Pro players are not happy with the new explosive damage in Fortnite - ft Myth, Chap, CouRage, and more - Dexerto

Pro players are not happy with the new explosive damage in Fortnite – ft Myth, Chap, CouRage, and more

Published: 2/Nov/2018 2:09 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 8:56

by Albert Petrosyan


Once again, a major change made to Fortnite Battle Royale has drawn the ire of many of the game’s top competitive players and content creators.

The new explosive damage system, introduced in the v6.21 patch on November 1, allows for 25% of all explosive damage to penetrate through structures and the environment.


This means that players who are behind structures are susceptible to taking health damage when fired upon by an explosive item or weapon, regardless of whether the structure was built by the player or spawned naturally. 

The change has received largely negative feedback from many in the community, including some of the biggest and well-known competitive players, streamers, and YouTubers.


These big Fortnite influencers have since taken to social media to express their dismay at this recent update, with many calling it non-competitive and unbalanced.

The feedback has been so wholly negative, that Epic Games were compelled to further clarify their intentions in a post they put up on Reddit hours after the update went live.

Ironically, they revealed in the post that the whole motivational factor for the implementation of this change was because the developers felt that there was an unbalance between aggressive and passive play-styles.


Here are some of the best tweets from popular players and content creators in reaction to this new explosive damage, including a massive thread from Team SoloMid Fortnite captain Myth, in which he breaks down why he doesn’t think the change is acceptable. 

Myth – TSM Fortnite team captain

High Distortion – Fortnite player and streamer for TSM


Chap – Fortnite player for Team Liquid

CouRage – Fortnite content creator for OpTic Gaming


MoNsTcR – Competitive Fortnite player

Thiefs – Fortnite player and content creator for FaZe Clan

MrMuselk – Fortnite YouTuber

King Richard – Competitive Fortnite player and streamer

Avxry – Fortnite content creator for FaZe Clan

Svennoss – Fortnite player for NRG Esports

WizKay – Competitive Fortnite player

FaZe Tennp0 – Fortnite player for FaZe Clan

Dakotaz – Fortnite content creator for TSM

SpaceLyon – Fortnite player for FaZe Clan

I_AM_WILDCAT – Fortnite YouTuber


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