theory for now. The Fortnite community has been asking for the original map to make its return for quite some time. Perhaps it could finally be on the horizon as the next Season draws near.

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks. Fortnite Season 5 is expected to arrive on November 30; there’s still plenty of time for Epic to drop more teasers.


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