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Five Effective Tips to Help You Win More Shotgun Fights in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 22/May/2018 15:50 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Ross Deason


MonsterDface, a popular Fortnite Battle Royale content creator, has shared five top tips for winning Shotgun battles on the massively popular Epic Games title.

When it comes to Fortnite Battle Royale, not all of us are born equally. Luckily, there are countless tutorials, guides, and tips out there which should make it possible for even the most average player to get their first victory royale.


One YouTuber who has made a name for himself with his informative videos and various tips and tricks series is MonsterDface. On May 20th he released yet another video where he shared five important tips to help less experienced players be more successful when using Fortnite’s various shotguns.

Shotgun battles can be extremely nerve-racking for newer players, and even more experienced players often make the mistakes that MonsterDface discusses, so it’s definitely worth the time that it takes to watch the tutorial.


His first tip is one that he regularly comes back to in his content: use the right camera angle as often as possible.

Basically, due to Fortnite being a third person game with the camera positioned slightly over the right shoulder, taking gun fights and peeking things on the right hand side of your character should make things easier for you as you can see more and hip fire more effectively..

His next tip is to fire and then build a wall and reposition when in a 1 vs. 1 battle with shotguns so that you minimize the amount of damage that you are taking:


“you don’t want incoming fire to return back at you, you wanna catch all incoming fire. So fire, wall, reposition, rebuild, and then continue the push on players.”

MonsterDface’s third focus is on how to build and chase down players during a Shotgun battle where both players are attempting to gain the high ground.

He reminds you that it is actually viable to completely disengage from these battles and focus on winning them in a different way:

“In shotgun fights, if you guys get really high in the sky, that is a red flag guys. You don’t wanna burn all of your resources hitting the skybox. You wanna keep in mind you can use other strategies like going down to the lower levels and bringing down the entire build fight.”

His final tips focus on how to win a close range battle when you don’t actually have a Shotgun, and how to improve your overall movement and use of ADS during Shotgun fights. Check out the full video above for MonsterDface’s significantly more detailed explanations.


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