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Pokimane & Myth reveal the biggest problem with Fortnite’s audio

Published: 26/Sep/2020 0:54

by Brent Koepp

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Popular streamers Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys explained their biggest problem with Fortnite’s audio. The Twitch stars revealed to viewers how the battle royale’s sound mixing can become really distracting.

Audio is not only integral to the battle royale genre, it might even be the most important element for most players. Being able to hear the footsteps of your enemy is necessary to not getting eliminated.

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However, according to Twitch streamers Myth and Pokimane, Fortnite has a glaring problem with its sound. The duo explained their issue with the game’s mixing during their September 24 broadcast.

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The battle royale’s visuals and sound might actually have become a problem.

Pokimane & Myth on Fortnite audio problem

According to popular streamers Myth and Pokimane, Fortnite in its current state has a problem with its noise levels. “It still shocks me that you can’t, like, turn off the music at places,” the Team SoloMid star explained.

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Poki agreed and exclaimed, “Yeah, this is so f**king loud! It’s just so loud!” He then replied, “The entire game is just noise pollution. Everything is just super loud when you use it. Vehicles, those little missions that will have random audio cues.”

Myth continued to explain that all the various noises together is too much. “So you got the music, on top of the cars, on top of the random missions!” Pokimane laughed and added, “You aren’t ever going to hear footsteps!”

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Over on the /FortniteCompetitive subreddit, players agreed with the Twitch personalities, and questioned why there isn’t an option in the menu to adjust the volume of special effects and music within the world.

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“There is literally a ‘Music’ slider in the options – and it does not work on music in the game. Why?” ‘machngnXmessiah’ asked. Others agreed and found the “noise pollution” to be overwhelming.

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Fortnite players on Reddit agreed that sound can be a problem in the Battle Royale.

Regardless of how much you agree with the streamers’ viewpoint, there is no denying that Fortnite has continued to become more complex audio-wise with its ever-expanding map.

Only time will tell if Epic Games would ever consider dialing things down a little, or perhaps even giving fans an option to the control the levels of noise in the world itself.

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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