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Pokimane’s Fortnite emote has unintended consequences for every skin

Published: 21/Jan/2020 23:50

by Eli Becht


As part of the Fortnite Icon series, Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys got her own emote in the game, but it’s doing some strange things to the character models.

Epic Games have been rolling out new cosmetics for Fortnite streamers with the new Icon series, with the likes of Ninja, Pokimane, and Jordan Fisher all being immortalized.


Ninja got things started with an outfit skin and emote, while Pokimane and Jordan Fisher followed with emotes. However, Poki’s emote isn’t doing any favors for the skins currently in the game.

Pokimane poses in Instagram selfie
Instagram: @pokimanelol
Pokimane has her own Fortnite emote now.

For some reason, her emote, which is a dance that the Twitch superstar popularized, stretched out the skins and warps their body size. This issue isn’t exclusive to just one skin, as players are reporting problems with a variety of them. The Kylo Ren skin, for example, becomes super stretched while using the emote.


An in-game example of this can be seen below, as Reddit user xTechFusion20x captured a clip of the Snorkel Ops performing this emote and becoming warped as a result.

Certain outfits get fat when using the new Poki emote. from FortNiteBR


If Snorkle Ops becoming wider isn’t enough evidence, players quickly revealed even more examples of the issue. Redditor Solid- shared an image of three different skins all having enlarged torsos, showing just how widespread the problem has become.

The Poki emote deforms most if not all skin’s chests, at least you can recreate Ben Swolo from FortNiteBR

All in all, it’s not the biggest deal as this won’t have any effect on gameplay, but it is annoying to see an emote you paid for significantly alter your character.


Several Fortnite cosmetics have had issues in the past, such as capes having unintended physics, and they were subsequently fixed by Epic.

fortnite icon series
Epic Games
The Fortnite Icon series is immortalizing streamers with in-game cosmetics.

Since this is happening to so many different skins, Epic might get a fix pushed out for this emote as soon as possible. In the meantime, you’ll just have to deal with your character model being a tad thicker than usual whenever you use this dance.

We’ll have to hope that future Icon emotes will not run into issues like this, especially since they all have a chance to become really popular.


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