Several Fortnite Map Changes Could be Coming for v4.5 Update - Dusty Divot, Tilted Towers, and Villain Lair by Snobby Shores - Dexerto

Several Fortnite Map Changes Could be Coming for v4.5 Update – Dusty Divot, Tilted Towers, and Villain Lair by Snobby Shores

Published: 23/Jun/2018 0:43 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Albert Petrosyan


Season 4 of Fortnite has certainly introduced new and innovative features to the popular Battle Royale title that were not seen in previous seasons.

One of those aspects has been the constantly evolving map, which has been changing on a near weekly basis stemming from when it was struck by meteors at the start of the season. 


Gaming news outlet IGN has been consistently updating its interactive Fortnite map to reflect the various changes, and its most recent version includes new features that cannot yet be seen in the game.

With Season 4 coming to a close in the coming weeks, these map changes will most likely be added to the in-game locations after the launch of the v4.5 update, which will likely be released on June 26th. 


The latest changes on IGN’s Fortnite map are focused on three major areas: Dusty Divot, Tilted Towers, and the Rocket at the Villain Lair near Snobby Shores.

Dusty Divot, which was hit with a large meteor at the start, has been periodically receiving structural changes to the central building located in the crater. It appears that the v4.5 map will add to that even more.

Dusty Divot

Although not as drastic as Dusty Divot, Tilted Towers has also experienced major changes since the meteor strike.


The IGN v4.5 map shows that even further changes are coming as a large and new structure will be built where the crater had formally been at the start of the season.

Tilted Towers

The last major change coming appears to be at the Villain lair near Snobby Shores, which contains a large, purple rocket, which, according to leaked game files, will be launched by the end of the season.

IGN’s updated v4.5 map shows the rocket missing from the lair, meaning that the launch could be coming as soon as next week.


Fortnite InsiderThe current map shows a rocket at the Villain Lair
Fortnite InsiderThe v4.5 map shows no rocket at the lair

Since these map changes have not yet been formally announced or confirmed by Fortnite developer Epic Games, all this should be treated as speculation.

However, IGN’s reliability has proven to be strong enough where these changes can be expected to be very likely to happen.


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