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Tfue and SypherPK call for Fortnite visual changes to combat aim assist

Published: 5/May/2020 10:11 Updated: 5/May/2020 10:24

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite stars Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan have called on Epic Games to make a change to some visual effects in the battle royale that are giving the upper-hand to controller players with aim assist. 

For a few months now, Fortnite players have been ramping up their debate over controller players taking on keyboard and mouse users. Many had made the switch to a controller just to show off the almost aimbot-like aim assist that they could have. 

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While Epic have made changes to aim assist, some annoyances have still remained for keyboard and mouse users, especially when it comes to controller players being able to track opponents through walls. Though, as Tfue and SypherPK have pointed out, there could be an even bigger issue at hand.

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Explosions can cause some serious visual problems in Fortnite.

During recent streams, the pair of Fortnite stars had been discussing how the visual effects with explosions and buildings breaking could blind players and, in turn, give a keyboard and mouse user a major disadvantage. 

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As they pointed out, controller players can easily track their opponents through the smoke or fire of a wall or building breaking apart. “This s**t needs to be fixed,” said Tfue. “I don’t give a f**k how good you are, in this situation that I was in, you’re gonna lose like 99% of the time.”

Tfue also added: “If you cannot see your opponent, you should not be able to aim or track your opponent.”

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Sypher’s complaints, however, even took things a step further as he wasn’t reviewing his own footage, but another professional player. He pointed out that, at one point, the visual effect was so bad that the other player on the screen was actually invisible.

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“This dude was completely invisible, and this wasn’t a rocket explosion, this was just the build breaking,” noted the Luminosity Gaming member. “It’s a bit crazy, they’ve got to clean that up for sure.”

While Epic can’t fix every little issue with Fortnite, these visual problems coupled with controller players being able to track their opponents regardless of how blind they may be, seems like something they’ll have to address soon. 

Whether the developers do so anytime soon, however, is a different story altogether, so we’ll just have to wait and see what they’ve got up their sleeve.

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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