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Puddles appearing in Fortnite tease map flooding in Season 3

Published: 5/May/2020 11:13

by David Purcell


Epic Games look to have dropped yet another Fortnite Season 3 teaser as mysterious puddles have been spotted around the battle royale island. 

If there’s one thing that Fortnite Battle Royale players look around for the most, aside from leaks of course, it’s map changes. Things moving around and new features being added; it’s all part of the fun for members of the community.


And a very interesting discovery has been made, too. It could be something huge, or nothing at all.

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Fortnite Season 2 was extended by Epic Games until June, but that hasn’t stopped the stream of S3 teasers.

Those who follow Fortnite data miners on social media, or are on the lookout for leaked information, will know that there has been talk of the current map completely flooding in the game’s next major update.


That has yet to be confirmed by Epic, though. With that being said, these new potential hints will allow the minds of players wander.

As seen in a post to Reddit by user natekit-, it looks like the early signs of a flood might have been teased already. Puddles are appearing at different points of interest, leaving fans wondering whether or not previous leaks were actually accurate.

(Second Image) Puddles are now appearing around the map…. credit @fnbrleaks on twitter from FortNiteBR

While this might just look like a shallow pool of water at first glance, some fans have noticed that the perimeter of the puddle does look a lot like the original Fortnite map, the one we all left behind when Season 10 came to a close. Could we see a return to the original island, after seeing this one sink? Who knows.


What we do know, though, is that this Reddit user isn’t the only player to have found pools of water appear. In fact, there’s more than just this one – as seen in a tweet from FortBRNewsLeaks.

In recent times, a number of content creators and streamers have moved away to other games – claiming Fortnite had become too stale. Although, one thing is for sure heading into Season 3, players have a lot of questions.

Answers aren’t too far away, either, with the next major update expected to roll out on June 4. Even still, we can probably expect to see even more teasers between now and then.


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