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When is Fortnite’s v7.20 Content Update being released – Everything you need to know

Published: 21/Jan/2019 21:48 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 13:12

by Albert Petrosyan


UPDATE: The v7.20 Content Update is now LIVE, and there are some pretty big changes! For more information, including patch notes, visit our Fortnite v7.20 Content Update information and patch notes article.

Original article…


Another week, another update for Fortnite Battle Royale, as Epic Games have announced the release date and time for the v7.20 Content Update. 

The v7.20 Content Update is set to go live on Tuesday. January 22 at 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET / 1 PM GMT and will not require any downtime, so players will be able to enjoy it as soon as it’s available.


Content Updates generally do not require any downtime because, unlike regular game updates, they only manage new and existing content in the game and do not include any significant adjustments to core mechanics or gameplay. 

This latest Content Update was announced on January 21 via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter account, which included a hint at one of the newe items that’s going to to be added to the game.

Since Epic Games tend to not release any patch notes until in-game updates go live, there is no way to know exactly everything that’s going to be in this v7.20 Content Update.


One addition that has been confirmed is the new Sneaky Snowman item, which has appeared in the pre-lobby news section of the game along with the caption “Become a master of disguise.”

While no other information has been provided about this new item, many are predicting it to function similarly to the Bush item that’s already in the game, in that players will be able to use it to blend into the snowy environment. 

Additionally, Epic Games Design Lead Eric Williamson has also confirmed several other changes being made to the game via this update, including changes to shield availability, spawn rate of mobility items and vehicles, and a few vaulted weapons/items, such as the Quad Launcher.


These changes seem to be in response to a lot of the complaints from the community of late as many players have been unhappy about the current state of the game. 

The Quad Launcher will be vaulted in the v7.20 Content Update, but it may not be the only weapon or item on it’s way out!

In addition to that, players can also expect new cosmetic items and possibly even map changes. If there are any cosmetics added, data miners will likely discover them in game files and leaked them within hours of the update going live. 


Make sure to follow us @Dexerto and keep an eye on the Dexerto Fortnite page as we will provide the full patch notes once the v7.20 Content Update releases, along with details on all changes, leaked cosmetic items, and more. 


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