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Ninja explains why Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 could be “average”

Published: 9/Feb/2020 15:21

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has explained why he thinks Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 might not be what fans are expecting after playing for a few days on the new engine, following the V11.50 update. 

The launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 and a brand new map gave fans of the battle royale plenty of excitement that there would plenty of things in store. However, things haven’t gone quite to plan. 

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The longest season in the game’s history hasn’t been as full of content as fans would have liked – despite Epic Games switching to a new engine and sparking hope from players like Ninja, especially as he said he believed there would be big things in store

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The start of Fortnite Chapter 2 came with high expectations from fans.

During his February 8 stream, the popular Fortnite player dove into his feelings regarding the all-new game engine – and what it could mean for the new season. Despite his early high hopes, Ninja played down his expectations.

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“After them releasing the engine, the engine is out and we’re playing on it, I think the season is going to be pretty average – and by average, I mean I don’t think it’s going to be as godly and god-tier as people think it needs to be now,” Ninja said. 

The streamer noted that he had “no idea” what Epic’s game plan is regarding the new season, as it feels like they have “deprived” players in regards to what they’ve been used to in the past with constant updates and changes. “It’s like, I don’t know what’s going, I don’t know what they’re going to do,” he added.

After a few moments, he expanded on what he was thinking. He explained why he doesn’t believe the end of the first season will lead to any huge changes as Epic hasn’t really played into a storyline as they have in the past. 

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“With the information we’re given now, I don’t see anything crazy happening – I don’t see any crazy map changes,” Ninja added. “Epic has never just changed and blown up a map for like one season this early on. It’s usually throughout the entire season something is happening that leads to a huge map change.”

However, the Mixer star concluded by saying that he believes in Epic to have something up their sleeve, though he accepts that it could be the final straw for some players – even if he thinks the game will never really struggle. 

“Now, it is up to them to prove that they know what they’re doing,” added Ninja. “This new season is going to be really huge man. I feel like they’ve put themselves in a position where if this does not do well, or if it isn’t like incredible, it’s like the last straw thing.”

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Of course, it is difficult to say what Epic might have in store for the new season, so it remains to be seen as to what is coming next.

However, Ninja and his fellow players won’t have long to wait, as Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is set to finally launch on February 20.

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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