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Thor’s hammer crash lands in second Fortnite Season 4 teaser

Published: 24/Aug/2020 15:07

by Matt Porter

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Fortnite developers Epic Games have literally dropped the second in-game teaser for Chapter 2, Season 4, with Thor’s legendary hammer Mjölnir crash-landing into the island, planting itself firmly in the ground and leaving a giant crater in the ground. 

There’s never more hype around Epic Games’ ultra-popular battle royale than a new season, which are often the game’s biggest updates and shift the meta. In the game itself, it could take us to places we could have never imagined.

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After weeks of rumors, leaked images, and in-game teasers hinting at the possibility of Marvel’s superheroes making their presence felt on the Fortnite island, it has since been confirmed.

On August 21, the first teaser dropped with the legendary ‘God of Thunder’ Thor front and center.

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Marvel are set to be the overarching theme of Chapter 4.

Action really kicked off in-game on August 22 when a rift opened up above the island, while the game’s official account tweeted a cryptic message that read: “The Herald has found The Island,” accompanied by an image of Thor.

What this means is unclear, but many are already theorizing that the Rift is how the superheroes will enter the world of Fortnite. The comic book that in the lobby also features Thor now, hinting that he may be the main character in the new season.

Epic dropped the latest teaser on Monday, August 24, with Thor’s iconic hammer falling out of the sky and leaving a massive crater in the earth, while a countdown to Season 4 appeared in the sky above it.

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The situation is extremely reminiscent of the end of Iron Man 2 and the plot of the first Thor movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and players will be hoping that they eventually get to wield the mighty weapon like the God of Thunder does, smiting down enemies with lightning on their path to wins.

The crater left by Thor's hammer.
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Thor’s hammer left a massive crater near Salty Springs.

We all know that Epic loves to tease players with what is coming next, so it’s no surprise that they have kicked things off for Fortnite Season 4, which starts on Thursday, August 27.

Whether we will see classic Marvel locations appear on the map, remains to be seen, but leaks suggest that the Season 4 Battle Pass will have a number of earth’s mightiest heroes, meaning you can hunt for a Victory Royale like you’re part of The Avengers.

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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