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SypherPK explains why Fortnite Season 3 could be “the best season ever”

Published: 7/May/2020 4:14

by Andrew Amos

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Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has praised Epic’s recent changes to Fortnite, and is holding out hope for Chapter 2: Season 3, claiming the next big update could be “the best ever” for the battle royale.

Epic have been widely criticized for how they’ve handled Fortnite since the start of Chapter 2. A lack of transparency, slow updates, and broken mechanics have turned some of the game’s most passionate supporters away.

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SypherPK led a plea to the developers to fix some of the game’s biggest issues just two weeks ago. Now, he’s singing their praises, as Epic has turned their attention to problems the community wants fixed.

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Epic is slowly turning Fortnite around, and SypherPK is loving it.

Their recent changes to Fortnite have been drastic. OP weapons like Heavy Snipers have been nerfed. More casual modes like Party Royale have been added. Controller aim assist has been toned down. All these and more has Sypher looking forward to possibly Fortnite’s “best season ever.”

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“I’m really excited for this new season, mainly because Epic has done a lot over the last few weeks to address some of the issues people have been facing from a casual and competitive perspective,” he said.

“I have a really good feeling about Chapter 2: Season 3. I have a feeling it could be one of the best seasons in Fortnite ever. I don’t know what it will hold. I really love this game, and I want to see it succeed, so I’m optimistic about next season.”

Sypher pointed towards two changes that made him feel that way. First, it was the removal of skill-based matchmaking from Squads. Then, it was changing the competitive ruleset after pleas from pros. Both have improved the quality of the game dramatically for all players.

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“[SBMM being removed] means the game’s going to be a lot more casual, and a lot less sweaty,” he said. “As a YouTuber, I can get back to doing funny meme-style videos. The game’s are easier and less sweaty.

“[In competitive] Epic had a problem with the elims being too rewarding, and people were complaining about this,” he added. “In a couple of days, Epic announced they were reducing the elimination points from four points to two so that it rewards players who play out a full game.

“Epic were able to make a change pretty much immediately after receiving feedback from players ⁠— the communication is awesome, and they were really quick with their response. They’re listening, open to feedback, and they’re acting on what people are saying.”

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While Sypher admitted there were still issues present ⁠— like the number of AI in lobbies only going up ⁠— he was relieved Epic had implemented some positive change into Fortnite.

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Other content creators like CouRage have joined the chorus of praise. Between that, and Fortnite’s player count skyrocketing to new levels, it looks like Epic may have finally righted the ship many believed had run aground for good.

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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