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Tfue explains why Fortnite needs to nerf SMGs and Assault Rifles

Published: 17/Apr/2020 11:34

by Joe Craven


Twitch streamer and Fortnite veteran Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has explained why he believes submachine guns and assault rifles are far too strong in the current build of Fortnite Chapter Two.

Despite being one of the title’s most popular content creators, Tfue has never been one to shy away from criticizing Epic Games’ building battle royale. The strength of his opinions has even caused some arguments with fellow streamers, like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.


For a host of reasons, a number of Fortnite community members have recently argued that Fortnite is dying. While Tenney does not go that far, he has highlighted another aspect of the game he wants to see adjusted.

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Fortnite Chapter Two has received mixed feedback from Tfue.

During an April 16 live stream, the 22-year-old explained why he wants to see adjustments to SMGs and ARs, particularly at close range.


“SMGs should not be able to sh*t on somebody with a shotgun in a close-range battle,” he said. “That’s not how f**king games work. I’ve never played a BR [battle royale], where an SMG or AR can sh*t on a f**king shotgun.”

In a game like Fortnite, where headshots deal double damage and cause flinch to enemies, some players, including Tfue, argue that they can be too strong. Shotguns, designed specifically for close-range engagements, have seen back-and-forth nerfs over Fortnite’s history as part of the infamous ‘one-pump’ debate.


“Dude it’s so dumb,” he continued. “They need to f**king nerf ARs and SMGs, and they need to vault mythic guns in competitive.”

Away from his comments on ARs and SMGs, it is not the first time Tfue has called for mythic items to be vaulted in competitive. Mythic weapons include Midas’ drum gun and Brutus’ minigun, but some players have argued that they are far too strong and add an element of inconsistency that does not belong in competitive Fortnite.

Whether Epic Games listen to Tfue and deliver on his wishes remains to be seen, but the response from Tfue’s audience shows there are a number of Fortnite players who agree with the Twitch star.


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