Pro Fortnite players aren't happy about the latest update in Fortnite ahead of $2.6 million event at TwitchCon [UPDATED] - Dexerto
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Pro Fortnite players aren’t happy about the latest update in Fortnite ahead of $2.6 million event at TwitchCon [UPDATED]

Published: 24/Oct/2018 23:52 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 16:41

by Wyatt Donigan

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UPDATE (October 25, 2018, 6pm ET)

In response to feedback from the competitive Fortnite community, Epic Games has announced that many features that players were unhappy over from the V6.20 update have been disabled for TwitchCon’s Fall Skirmish event this weekend.

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In an email sent out to TwitchCon competitors, Epic stated that Cube Monsters, Port-A-Fortress, Port-A-Fort, and Shockwave Grenades will all be disabled. They have also made adjustments to shadow post processing to give players better visibility in game.


Fortnitemares 2018 is upon us and despite bringing a host of changes to shake up the Fortnite meta, many pro players are expressing their displeasure with the update.

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Epic Games released the V6.20 update on October 24, and while it signaled the start of the anticipated Fortnitemares event, the widespread changes have upset a large number of pro players.

The changes alone may not have been enough to provoke much outrage, but with the $1.86 million TwitchCon Fall Skirmish finale and $750K Stream-vitational tournament both coming up in just a few days, players are frustrated at having such large-scale changes being put in place.

Two of Team Liquid’s most prominent players expressed their frustrations this week, with Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo saying he wouldn’t stream until after TwitchCon since he needs “to relearn the game,” while Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve went on an extended rant on his stream.

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“A whole new game for $1.5 million,” POACH says to his viewers. “Epic is taking RNG to the whole next level. They’re like ‘Alright boys, you guys have been playing customs and all these Skirmishes for weeks. For the last tournament of the Fall Skirmish, fuck it. Completely different game. Good luck.’”

Much of the outrage from the community is centered around the addition of the Cube Monsters, as the players feel it has completely changed how they must play the game.

Pro player ‘DareDixon’ summed it up perfectly when he admitted that while the features are “dope on paper,” they shouldn’t have been added to the main playlist.

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Counter Logic Gaming’s Sam ‘WishYaLuckk’ Salcedo suggested that Epic Games take a page out of Treyarch’s book and keep zombies confined to specific locations similar to how the undead enemies are handled in Blackout, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode.

Robert ‘WizKay’ Simone gave his own two cents on the issue, saying that the custom test games he’s seen have been “a complete and utter shit show.”

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Epic Games has so far been silent on the issue, which could mean there are no plans to reverse the changes and thus the pros will need to practice up to be ready for the brand-new meta at TwitchCon this weekend.

This isn’t the only thing that the pros have been upset about, either, as many also expressed their frustration over being forced to use certain peripherals and game settings at the event.

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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